The spiritual or secular tourist? The experience of Zen meditation in Chinese temples

Publication date: April 2018 Source:Tourism Management, Volume 65 Author(s): Ting Jiang, Chris Ryan, Chaozhi Zhang By exploring the meditation camps in Nuonatayuan and Hongfa Temples, the paper examines what motivates tourists to experience Zen meditation in Chinese temples, and how they shape those experiences. The study is based on participant observation and thus includes material…

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How power distance affects online hotel ratings: The positive moderating roles of hotel chain and reviewers’ travel experience

Publication date: April 2018 Source:Tourism Management, Volume 65 Author(s): Baojun Gao, Xiangge Li, Shan Liu, Debin Fang This study investigates the collective influences of cultural, hotel, and reviewer characteristics on online ratings in the hotel sector. Based on over 243,000 TripAdvisor reviews for hotels in 24 US cities, we empirically find a negative relationship between…

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