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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

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

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

Travel research consistently shows the importance of word-of-mouth (WOM) information sources in the travel decision-making process. Friends and relatives have been identified as organic image-formation agents, and it has been emphasized that this WOM information is one of the most relied-upon...

Author(s)
Murphy, L.; Mascardo, G.; Benckendorff, P.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
International Journal of Consumer Studies, 2007, 31, 5, pp 517-527
Abstract

Two hundred and four visitors to the wet tropics of far north Queensland were surveyed to gauge ideal holiday destination images together with actual destination images of this area. A comparison of actual and ideal image attributes revealed a negative divergence of images for attributes such as...

Author(s)
Ross, G. F.
Citation
Australian Psychologist, 1991, 26, 3, pp 153-157
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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