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Although local governments attempt to promote sports among all layers of society, people with a lower socio-economic status are still under-represented in grassroots sports. Previous studies indicate that inter-sectoral networks and joint efforts can contribute to an increase in sport participation...

Author(s)
Dobbels, L.; Voets, J.; Marlier, M.; Waegeneer, E. de; Willem, A.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd
Publication
International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 2018, 53, 5, pp 572-593
Abstract

Approaches to traditional travel diary construction rely on tourist participation and manual recording; hence, they are not only time-consuming but also limited in the scale and the number of samples. Online social network platforms have been used as alternative data sources for capturing the...

Author(s)
Huy Quan Vu; Li Gang; Law Rob; Zhang YanChun
Publisher
Sage Publications
Publication
Journal of Travel Research, 2018, 57, 7, pp 883-898
Abstract

The prevalence of online social networks has given rise to the emergence of social media influencers (SMIs), so-called "Internet celebrities". Celebrity endorsement, which can be an effective marketing strategy, is also popular in the tourism field. This study uses self-congruity theory, which...

Author(s)
Xu Xu; Pratt, S.
Publisher
Routledge
Publication
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2018, 35, 7, pp 958-972
News Article

High speed rail travel (HSR) has cut the travel time between many major cities, and can be an attractive alternative to air transport, in which...

Date
September 2018
Author(s)
David Simpson
CABI Book Info
Cover for Degrowth in tourism: conceptual, theoretical and philosophical issues.

The overall purpose of this book is to familiarize readers with the emergent research paradigm of degrowth by looking at it as an alternative to the classic models of development and by exploring and applying the concept of degrowth in a tourism context. The book has seven chapters, which explore:...

Author(s)
Andriotis, K.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392787)
AbstractFull Text

The information and communication technologies (ICT) are revolutionizing the tourism industry. This research note will make a brief diagnosis of the relationships between tourism and ICT in the European context by presenting an index to characterize the digitization of the tourism sector and its...

Author(s)
Ruiz Gomez, L. M.; Rodriguez Fernandez, L.; Navio-Marco, J.
Publisher
Institute for Tourism
Publication
Tourism (Zagreb), 2018, 66, 2, pp 239-245
AbstractFull Text

Th is research was motivated by growing significance of social media in airline marketing. The basic research question was to determine the role of social media in the marketing of the world's top airlines. The social media selected for the analysis include Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr,...

Author(s)
Zelenka, J.; Hruška, J.
Publisher
Institute for Tourism
Publication
Tourism (Zagreb), 2018, 66, 2, pp 227-238
AbstractFull Text

Nowadays, halal-concept hotel businesses can access a large mass by sharing information on Facebook, such as photos, videos, events, raffles, announcements and reservations by considering religious sensitivity. Within this context, the aim of this study is to analyze the halal concept hotels on...

Author(s)
Ugurlu, K.; Aslan, E.; Ince, Y.
Publisher
Sinop University
Publication
Ottoman: Journal of Tourism and Management Research, 2018, 3, 2, pp 245-260

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