Impact of distance on the arrivals, behaviours and attitudes of international tourists in Hong Kong: A longitudinal approach

Publication date: Available online 9 December 2019Source: Tourism ManagementAuthor(s): Noppadol Manosuthi, Jin-Soo Lee, Heesup HanAbstractThis study revisits the impact of distance on international tourist behaviours in Hong Kong. This work divides and cross-validates the concept of distance into physical and cultural distance. This work also proposes an alternative cultural distance measure by introducing optimal weight…

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Why do people share their travel experiences on social media?

Publication date: June 2020Source: Tourism Management, Volume 78Author(s): Tiago Oliveira, Benedita Araujo, Carlos TamAbstractTourism practices and destination decisions are more and more affected by the opinions of trusted friends channeled through social media, and it is therefore of great interest to explore the role that this plays in the travel context. It is also valuable…

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The effect of China’s open-door tourism policy on Taiwan: Promoting or suppressing tourism from other countries to Taiwan?

Publication date: June 2020Source: Tourism Management, Volume 78Author(s): Je-Liang Liou, Pei-Chun Hsu, Pei-Ing WuAbstractThis study employs an extended gravity model to analyse the complementarity or competitiveness relationship of the number of inbound tourists and corresponding tourism revenue between China and 19 other nations under the implementation of China’s Open-door Tourism Policy to Taiwan in 2008….

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Three decades of tourism scholarship: Gender, collaboration and research methods

Publication date: June 2020Source: Tourism Management, Volume 78Author(s): Robin Nunkoo, Michael Thelwall, Jeynakshi Ladsawut, Sandhiya GoolaupAbstractDespite ongoing problems with gender inequalities in tourism, little is known about gender differences in first and solo authorships, collaboration, and choice of research approaches. This study analyzes these academic practices using 4973 articles (11,033 authors) in three major tourism…

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The joint effect of consumer and service providers’ culture on online service evaluations: A response surface analysis

Publication date: June 2020Source: Tourism Management, Volume 78Author(s): Panagiotis Stamolampros, Dimitrios Dousios, Nikolaos Korfiatis, Efthymia SymitsiAbstractNational culture exerts substantial influence on consumers’ expectations, satisfaction, and evaluations. Despite that, within a service-based context, two cultures are met, that of the customer and that of the service provider, the existing literature systematically explores the effect of customer…

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Cultural and non-cultural tourism: Evidence from Italian experience

Publication date: June 2020Source: Tourism Management, Volume 78Author(s): Anna Serena Vergori, Serena ArimaAbstractCultural tourism is recognized as one of the main resources used to counteract seasonality in tourist destinations, being by its very nature non-seasonal. Moreover, according to the generally accepted stereotype, cultural tourists tend to be ageing and therefore more likely to travel also…

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Exploring the relationship between government and destination competitiveness: The TALC model perspective

Publication date: June 2020Source: Tourism Management, Volume 78Author(s): Marketa Kubickova, Drew MartinAbstractCompetitiveness is evident in the marketplace as tourism has become a major tool for economic grow and job creation. Destinations must learn how to think more like businesses and develop new products, markets, and customers. Governments also play vital roles in tourism development, ranging…

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The non-inclusive nature of ‘all inclusive’ economics: Paradoxes and possibilities of the resort complex

Publication date: June 2020Source: Tourism Management, Volume 78Author(s): Anastasios Zopiatis, Christos S. Savva, Neophytos LambertidesAbstractThe ‘All Inclusive’ (AI) concept has revolutionized package hospitality services and captured the attention of many industry stakeholders. Scholars have mostly investigated AI from the marketing perspective, whereas the economic ramifications of this type of product, for both hospitality operators and…

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Motivation of internationalization and a moderating role of environmental conditions in the hospitality industry

Publication date: June 2020Source: Tourism Management, Volume 78Author(s): Sujin Song, Seoki LeeAbstractAs internationalization has been widely implemented throughout the tourism industry, it is important to understand what motivates a firm to internationalize its business. Thus, this study examines the motivation for internationalization based on the neoinstitutional theory. This study employs a hierarchical linear modeling (HLM)…

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