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The increasing globalization of markets and the criticality of reaching the right lifestyle segments make the relationship between personal motives and cultural values an important area for academic research and managerial practice. The authors seek to provide an understanding of this relationship...

Author(s)
Iversen, N. M.; Hem, L. E.; Mehmetoglu, M.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2016, 33, Suppl. 1, pp S38-S66
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There are as yet to our knowledge no systematic investigations comparing the effects of specific tourism company product and total destination product components on tourists' experience. The current study addressed this particular issue, based upon a convenience sample of 867 tourists visiting...

Author(s)
Mehmetoglu, M.; Normann, Ø.
Publisher
International University College, Dobrich, Bulgaria
Citation
European Journal of Tourism Research, 2013, 6, 2, pp 183-191
Abstract

The current study, using a confirmatory factor analysis, developed a multi-item scale consisting of 3 dimensions that exhibited necessary reliability and validity. Based on this Nature-Based, Eco- and Sustainable Tourists (NES)-scale, and by utilizing a cluster analysis, the study identifies 4...

Author(s)
Mehmetoglu, M.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Administration, 2010, 11, 2, pp 171-199
Abstract

This paper examines the diverse nature tourism market in terms of two broad segments: package and independent types. Based on a number of theoretical assumptions obtained from the general tourism literature, four research models (main hypotheses) were developed to assess the relationship between...

Author(s)
Mehmetoglu, M.
Publisher
Haworth Press Inc., Binghamton, USA
Citation
Journal of Hospitality & Leisure Marketing, 2006, 14, 4, pp 47-67
Abstract

This paper investigates the relationship between four groups of trip activities and the daily expenditures of a sample of visitors (n=162) at two nature-based attractions in Northern Norway. The paper also examines some other potential factors by adopting a widely utilized two-fold segmentation...

Author(s)
Mehmetoglu, M.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2007, 15, 2, pp 200-215
Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between trip motives and the importance placed on nature when choosing a destination. More specifically, it investigates how much importance tourists, motivated by their 'everyday lives', attach to nature in their decision to travel to their...

Author(s)
Mehmetoglu, M.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Journal of Ecotourism, 2007, 6, 2, pp 111-126
Abstract

An understanding of what may influence people's environmental behaviour is a prerequisite for achieving sustainability at both home and destinations visited. The current study has accordingly examined how a set of social psychological and socio-demographic factors influences a sample of the...

Author(s)
Mehmetoglu, M.
Publisher
Routledge, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2010, 10, 4, pp 430-447
Abstract

This study directs attention to the gender aspects of the vacation. In tourism, gender differences are evident in that male and female consumption differ in various phases of a vacation. This study intends to shed light on gender intricacies as it relates to nature-based vacations. Based on a...

Author(s)
Vespestad, M. K.; Mehmetoglu, M.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Putnam Valley, USA
Citation
Tourism Review International, 2015, 19, 3, pp 147-161
Abstract

Over the past three decades, indigenous tourism has received a growing amount of attention from both the tourist market and tourism academics. The research conducted regarding indigenous people has often treated the subject from a conflict perspective. In this study, a symbiotic perspective is...

Author(s)
Johansen, T. E.; Mehmetoglu, M.
Publisher
Routledge, Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Heritage Tourism, 2011, 6, 2, pp 129-141
Abstract

Purpose - The essence of the demand for nature-based tourism is an important issue seen from both an academic and practitioner's perspective. One approach to understanding it is to examine the relationship between tourists' travel motivations and activities. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is...

Author(s)
Mehmetoglu, M.; Normann, Ø.
Publisher
Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, Bradford, UK
Citation
Tourism Review, 2013, 68, 2, pp 3-13