Understanding and fostering intelligent tourist behaviour

Pearce, Philip L. (2015) Understanding and fostering intelligent tourist behaviour. Tourism Tribune, 30 (11). pp. 5-9.

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The paper offers a conceptual discussion of intelligent tourists by firstly addressing the complex concept of intelligence. The work then examines the meaning of intelligence in a tourism context and suggests the value of key strategies to shape intelligent tourist desires which are congruent with local needs. Three pathways for the application of the concept of intelligent tourists are developed. The first approach is to use the broad idea of intelligent tourists as a guide for those who manage tourist behaviour and tourist settings. Additionally, assessing intelligent tourist behaviour across a destination region is considered. Finally, the benefits of developing an intelligent tourist scale are outlined. The concept “intelligent tourist” needs to be viewed as a desirable possibility not a topic for derision or humour.

Item ID: 43213
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1002-5006
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Date Deposited: 27 May 2016 13:52
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150606 Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900302 Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism @ 100%
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