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The rapid growth of the global cruise ship industry in tourism has been evident in New Zealand in the southern hemisphere and Iceland in the northern hemisphere, where both countries have experienced a substantial increase in cruise ship arrivals at a growing number of ports. Although the two...

Author(s)
Harkison, T.; Bardadóttir, P.
Publisher
NISC - Routledge, Grahamstown, South Africa
Citation
Research in Hospitality Management, 2019, 9, 2, pp 99-108
Abstract

Tourist destinations spend a considerable amount of energy attempting to understand their market, their competitive position, and how they can use this knowledge to successfully attract tourists. In order to understand how the Azores destination competes in the Scandinavian market, we developed a...

Author(s)
Silva, F.; Correia, A.; Santos, C. M.; Ambrósio, V.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2014, 13, Suppl. 1, pp 84-98
Abstract

Purpose: This paper aims to reveal the similarities and variances in activity patterns among those traveling alone and with a different mix of travel companions in the context of nature-based tourism. Design/methodology/approach: In this research, five different travel parties (alone, with small...

Author(s)
Chen, J. S.; Wang Wei; Prebensen, N. K.
Publisher
Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, Bradford, UK
Citation
Tourism Review, 2016, 71, 1, pp 45-56
Abstract

This study addresses the question of how an inherent interest in food affects consumers as travellers. This is done by focusing on food interest as an antecedent and uncovering the effects of such an interest on travel motivation, destination choice, positive food experiences and, further, on...

Author(s)
Björk, P.; Kauppinen-Räisänen, H.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2017, 17, 1, pp 9-26
Abstract

Ethical decisions to visit disappearing destinations are self-serving and influences feed into self-interest. Data were collected from a sample of pre-, during- and post-visit tourists to Venice and Svalbard, using expressive techniques and scenarios using the Hunt-Vitell model to understand...

Author(s)
Hindley, A.; Font, X.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2017, 20, 16, pp 1684-1700
Abstract

This study examines the similarities between leisure activities engaged in at home and those engaged in while at a vacation destination, as well as the relationships between leisure involvement, leisure habit, choice overload, regret and satisfaction. A post-holiday web-based survey was conducted...

Author(s)
Sthapit, E.; Kozak, M.; Coudounaris, D.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2019, 19, 3, pp 232-258
Abstract

This article proposes that reactance theory can be used to better understand how tourists' perceptions of climate change affect their travel decisions. Reactance theory explains how individuals value their perceived freedom to make choices, and why they react negatively to any threats to their...

Author(s)
Font, X.; Hindley, A.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2017, 25, 1, pp 26-42
Abstract

Families with disabled children encounter a range of mobility constraints when travelling for tourism purposes, yet how such constraints affect their ultimate destination choices is currently not well understood. This paper applies a destination choice set model to explain how families with...

Author(s)
Nyman, E.; Westin, K.; Carson, D.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Recreation Research, 2018, 43, 1, pp 26-38
Abstract

This article highlights the motivational factors behind consumers' and tourists' decisions to buy local artisan cheese in Jämtland (Sweden). Empirically, the case itself diverts from the typical Franco-Mediterranean case in which both the actions of producers and consumers are embedded in...

Author(s)
Rytkönen, P.; Bonow, M.; Girard, C.; Tunón, H.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Agriculture, 2018, 8, 4, pp 58
Abstract

A survey of 681 Swedish tourists was conducted to examine how tourists' value orientation mediates the relationships between socio-demographic factors and environmental concern (EC) in six specific vacation choices. Overall, the results showed that sex, age, education, and income have an effect on...

Author(s)
Hedlund, T.; Marell, A.; Gärling, T.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Ecotourism, 2012, 11, 1, pp 16-33

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