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Cover for Vacation decision making.

The focus of this book is on holiday planning and decision making, which is the cornerstone of tourist behaviour and tourism marketing. The first three chapters deal with the basics, including an overview of decision-making paradigms and variables (chapter 1), a critical review of existing tourist...

Author(s)
Decrop, A.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930400)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introducing vacation decision making.

This chapter introduces the three words of the title: vacation decision making (DM). First, the major paradigms used to investigate DM is presented, both general and consumer-specific theories are discussed. Second, the major variables influencing the vacationer's DM process (DMP) are briefly...

Author(s)
Decrop, A.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930400)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Models of vacation decision making.

This chapter establishes a distinction between: (i) microeconomic; (ii) cognitive; and (iii) interpretive models (a summarized description of all models is given in Appendix 1). Microeconomic models use traditional demand theory to explain tourism behaviour. A rational vacationer is depicted as...

Author(s)
Decrop, A.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930400)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Methods to investigate vacation decision making.

In this chapter, we present alternative ways for investigating tourist decision making (DM) and behaviour. Research paradigms (e.g. positivism, interpretivism) are first discussed as a framework for the chapter. Next, theoretical and empirical methods that may be used to investigate consumer or...

Author(s)
Decrop, A.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930400)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The context of vacation desicion making.

In this chapter, we investigate the context in which vacation plans and decisions are made. First, the major contextual factors are described in four categories, viz., environmental, personal, interpersonal and situational, and presented in a general framework. Second, the way these factors may...

Author(s)
Decrop, A.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930400)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Vacation planning and decision-making processes.

This chapter presents the major findings regarding the overall vacation decision making process (DMP, including the generic decision to go or not to go), whereas Chapter 6 focuses on destination decisions. First, we examine global aspects of DMPs: when and which decisions are made? This refers to...

Author(s)
Decrop, A.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930400)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Destination perception, evaluation and choice.

This chapter focuses on destination judgements and decisions. More precisely, we consider the way vacation destinations are perceived, evaluated and chosen. These three aspects are in line with the classical distinction between cognitive, affective and conative consumer responses in DM models (e.g. ...

Author(s)
Decrop, A.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930400)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Post-experience processes.

This chapter focuses on vacationers' (dis)satisfaction processes. Many researchers in consumer behaviour have stressed the importance of considering post-purchase assessment: DM does not cease with the purchase. Product evaluation takes place during and after the consumption experience, and this...

Author(s)
Decrop, A.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930400)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Group processes in vacation decision making.

In this chapter, we investigate the variables and processes involved in group decision making (DM) for the summer vacation: how plans and choices are made within the group, which role(s) each member plays, how conflicts are solved, etc. This information came about quite spontaneously in the...

Author(s)
Decrop, A.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930400)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for A new typology of vacationers.

This last chapter represents the integrative and conclusive part of the book. It starts with an overview of extant typologies of tourists or travellers. The strengths and shortcomings of these typologies are then assessed. Next, a new typology of vacationers is proposed. This typology is...

Author(s)
Decrop, A.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930400)
Type
Book chapter