Why wine tourists visit cellar doors: Segmenting motivation and destination image

Abstract This study examines the relationship between the motivation of wine tourists to visit cellar doors and destination image perception. A survey of tourists resulted in 676 useable questionnaires. Using a novel segmentation method, self-organizing maps, and bagged clustering, the study identified 5 distinct motivation clusters. These clusters were different on only gender and previous…

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Are they all “serendipitous”?

Abstract McKercher’s cultural tourist typology (2002) has been used widely for destinations. This research began as a replication of McKercher; the current paper reports new insights. The aims are to examine the typology at New Zealand’s Bay of Islands and modify it accordingly. Our modification provides improved understanding of the Serendipitous tourist. The relatively large…

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The effect of prosperity on international tourism expenditure

Tourism Review, Ahead of Print. Purpose This paper aims to investigate prosperity–international tourism expenditure nexus to discover the prosperity sub-indices which affect tourism expenditure. Design/methodology/approach Using annual panel data for the sample period between 2009-2013 on 98 countries, this study implements a two-stage least squares estimation method with fixed effects specification in a panel regression…

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