Progress in tourism public sector policy: Toward an ethic for non-human animals

Publication date: August 2019Source: Tourism Management, Volume 73Author(s): Valerie A. Sheppard, David A. FennellAbstract:This paper presents the content analysis of 123 tourism policies, from 73 countries, at the national and sub-national level. Specifically, we examined the policies for evidence of growing awareness of and concern for the impacts of tourism development and activities on non-human…

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It was never ours: Formalised event hosting rights and leverage

Publication date: August 2019Source: Tourism Management, Volume 73Author(s): Donna M. Kelly, Sheranne Fairley, Danny O’BrienAbstractThe awarding of event rights is an integral element of large-scale event hosting. While formalised regulations often act as a coordination mechanism to ensure events are implemented in accordance with strict parameters, how the formalised regulations of event rights owners influence…

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Plastic loyalty – Investigating loyalty card programs for a Finnish hotel chain

Publication date: August 2019Source: Tourism Management, Volume 73Author(s): Juho Pesonen, Raija Komppula, Jamie MurphyAbstractFew studies of hotel loyalty programs, particularly field studies, examine basic questions such as the need for loyalty programs or their effects on hotel choice. Other gaps in loyalty program research include business versus leisure travelers, travel frequency and multiple loyalty program…

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Spatial-temporal response patterns of tourist flow under impulse pre-trip information search: From online to arrival

Publication date: August 2019Source: Tourism Management, Volume 73Author(s): Peixue Liu, Honglei Zhang, Jie Zhang, Ye Sun, Mengyuan QiuAbstractSearch engines have become the main sources for tourists to obtain trip- and destination-related information, and valuable data sources for marketers to better understand the spatial-temporal patterns of tourist online search behaviours across cities. This paper utilises co-integration…

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National identity and cultural festivals in postcolonial destinations

Publication date: August 2019Source: Tourism Management, Volume 73Author(s): Carol Xiaoyue Zhang, Lawrence Hoc Nang Fong, ShiNa Li, Tuan Phong LyAbstractThe number of cultural festivals organised globally has increased primarily due to their significance in celebrating and promoting community values, ideologies, identity and continuity. This mixed-method study aims to understand the role national identity and the…

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Not losing our collective face: Social identity and Chinese tourists’ reflections on uncivilised behaviour

Publication date: August 2019Source: Tourism Management, Volume 73Author(s): Carol X. Zhang, Philip Pearce, Ganghua ChenAbstractThe dramatic increase in the number of Chinese outbound tourists has sometimes generated negative media reports about their ‘uncivilised’ behaviour. The academic literature has only partially analysed such behaviour and its impacts on Chinese tourists in terms of their group identity….

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Understanding hotel location preference of customers: Comparing random utility and random regret decision rules

Publication date: August 2019Source: Tourism Management, Volume 73Author(s): Lorenzo Masiero, Yang Yang, Richard T.R. QiuAbstractDuring hotel selection, tourists compare alternative hotels based on hotel characteristics and process such information according to a specific decision rule. This study investigates customer preference toward various hotel location attributes through the implementation of a stated choice experiment and estimation…

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Evaluating state tourism websites using Search Engine Optimization tools

Publication date: August 2019Source: Tourism Management, Volume 73Author(s): Chaitanya VyasAbstractApplying Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tools such as TrafficEstimate and Twitter Search, Google Trends, Alexa, SimilarWeb, SEMRUSH, SEO Analyzer, and Moz-Open Site Explorer; this research comparatively evaluates tourism websites of the government of India and of five Indian states. The criteria for selecting state websites are…

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