|aContemporary tourist behaviour :|byourself and others and tourists /|cby David Bowen and Jackie Clarke.
|aContemporary tourist behavior
|aWallingford, UK :|bCABI,|cc2009.
|axiii, 289 p. :|bill. ;|c25 cm.
|aCABI tourism texts
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aThe tourist today -- Country-file : tourist nations -- A life in travel -- Life change : tourist experience and beyond -- Models of tourist behaviour -- Economic and social influences -- The driving force of motivation -- Logical decision or lucky dip? -- In-use experience -- Fulfulling the promise : tourist satisfaction -- The power of brand and celebrity -- The importance of family -- Of fear, flight and feistiness -- Giving tourism : the intangible gift -- Limits to travel? The environmental tourist -- The tourist tomorrow.
The behaviour of tourists - what their motivations are, what impact their behaviour has on the places they visit, the decisions they make - is a fundamental aspect in understanding the tourism industry as a whole. Contemporary Tourist Behaviour provides an in-depth examination of how and why tourists behave as they do, and how this is perceived by hosts and outside agencies, covering national characteristics of tourists from around the world, effects of everyday events and governmental and environmental factors, and tourists' consideration of sustainable principles.