Australian contributions to tourist behaviour studies

Pearce, Philip L. (2016) Australian contributions to tourist behaviour studies. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 26. pp. 84-90.

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It is the purpose of this review to record some of the highlights of the Australian contribution to the global flow of ideas in tourist behaviour research. The context for appreciating the contribution is formulated by recognising the fusion culture of Australian life which effectively provides a meeting ground for ideas from other continents. Four themes, and several strands of ideas within these themes, are presented for national and international consideration. There are well cited studies in tourist motivation, plentiful examples of distinctive topics and tools for appraising tourist markets, insightful approaches to embellishing and assessing on-site experiences, and a broad appreciation of the outcomes of tourism for tourists. The review is approached from the perspective of an active, immersed participant and utilises a wide variety of sources in an attempt to recognise novel concepts and material rather than recycled or locally restricted studies. Many of the research studies are well cited, a recognition that Australians not only have a place in the sun but also offer some rays of light for global friends and colleagues.

Item ID: 47361
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1839-5260
Keywords: tourist behaviour; Australian research; originality
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2017 01:29
FoR Codes: 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3508 Tourism > 350806 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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