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Originally a Christian festival to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, Christmas is now a major secular festival celebrated in numerous Christian and non-Christian countries. It is also a major holiday period that from a destination perspective offers an opportunity to attract significant numbers...

Author(s)
Prideaux, B.; Glover, P.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 2015, 20, 9, pp 955-970
Abstract

The repertory grid technique was used in this paper to investigate the decision-making process of travellers. Results showed that both destination physical attributes and the travellers' feelings towards the destination play a significant role in the choice of holiday destinations. Notably, a...

Author(s)
Keshavarzian, P.; Wu ChengLung
Publisher
Wiley, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Research, 2017, 19, 5, pp 546-556
Abstract

The summer of 2010-2011 was characterised by extreme weather events in Queensland. In late December 2010 and early January 2011, heavy rainfall produced a series of floods across the state. Three quarters of the state was declared a disaster zone and many thousands of people were evacuated from...

Author(s)
Windle, J.; Rolfe, J.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Melbourne, Australia
Citation
Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, 2013, 20, 4, pp 338-350
Abstract

Destination image studies have largely centred upon conceptualizing destination image through a variety of methods that are predominantly researcher driven. Whilst this has furthered our understanding of how vacationers perceive a destination(s) on key reference criteria, the researcher-driven...

Author(s)
Tkaczynski, A.; Rundle-Thiele, S. R.; Cretchley, J.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Vacation Marketing, 2015, 21, 2, pp 151-162
Abstract

This paper reports on and interprets the results of a survey of visitors to the Jourama Falls Section of the Paluma Range National Park located in Northern Queensland. It reports, amongst other things, on how much knowledge visitors to the site had about it before their visit, the procedures they...

Author(s)
Tisdell, C.
Publisher
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Citation
Working Paper - Economics, Ecology and the Environment, School of Economics, University of Queensland, 2010, No.164, pp 41 pp.
Abstract

This study investigated the destination evaluations, revisitation intentions, holiday preferences, and sociodemographic characteristics of budget travellers to the wet tropics region of Northern Australia. The reactions of 400 budget travellers were surveyed during the high season. More positive...

Author(s)
Ross, G. F.
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 1993, 20, 3, pp 477-489

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