Marketing to the visiting friends and relatives segment: an international analysis

Morrison, Alastair, Woods, Babara, Pearce, Philip, Moscardo, Gianna, and Sung, Heidi H. (2000) Marketing to the visiting friends and relatives segment: an international analysis. Journal of Vacation Marketing, 6 (2). pp. 102-118.

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Abstract

This paper provides a unique analysis of the visiting friends and relatives (VFR) market across four different countries. It highlights that this market, although substantial at both the domestic and international levels, is poorly understood and that certain common assumptions made by travel marketers about VFRs are inaccurate. Marketing directors’ attitudes toward the VFR market are measured in a special study of VFR marketing in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA. Successful cases of VFR marketing in these countries are described.

Item ID: 23400
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
ISSN: 1479-1870
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2012 04:44
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150604 Tourism Marketing @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900399 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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