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The purpose of this study was to determine if there are distinct socio-demographic and behavioral characteristics among nature-based visitors based on distance traveled. The study used two concepts - "gravity" and "inertia" - to explain the effect of distance on travel behavior. The results based...

Author(s)
Nyaupane, G. P.; Graefe, A. R.
Publisher
Haworth Hospitality Press, Binghamton, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2008, 25, 3/4, pp 355-366
Abstract

A total of 1320 on-site interviews were conducted with individuals visiting 9 industrial heritage sites in southwestern Pennsylvania, USA. Individuals were asked, "What influenced you to visit the site?" Based on content analysis of their answers, 8 major reasons, including interest in the site,...

Author(s)
Chen, J. S.; Kerstetter, D. L.; Graefe, A. R.
Publisher
Haworth Press Inc., Binghamton, USA
Citation
Journal of Hospitality & Leisure Marketing, 2001, 8, 1/2, pp 19-31
Abstract

This study examines destination loyalty in a forest setting. It specifically focuses on revealing the formation of attitudinal, conative, and behavioural loyalty and the relationship between destination loyalty and related concepts that influence the strength of loyalty: service quality,...

Author(s)
Lee, J. Y.; Graefe, A. R.; Burns, R. C.
Publisher
Routledge, London, UK
Citation
Leisure Sciences, 2007, 29, 5, pp 463-481
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Americans' interest in travelling to historic sites has increased recently and is expected to continue. Despite this trend, however, very little is known about individuals who visit heritage or cultural sites. Evidence suggests that there may be types of tourists who progress from general...

Author(s)
Kerstetter, D. L.; Confer, J. J.; Graefe, A. R.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2001, 39, 3, pp 267-274
Abstract

To meet the needs of visitors, managers must understand the motivations driving visitors to wilderness areas. This paper compares the motivations of different segments of users of Allegheny National Forest, Pennsylvania, . Factor analysis identified 5 motivation factors (social, escape, fun, nature ...

Author(s)
Graefe, A. R.; Thapa, B.; Confer, J. J.; Absher, J. D.
Publisher
Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, USA
Citation
Proceedings - Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 2000, No. RMRS-P-15(Vol. 4), pp 107-112

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