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The aim of this study is to develop a better understanding of the use of social media in tourism pre-trip information search patterns for small regional leisure destinations. Only limited research has previously focused on how small regional destinations use and adopt social media strategies. This...

Author(s)
Pabel, A.; Prideaux, B.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Vacation Marketing, 2016, 22, 4, pp 335-348
Abstract

The aim of this paper is to explore the potential use of the cassowary, a large colourful but threatened bird as a flagship for tourism and conservation in the Far North Queensland (FNQ) region of Australia. Demand side (push factors) and supply side (pull factors) perspectives are investigated as...

Author(s)
Prideaux, B.; Pabel, A.; Sakata, H.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Ecotourism, 2018, 17, 1, pp 43-66
Abstract

Building on the existing tourism-humour literature, the study investigated tourists' views of the categories of humour used by Australian tour guides. The researchers also evaluated tourists' responses to the experimental manipulation of humour levels. The tourists' commentary on the settings...

Author(s)
Pabel, A.; Pearce, P. L.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 2016, 57, pp 190-205
Abstract

This article reports on visitor interest in Indigenous tourism experiences in the Wet Tropics region of Queensland, Australia. The findings are based on a survey sample of 326 tourists departing Cairns. The aim of this research was to investigate the demand for Indigenous tourism products and...

Author(s)
Pabel, A.; Prideaux, B.; Thompson, M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 2017, 31, pp 142-151