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A key element of sustainable tourism is the inclusion of activities that both provide insights into the destination, or develop a "sense of place", and that encourage tourists to develop a sense of responsibility for the conservation of that destination, which could be described as "care of place". ...

Author(s)
Walker, K.; Moscardo, G.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2016, 24, 8/9, pp 1243-1261
Abstract

Visitor information centers are primarily responsible for promoting local tourism products and services; and consequently, have direct impacts upon the economic, social, and recreational well-being of the region in which they are located. Research highlights the importance of tailoring center...

Author(s)
Ballantyne, R.; Hughes, K.; Ritchie, B. W.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2009, 26, 8, pp 778-794
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

With the growing emphasis on sustainable tourism, visitor management practices such as interpretation have played an important role in achieving the multiple goals of tourism - both enhancing tourist satisfaction and fostering proenvironmental behavior. Yet previous research reveals contradictory...

Author(s)
Kim, A. K.; Coghlan, A.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Putnam Valley, USA
Citation
Tourism Analysis, 2018, 23, 1, pp 77-91
Abstract

Because of the inefficiency in analyzing the comprehensive travel data, tourism managers are facing the challenge of gaining insights into travelers' behavior and preferences. In most cases, existing techniques are incapable of capturing the sequential patterns hidden in travel data. To address...

Author(s)
Huy Quan Vu; Li Gang; Law, R.; Zhang YanChun
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2018, 57, 3, pp 399-413
Abstract

A growing number of people are travelling alone for holidays, yet limited research addresses this topic. This paper explores the main motivators and drivers of satisfaction and dissatisfaction for solo holiday travellers using a critical incident technique to collect and analyse data. The findings...

Author(s)
Bianchi, C.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Research, 2016, 18, 2, pp 197-208
Abstract

This article considers a temporal dimension and extends the theoretical framework beyond the leisure constraints theory to incorporate passive use and direct use values for the first time, to examine nonattendees' intention to attend a rural festival. It was found that passive use values affect...

Author(s)
Mahadevan, R.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Putnam Valley, USA
Citation
Event Management, 2018, 22, 3, pp 441-452
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

This study examines the service quality expectations and evaluation levels of a sample of 600 backpacker visitors to the Wet Tropics World Heritage area of Cairns, Australia. It was found that service quality ideals were generally rated more highly than evaluations among these visitors. Older...

Author(s)
Ross, G. F.
Citation
Visions in Leisure and Business, 1995, 14, 2, pp 24-42

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