Consumer Psychology of Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure

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Knowledge of consumer psychology and consumer behavior in relation to tourism is valuable in determining the success of tourism and hospitality ventures. The book is an edited collection of papers from the 3rd Symposium on Consumer Psychology of Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure, held in Melbourne, Australia in January 2003.

Themes covered by the papers include attitudes, emotions and information processing; motivation and learning; consumption systems; decision and choice; experience and satisfaction; market segmentation; attraction and loyalty; and image and interpretation.

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"This book is a new welcome addition to the tourism, hospitality and leisure marketing literature."
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"This book is a new welcome addition to the tourism, hospitality and leisure marketing literature."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780851997490
  • Publisher: CAB International North America
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Series: Cabi Series
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

G.I. Crouch is at La Trobe University, Australia.

R.R. Perdue teaches at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Muzaffer Uysal is a Professor of Tourism in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management in Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, Virginia USA. He received his Ph.D from Texas A&M University, and an MBA from the University of New Haven and a BS in business administration and accounting from Ankara Academy of Economics & Commercial Sciences. He has extensive experience in the travel and tourism field, authoring or co-authoring a significant number of articles in tourism, hospitality and recreation journals, proceedings, book chapters, and four monographs and two books relating to different aspects of tourism and research. He also has conducted workshops, seminars and field research in several countries. Dr. Uysal is a member of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism, the Academy of Leisure Sciences, and serves as co-editor of Tourism Analysis: An Interdisciplinary Journal. In addition, he sits on the editorial boards of a significant number of journals, including Journal of Travel Research, and Annals of Tourism Research as resource editor. Dr. Uysal received the Award for Research Excellence, Alumni Award for Excellence in International Education, Teaching Excellence Award from Pamplin College of Business, and Outstanding Research Award from College of Human Resources. In addition, he received the 2009 University of Delaware Michael D. Olsen Research Achievement Award in Hospitality and Tourism and a Lifetime Achievement Award in Tourism Research in 2008 from Chinese Tourism Management Association - Taiwan. Dr. Uysal is also featured in Who's Who in America (2001-2010). He worked as Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Research in the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management at the University of South Carolina from July 2007 to August 2008. His research interests center on tourism demand/supply interaction, tourism marketing, and quality of life research in tourism. .

H. J. P. Timmermans is at Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands.

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Table of Contents

Building Foundations for Understanding the Consumer Psychology of Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure

Part 1: Attitudes, Emotions and Information Processing

• Profiling the One- and Two-Star Hotel Guests for Targeted Segmentation Action - A Descriptive Investigation of Risk Perceptions, Expectations, Disappointments and Information Processing Tendencies

• The Influence of Consumers' Emotions on Their Service Product Evaluation

• Validating a Gutman-Type Social Distance Scale for Explaining Residents' Attitudes Towards Tourism

Part 2: Motivation and Learning

• Motivation for Domestic Tourism: A Case Study of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

• Ecotourists' Environmental Learning Opportunity as a Source of Competitive Advantage: Are Ecotourism Operators Missing the Boat with their Advertising?

Part 3: Consumption Systems

• Domestic Leisure Traveller Consumption Systems

• Tourist Activity Planning in Congested Urban Tourism Environments: Towards a Game-Theoretic Model and Decision Support System

• Comparing First-Time and Repeat Visitors' Activity Patterns in a Tourism Environment

Part 4: Decision and Choice

• A Study of Tourist Decision Processes: Algarve, Portugal

• The Consumption of Association Convention Sites: Preliminary Results from a Study of Site Choice

• Context and Dynamics of Social Interaction and Information Search in Decision Making for Discretionary Travel

• A Duality in Vacation Decision-Making

• A Model of Vacation Choice: An Integration of Personality and Vacation Choice with Leisure Constraints Theory

• Effects of Holiday Packaging on Tourist Decision Making: Some Preliminary Results

Part 5: Experience and Satisfaction

• An Examination of the Antecedents and Consequences of Customer Satisfaction

• First-Time and Repeat Visitors to Orlando, Florida: A Comparative Analysis of Destination Satisfaction

• Aristotelian Ethical Values Within a Tourism/Hospitality Industry Context

• The Role of Expressive and Instrumental Factors in Measuring Visitor Satisfaction

Part 6: Market Segmentation

• Profiling Airline Web Users: A Segmentation Approach

• Towards More Thorough Data-Driven Segmentation in Tourism - A Tracking Framework for Exploring Segment Development

• Sustainable Tourism and Stakeholder Groups: A Case Study of Colorado Ski Resort Communities

Part 7: Attraction and Loyalty

• Cultural Determinants of Tourist Intention to Return

• Towards the Conceptualization of Tourism Destination Loyalty

Part 8: Image and Interpretation

• Measuring Comparative Performance of Vacation Destinations: Using Tourists' Self-Reported Judgments as an Alternative Approach

• Cross-Cultural Behaviour Research in Tourism: A Case Study on Destination Image

• Journeys of the Imagination? The Cultural Tour Route Revealed

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