The spiritual or secular tourist? The experience of Zen meditation in Chinese temples

Publication date: April 2018 Source:Tourism Management, Volume 65 Author(s): Ting Jiang, Chris Ryan, Chaozhi Zhang By exploring the meditation camps in Nuonatayuan and Hongfa Temples, the paper examines what motivates tourists to experience Zen meditation in Chinese temples, and how they shape those experiences. The study is based on participant observation and thus includes material…

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How power distance affects online hotel ratings: The positive moderating roles of hotel chain and reviewers’ travel experience

Publication date: April 2018 Source:Tourism Management, Volume 65 Author(s): Baojun Gao, Xiangge Li, Shan Liu, Debin Fang This study investigates the collective influences of cultural, hotel, and reviewer characteristics on online ratings in the hotel sector. Based on over 243,000 TripAdvisor reviews for hotels in 24 US cities, we empirically find a negative relationship between…

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Testing the cross-brand and cross-market validity of a consumer-based brand equity (CBBE) model for destination brands

Publication date: April 2018 Source:Tourism Management, Volume 65 Author(s): Asli D.A. Tasci Different studies on consumer/customer-based brand equity (CBBE), have revealed varying pictures of components and divergent relationships. The current study analyzed a large dataset with path analysis to test: 1) the validity of a general CBBE model (familiarity, image, quality, brand value, consumer value,…

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Challenging conventional wisdom: Positive waiting

Publication date: February 2018 Source:Tourism Management, Volume 64 Author(s): Gerard Ryan, Gilda-María Hernández-Maskivker, Mireia Valverde, Maria-del-Mar Pàmies-Pallisé This paper calls for a re-examination of the conventional wisdom that making consumers wait for service is necessarily negative. This is important because after three decades of research on waiting, consumers still spend a considerable amount of time…

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Determinants of CSER practices for reducing greenhouse gas emissions: From the perspectives of administrative managers in tour operators

Publication date: February 2018 Source:Tourism Management, Volume 64 Author(s): Li-Pin (Lynn) Lin, Chia-Yuan Yu, Fu-Chen Chang Responsible corporate action has long been recognized as a vital step toward sustainability. Recently, this notion has also been introduced in tourism practices. Consequently, researchers have gradually become involved in exploring how tourism CSER is practiced, what might motivate…

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