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Understanding geospatial demand for destinations can improve management decisions affecting destination planning, marketing, natural preservation, and resident as well as visitor experiences. Visualization and analysis of demand markets are significantly enhanced by the capabilities of Geographic...

Author(s)
Supak, S.; Brothers, G.; Bohnenstiehl, D.; Devine, H.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Destination Marketing & Management, 2015, 4, 3, pp 173-186
Abstract

The recreational specialization framework is a potentially useful tool for understanding the characteristics of people who attend festivals and special events. This study determines the level of birding specialization among 313 surveyed visitors to the Third Annual Great Salt Lake Bird Festival...

Author(s)
Burr, S. W.; Scott, D.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Event Management, 2004, 9, 1/2, pp 27-37
Abstract

Every fifth visitor at the Slickrock trailhead was solicited to fill out a survey to determine the economic value of mountain biking in Moab, Utah, USA. A sample of 310 riders (response rate 90%) agreed to participate. Two non-market valuation techniques, the travel cost method (TCM) and the...

Author(s)
Fix, P.; Loomis, J.
Citation
Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 1998, 41, 2, pp 227-236
Abstract

Recreation- and tourism-based developed is often promoted as an alternative to commodity development in many natural resource dependent communities experiencing economic decline, but there has been little research on the actual economic impacts of national park visitation on local economies. Data...

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Dawson, S. A.; Blahna, D. J.; Keith, J. E.
Citation
Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 1993, 11, 4, pp 45-59
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The Utah tourism study was undertaken to provide information about Utah's current standing in the marketplace, to give the state a better idea of the type of visitor coming to Utah and the economic impact these visitors have on the economy; and, finally, to help Utah use its travel resources in a...

Author(s)
Sargent, A. R.
Publisher
Bureau of Economic and Business Research, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Citation
Tourism research: expanding boundaries. Travel and Tourism Research Association Nineteenth Annual Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 19-23, 1988., 1988, pp 77-90

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