Escaping loneliness Through Airbnb host-guest interactions

Publication date: October 2019Source: Tourism Management, Volume 74Author(s): Anna Farmaki, Dimitrios P. StergiouAbstractThis research note explores the relationship between loneliness and the use of Airbnb from the perspective of host-guest interactions. Findings from semi-structured interviews with co-habiting Airbnb hosts and guests, identify loneliness as a key driver and an important element of the peer-to-peer accommodation…

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Front desk technology innovation in hotels: A managerial perspective

Publication date: October 2019Source: Tourism Management, Volume 74Author(s): Hakseung Shin, Richard R. Perdue, Juhyun KangAbstractUnderstanding technology innovation is a key strategic management concern in hotels. Still, the existing hotel technology research has focused heavily on technology adoption processes; even though technology adoption is mandatory for most employees. There is a lack of scholarly knowledge of…

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Entrepreneurship in tourism firms: A mixed-methods analysis of performance driver configurations

Publication date: October 2019Source: Tourism Management, Volume 74Author(s): Andreas Kallmuenzer, Sascha Kraus, Mike Peters, Julia Steiner, Cheng-Feng ChengAbstractTourism firms’ financial performance is determined by a complex interplay of factors, both internal and external to the firm. Predominant internal factors are their entrepreneurial behavior and financial resources. External factors refer to the network of actors contributing…

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Explaining the mixed outcomes from hosting major sporting events in promoting tourism

Publication date: October 2019Source: Tourism Management, Volume 74Author(s): José I. Rojas-Méndez, Gary Davies, Jutatip Jamsawang, José Luis Sandoval Duque, Gina M. PipoliAbstractWe report on a study of the longitudinal effects of the 2014 World Cup on the host Brazil’s overall image and for tourism intentions in three other countries (total sample = 207). Brazil’s image declined significantly…

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What we know and do not know about authenticity in dining experiences: A systematic literature review

Publication date: October 2019Source: Tourism Management, Volume 74Author(s): Truc H. Le, Charles Arcodia, Margarida Abreu Novais, Anna KraljAbstractIn light of the important role of authenticity in dining experiences and the diverse conceptualisations of authenticity especially in the tourism context, this study reviews authenticity literature in dining experiences. Adopting a systematic quantitative approach, this paper maps…

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Opinion mining from online travel reviews: A comparative analysis of Chinese major OTAs using semantic association analysis

Publication date: October 2019Source: Tourism Management, Volume 74Author(s): Zhiping Hou, Fasheng Cui, Yongheng Meng, Tonghui Lian, Caihua YuAbstractOnline tourism reviews provide a crucial source of information for the tourism industry, and determining whether they can be effectively identified is key to influencing tourism decision-making. The purpose of this paper is to identify themes and compare…

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All-inclusive and value creation in hospitality: Evidence from a mature destination, 2001–2017

Publication date: October 2019Source: Tourism Management, Volume 74Author(s): Aleix CalverasAbstractThis paper studies all-inclusive in hospitality at a mature destination. The analysis, using data from the hotel industry in the Balearic Islands, years 2001–2017, shows that all-inclusive is more likely to arise in the market the more value it creates, either through cost efficiencies or demand…

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Risk reduction and adventure tourism safety: An extension of the risk perception attitude framework (RPAF)

Publication date: October 2019Source: Tourism Management, Volume 74Author(s): Jie Wang, Bingjie Liu-Lastres, Brent W. Ritchie, Dong-Zi PanAbstractVisitor safety is an important topic in adventure tourism but remains underexplored. Using a psychological approach, this study applies and extends Rimal and Real’s risk perception attitude framework to include personality traits and emotions to understand adventure tourists’ safety…

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