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Cover for Consumer psychology of tourism, hospitality and leisure. Volume 2.

This volume focuses on consumer decision making for evaluating choice alternatives in tourism, leisure, and hospitality operations. It deals with research and methodological problems such as coping with nonlinear utility functions, capturing highly emotional product attributes, incorporating...

Author(s)
Mazanec, J. A.; Crouch, G. I.; Brent Richie, J. R.; Woodside, A. G.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995359)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Mastering unobserved heterogeneity in tourist behaviour research.

This paper argues that tourist behaviour research should be based on explicit hypotheses or, even better, on a system of interconnected relationships (a 'model'). The models are subject to empirical testing to assess their explanatory and predictive capabilities. As in any other sub-field of...

Author(s)
Mazanec, J. A.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995359)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Building adaptive systems: a neural net approach.

This chapter introduces a methodology that assists in making tourism counselling and recommender systems 'adaptive'. The kind of 'adaptivity' desired here is based on a system's capability of learning about changes in three respects: (i) macro patterns of consumer information acquisition and usage; ...

Author(s)
Mazanec, J. A.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9780851990231)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Holiday styles and tourist types: emerging new concepts and methodology.

This chapter examines two trends regarding: the way tourism managers are considering tourist typologies; and the methods employed for constructing these typologies. The trends are briefly explained and evaluated in terms of scientific progress criteria. A case example is then presented to...

Author(s)
Dolmicar, S.; Mazanec, J. A.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994031)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Developing operational measures for the components of a destination competitiveness / sustainability model: consumer versus managerial perspectives.

This paper provides a detailed set of guidelines for developing operational measures for each component of a destination competitiveness/sustainability model. The process suggested includes a strong consumer orientation to complement the industry-based measures that are traditionally employed.

Author(s)
Ritchie, J. R. B.; Crouch, G. I.; Hudson, S.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995359)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Destination images and consumer confidence in destination attribute ratings.

The purpose of this paper is to propose consumer confidence as an intervening variable conditioning the effects of experience and knowledge on tourists' ratings of destination images. Specifically, this research proposes that experience and knowledge influence both destination attribute assessments ...

Author(s)
Perdue, R. R.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995359)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Breaking the rules: cognitive distance, choice sets and long-haul destinations.

The study investigates the relationship of cognitive distance, actual distance and the allocation of long-haul destinations within US tourists' choice sets. Data were collected on 225 tourists' perceptions of Australia and Italy as destinations. Findings suggest that the perceived distance to...

Author(s)
Harrison-Hill, T.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995359)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The impact of seemingly minor methodological changes on estimates of travel and correcting bias.

In 1998, evidence was provided suggesting that an apparent 15% decline in domestic travel estimated from the Canadian Travel Surveys (CTS) of 1994, 1996, and 1997 was possibly misleading. This decline could actually be the result of methodological changes in the survey rather than a change in...

Author(s)
Beaman, J.; Beaman, J.; O'Leary, J. T.; Smith, S.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995359)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for A review of Choice Modelling research in tourism, hospitality and leisure.

This paper reviews methodological developments in choice modelling (CM) and the state of CM research in tourism, hospitality and leisure through a review of 43 CM studies. The paper emphasizes the theoretical and methodological advantages of Discrete Choice Analysis based on Random Utility Theory...

Author(s)
Crouch, G. I.; Louviere, J. J.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995359)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Qualitative comparative analysis of travel and tourism purchase-consumption systems.

A purchase-consumption system (PCS) is the sequence of mental and observable steps a consumer undertakes to buy and use several products for which some of the products purchased lead to a purchase sequence involving other products. The use of qualitative comparative analysis (i.e., the use of...

Author(s)
King, R. L.; Woodside, A. G.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995359)
Type
Book chapter

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