A tale of two shocks: What do we learn from the impacts of economic policy uncertainties on tourism?

Publication date: October 2018 Source:Tourism Management, Volume 68 Author(s): Faruk Balli, Syed Jawad Hussain Shahzad, Gazi Salah Uddin In this paper, we investigate the impact of the economic policy uncertainties on the tourism demand, by using multiple and partial wavelet analysis. We find that global economic policy uncertainties (EPUs) impact on tourism demand in various…

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Hotel decision-making during multiple crises: A chaordic perspective

Publication date: October 2018 Source:Tourism Management, Volume 68 Author(s): Nikolaos Pappas This study focuses on the decision-making process of Greek accommodation providers during a period characterised by multiple crises (recession; political and financial instability; social unrest; a refugee crisis). Using fuzzy-set Qualitative Comparative Analysis the research employs a nationwide survey of 243 hotel managers/owners. The…

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Towards an end of measurement misspecification in tourism research: Grammar of theoretical constructs, focus of thought and mind traps

Publication date: October 2018 Source:Tourism Management, Volume 68 Author(s): Josip Mikulić This article introduces a new perspective on theoretical constructs to help minimizing confusion regarding measurement mode choice in tourism research. In particular, this article uses the grammatical structure of theoretical constructs as contextual framework to explain various mind traps that may mislead proper measurement…

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Halal culinary and tourism marketing strategies on government websites: A preliminary analysis

Publication date: October 2018 Source:Tourism Management, Volume 68 Author(s): Salman Yousaf, Fan Xiucheng In the present study, the use of the internet to promote Halal cuisines and culinary tourism is compared and contrasted through content analysis method of investigation of the national tourism bureaus of China, South Korea, Japan and Thailand on their official websites….

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To pray and to play: Post-postmodern pilgrimage at Lourdes

Publication date: October 2018 Source:Tourism Management, Volume 68 Author(s): Simon Thomas, Gareth R.T. White, Anthony Samuel This research examines the factors that religious pilgrims draw upon when constructing a personal meaning of their visit to Lourdes. Through an ethnographic examination of twenty-five individuals it finds that their experiences may be characterized by the common themes…

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Heterogeneity of sport event volunteer motivations: A segmentation approach

Publication date: October 2018 Source:Tourism Management, Volume 68 Author(s): Eunjung Kim, Liz Fredline, Graham Cuskelly This study identifies specific sport event volunteer motivations, and then segments sport event volunteers based on their motivations. It investigates the distinct features of four motivational clusters in terms of their socio-demographics, their volunteering-related experiences, and the type of sport…

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Influence of local environment on exit of accommodation establishments

Publication date: October 2018 Source:Tourism Management, Volume 68 Author(s): Martin Falk, Eva Hagsten This study investigates how the local environment (access to fibre broadband infrastructure, local competition and seasonality) alongside commonly established factors such as size, age and price, influences exit of accommodation establishments during a period of ten years. Cox proportional hazard model estimations…

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A geographic analysis of hosts’ irritation levels towards mainland Chinese cross-border day-trippers

Publication date: October 2018 Source:Tourism Management, Volume 68 Author(s): J.J. Zhang, P.P.Y. Wong, P.C. Lai There is a proliferation of research on Chinese tourists’ unpleasant behaviour in host destinations, but analyses on cross-border day-trippers remain scarce. This paper offers a geographic analysis of hosts’ attitude towards mainland Chinese visitors in Sheung Shui, a border town…

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Estimating the risk of loss of beach recreation value under climate change

Publication date: October 2018 Source:Tourism Management, Volume 68 Author(s): Alexandra Toimil, Pedro Díaz-Simal, Inigo J. Losada, Paula Camus Shoreline recession due to the combined effect of waves, tides and sea level rise is increasingly becoming a major threat to beaches, one of the main assets of seaside tourist destinations. Given such an uncertain future climate…

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The battle of the socials: Which socially symbolic factors best predict intent to travel?

Publication date: October 2018 Source:Tourism Management, Volume 68 Author(s): Casey Moran, B. Bynum Boley, Kyle M. Woosnam, Evan J. Jordan, Carol Kline, Whitney Knollenberg Tourists are flooded with travel options making competition fierce within their consideration sets. While most research emphasizes the functional attributes of destinations, as narcissism becomes more normalized, it is of increasing…

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