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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

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

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

The aim of this study is to ascertain the moderating effect that affective destination image has on the relationship between tourist satisfaction and behavioural intention in a mountain tourism destination: Obudu Mountain Resort. Using a sample of 217 tourists who were very much first-time...

Author(s)
Mohammed Bala Banki; Hairul Nizam Ismail; Dalil, M.; Kawu, A.
Publisher
International Institute for Science, Technology & Education (IISTE), New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Environment and Earth Science, 2014, 4, 4, pp 47-60
Abstract

Thirteen contributions present examples of tourist behaviour and tourism marketing research that incorporates the global nature of tourism as an integral component. The globalization of tourism has resulted in more culturally diverse travellers with different preferences, motivations, expectations ...

Publisher
International Business Press, Binghamton, USA
Citation
Global tourist behavior., 1994, pp 271 pp.
Abstract

The eight papers in this issue embrace findings from a body of quite varying points of departure that include foci on the tourist experience concept, from both the firms side and the marketing side. Topics such as behaviors of destination visitors and their length of stay, brand personalities, the...

Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2015, 15, Suppl. 1, pp 1-151
Abstract

The study compared the types of tourism valued by non-tourists (n=240) and tourists (n=265) in Nigeria, and examined factors influencing destination selection. Cluster analysis and chi-square tests were used for comparison. Questionnaire surveys confirm that non-tourists attach higher values to...

Author(s)
Awaritefe, O. D.
Publisher
Henry Stewart Publications, London, UK
Citation
Journal of Vacation Marketing, 2004, 10, 3, pp 264-281
Abstract

There has been a growing awareness of the potentially significant impact that hosting sport mega-events, such as the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, can have on a nation's brand. Within the broader context of nation branding, this article explores the specific tourism legacy that may be...

Author(s)
Knott, B.; Fyall, A.; Jones, I.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Hospitality Marketing & Management, 2013, 22, 6, pp 569-595
Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is threefold: first, to describe a novel tool (conjoint analysis (CA)) for application by explaining the theory behind it; second, how the tool was developed; and third, how it can be used to ensure an optimal festival/event offering. In this way, the research...

Author(s)
Zyl, C. van
Publisher
Emerald Publishing, Bingley, UK
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Cities, 2017, 3, 4, pp 424-441

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