Tourism-Marketing Performance Metrics and Usefulness Auditing of Destination Websites Vol: 4


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Product Details
Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781849509008
Published:
24 Sep 2010
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
184 pages - 156 x 234 x 18mm
Series:
Advances in Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research

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This volume provides specific answers to hard questions about how to create valid metrics to measure the effectiveness of tourism advertising and the usefulness of destination marketing websites. An extensive literature review describes 40+ years of research on the effectiveness of tourism advertising and the slow advancement to using valid impact metrics - field experiments with alternative ad treatment and placements. Several authors undertake information-usefulness audits on DMO (destination management office) websites and provide practical check lists. Tourism website comparisons include: Maine, Massachusetts and New York; Genoa, Marseilles and Valencia; France, Spain and Portugal; and China, Poland, Russia and Thailand, against each other as well as the Lonely Planet websites. Content analysis of consumer-generated advertisements that promote visits to third places, in this case Starbucks coffee shops and Chipotle restaurants, makes an intriguing study. The final paper gives a thick description of the dynamics of the government's role in shaping China's domestic, inbound, and outbound tourism industry and contributes to building a behavioral theory of government-firm relationships.
List of Contributors. EDITORIAL BOARD. Preface. Tourism advertising and marketing performance metrics. Information usefulness auditing of tourism destination websites: Assessing Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco's performance. Six drivers for high-user satisfaction of tourism websites: Performance auditing of Maine, Massachusetts, and New York's direct marketing strategies. Are tourism websites useful for travelers? Applying an information audit rubric for Mediterranean tourism destination websites. Performance auditing of tourism websites: France, Spain, and Portugal. Usefulness of Government and Private Destination Websites. Consumer-generated advertisements: Examining and creating executions for Starbucks and Chipotle commercials. Toward a behavioral theory of government–firm relationship behavior: Thick description of the dynamics of government's role in shaping China's domestic, inbound, and outbound tourism industry. Advances in culture, tourism and hospitality research. Advances in culture, tourism and hospitality research. Copyright page.

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