Consumer Behavior in Tourism and Hospitality Research Vol: 13

Arch G. Woodside
Curtin University, Australia

Alain Decrop
University of Namur, Belgium

Arch G. Woodside
Curtin University, Australia


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Product Details
Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781787146914
Published:
09 Aug 2017
Publisher:
Emerald Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
200 pages - 152 x 229mm
Series:
Advances in Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research
This portrait of contemporary tourists proposes that these travelers create consumption audio-portraits and self-explanations (identity constructions) through their purchases and use of travel-related services. Their configurations of destinations, accommodations, travel modes, in-route and destination activities, meal choices, sites/attractions visited, and their travel companions inform others and themselves about who they are. These understandings of self through travel are statements of being—where I’ve been and what I’ve done tells me and others who I am. Also, one’s definition of self (being) affects tourists’ future configurations of travel-related buying and consumption. Thus, tourism-related behavior and being represent virtuous and sometimes vicious consumption systems. Consequently, most tourists are identifiable by who they are and what they know about where they have been and what they have done via their summaries of their trips. The chapters in this volume provide tools and evidence useful for deep understanding of tourists’ buying, consumption, and being through examinations of consumers’ self-descriptions of personal markers of their trip configurations. This volume’s core tenet is that thick descriptions and case-based models are essential steps for highly useful research and deep understanding of tourism behavior.
CONTENTS 
 
PREFACE 
Alain Decrop and Arch G. Woodside  
WHAT CAN TOURISTS AND TRAVEL ADVISORS LEARN FROM CHOICE OVERLOAD RESEARCH? Nguyen T. Thai and Ulku Yuksel 
FROM TOURISM DESTINATION TO MUNDAE CONSUMPTION OF PLACE: AN ASIAN INTROSPECTION OF FRANCE 
Wided Batat and Sakal Phou 
RUSSIAN WOMEN TRAVELING: A SOCIO-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE 
Ekaterina Miettinen 
GENDER, AGE, AND EDUCATION EFFECTS ON TRAVEL-RELATED BEHAVIOR: REPORTS ON FACEBOOK 
Sanja Božić and Tamara Jovanović 
THE GAZE AND OBJECTIVES OF TOWNSCAPE VISITORS 
Taketo Naoi, Akira Soshiroda, and Shoji Iijima 
EXPERIENTIAL CONTEXT AND ACTUAL EXPERIENCES IN PROTECTED NATURAL PARKS: COMPARING FRANCE VERSUS TAIWAN 
Anne-Marie Lebrun, Che-Jen Su, Lhéraud Jean-Luc, Marsac Antoine, Bouchet Patrick 
REDIRECTION THEORY AND ANTI-SOCIAL TRAVEL BEHAVIOR: CONFIGURAL ANTECEDENTS TO NASCENT ROAD-ROAD SIGNALING 
Laura Herbst, Dominik Reinartz, and Arch Woodside 
SOLVING THE CORE THEORETICAL ISSUES IN CONSUMER BEHAVIOR IN TOURISM 
Arch G. Woodside

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