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A growing number of people are travelling alone for holidays, yet limited research addresses this topic. This paper explores the main motivators and drivers of satisfaction and dissatisfaction for solo holiday travellers using a critical incident technique to collect and analyse data. The findings...

Author(s)
Bianchi, C.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Research, 2016, 18, 2, pp 197-208
Abstract

The objective of this study is to test the relationship between different dimensions of product categories, product attributes, and satisfaction with product attributes for Japanese tourists visiting Hawaii and the Gold Coast region in southeastern Queensland, Australia. A survey of Japanese ...

Author(s)
Reisinger, Y.; Turner, L. W.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2002, 41, 2, pp 167-176
Abstract

This paper aims to profile solo independent women travellers in Tropical North Queensland, describe their key motivations for travel and behaviours, and locate this group on a typology of solo independent travellers in Australia. Previous research has painted solo independent women at one end of a...

Author(s)
McNamara, K. E.; Prideaux, B.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Research, 2010, 12, 3, pp 253-264
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This study examines the service quality expectations and evaluation levels of a sample of 600 backpacker visitors to the Wet Tropics World Heritage area of Cairns, Australia. It was found that service quality ideals were generally rated more highly than evaluations among these visitors. Older...

Author(s)
Ross, G. F.
Citation
Visions in Leisure and Business, 1995, 14, 2, pp 24-42
Abstract

This paper discusses the lack of information and training given to backpackers travelling to Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia, on how to behave in the world heritage environment of the island. The data are taken from surveys of 112 backpackers carried out by the Queensland Department of...

Author(s)
Cooper, M.
Publisher
Haworth Hospitality Press, Binghamton, USA
Citation
Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality & Tourism, 2001, 1, 4, pp 45-49
Abstract

This article, based on in-depth interviews with tourists from South Korea travelling to Queensland, Australia and content analysis of tourist brochures and guidebooks produced for the tourists, proposes that their gaze is far from being homogenized. The South Korean tourists' preferences for the...

Author(s)
Lee YoungSook
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism Culture & Communication, 2001, 3, 2, pp 93-99
Abstract

Objective: To determine the knowledge, beliefs and behaviour of local residents and visitors to North Queensland, Australia who may be at risk of contact with "Irukandji" jellyfish. Methods: Structured interviews were conducted among 208 ferry passengers (92.9% response) travelling between Magnetic ...

Author(s)
Harrison, S. L.; Leggat, P. A.; Fenner, P. J.; Durrheim, D. N.; Swinbourne, A. L.
Publisher
Wilderness Medical Society, Colorado Springs, USA
Citation
Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, 2004, 15, 1, pp 4-10
Abstract

Background. More Australians are traveling to overseas destinations where preventable infectious diseases, such as hepatitis A, are endemic. Yet, there is only limited data concerning the extent to which Australians seek travel advice and vaccination before their departures. Method. Annual...

Author(s)
Zwar, N.; Streeton, C. L.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2007, 14, 1, pp 31-36
Abstract

Caravanning has been a popular leisure activity in Australia for many decades. In recent years the profile of the industry has changed with a shift from family caravanning to retirees. This change has significant implications for the industry overall as well as the regional areas visited by...

Author(s)
Prideaux, B.; McClymont, H.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Research, 2006, 8, 1, pp 45-58
Abstract

Australia is a climatically diverse country varying from a tropical climate in the north to arid central desert and grassland regions, and to temperate climates in the south. There are many viral infections found in Australia that are common to developed countries worldwide, but this article will...

Author(s)
Smith, D. W.; Speers, D. J.; Mackenzie, J. S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2011, 9, 3, pp 113-125

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