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This special issue (consisting of six papers) focuses on the use of social media, word-of-mouth communication, mobile applications and geographical information systems in tourism marketing, as well as the impact of the use of such tools on visitor consumer behaviour and satisfaction.

Publisher
Inderscience, Olney, UK
Citation
International Journal of Leisure and Tourism Marketing, 2015, 4, 3/4, pp 173-278
Abstract

The proliferation of the Internet and other technological innovations has transformed the structure of the tourism industry as well as affected how tourism destinations are perceived and consumed. The 3D virtual world provides opportunities for destination marketing organizations to communicate...

Author(s)
Huang YuChih; Backman, K. F.; Backman, S. J.; Chang LanLan
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Research, 2016, 18, 2, pp 116-128
Abstract

The targeting of tourism market segments is considered to increase repeat visitations to tourism destinations because it allows destination marketers to accurately determine the needs and expectations of targeted tourists, develop more effective marketing strategies, which in turn, assists with...

Author(s)
Tassiopoulos, D.; Haydam, N.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2008, 29, 5, pp 870-882
Abstract

This study identified viable target markets at South Africa's most renowned nature reserve, the Kruger National Park, using market segmentation based on demographic characteristics. International, domestic, and local nature tourists were surveyed and categorized into three distinct clusters. The...

Author(s)
Kruger, M.; Viljoen, A.; Saayman, M.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2017, 34, 3, pp 312-340
Abstract

This volume contains nine full papers and one research note that cover contemporary topics in hospitality and leisure, including: destination image; the use of social networking sites in tourism; the safety of swimming as a holiday activity in the tropics; visitor behaviour; the choice of exchange...

Author(s)
Chen, J. S.
Publisher
Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, Bradford, UK
Citation
Advances in hospitality and leisure, 2015, pp 224 pp.
Abstract

This chapter provides an analysis of the South African domestic nature tourism market, based on a survey of households (n=841) in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng in 2001. The chapter discusses recent and ideal trips for respondents who have not travelled to nature reserves in the past three years,...

Author(s)
Lindberg, K.
Publisher
World Bank, Washington, USA
Citation
Nature tourism, conservation, and development in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, 2003, pp 55-90
Abstract

The level of poverty in developing countries no doubt is one of the major problems confronting patronage of tourism as well as its development in Africa Sub-Region. Few of the affluent are involved in tourism but more in recreation activities. A larger proportion of the teeming populations use...

Author(s)
Ogunbodede, E. F.
Publisher
Global Earth Society for Environmental Energy and Development, Bhopal, India
Citation
Journal of Environmental Research and Development, 2012, 6, 3A, pp 908-915
Abstract

Although several studies have demonstrated a positive relationship between destination attractiveness and loyalty, most published research has focused on travellers from geographically close markets and on mature destinations. This study adopts a demand-side perspective to investigate these...

Author(s)
Vigolo, V.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Research, 2015, 17, 6, pp 564-576
Abstract

This study examined tourists' willingness to pay for relaxation and factors that influence the visitors' willingness to pay for ecotourism at Oyan Lake, Nigeria. A cross sectional survey with the use of questionnaire was done; the dichotomous choice method based on payment card method was employed...

Author(s)
Moyib, F. R.; Ojo, O. S.; Ayodele, I. A.
Publisher
Scientific and Didactical Campus of Rimini and the Advanced School of Tourism Sciences of Alma Mater Studiorum, Rimini, Italy
Citation
Almatourism: Journal of Tourism, Culture and Territorial Development, 2016, 7, 13, pp 95-106
Abstract

The natural environment plays an important role in adventure tourism. Specific environments are often necessary for certain types of adventure tourism and unique settings are seen to enhance the value of adventure tourism experiences. Given the importance of the environment in adventure tourism,...

Author(s)
Giddy, J. K.; Webb, N. L.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
GeoJournal, 2018, 83, 2, pp 275-287

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