European Journal of Tourism Research

Articles from Vol. 16, 2017

Backpackers' Contribution to Development and Poverty Alleviation: Myth or Reality? A Critical Review of the Literature and Directions for Future Research
IntroductionThe emergence and expansion of low-cost airlines have contributed to the growth of non-institutionalized forms of tourism that already constitute in some destinations a significant proportion of visitors, legitimizing the idea that one of...
Introducing Sport Tourism: New Challenges in a Globalized World
Sport tourism emerged in the last decade of the twentieth century as a set of practices belonging to both the fields of sport and tourism. "The intersections between these two social phenomena have been gradually increasing and, in this regard, sport...
Nature Sports Participation: Understanding Demand, Practice Profile, Motivations and Constraints
IntroductionNature sports is an expression that has emerged in the recent years as a sports field that is related to the leisure and tourism industries. It is a concept associated with the values of a trans-modern society (Corneloup, 2011). Nature sports...
Profile of Practice, Travel Behaviour and Motivations for Geocaching
IntroductionGeocaching and sport tourismThe reach of technological devices and digital technology is remarkable. In postmodern society, mobile communication devices, such as cell phones, are ubiquitous. The International Telecommunication Union (2015)...
Sports Recreation in Tourist Context: Alentejo Coasts Resorts Case Study
IntroductionTourism is one of the greatest economic activities in the world and so far, it is still growing; as stated by Phillips and Moutinho (2014), tourism remains an important export earner and main originator of foreign exchange earnings and employment....
Surfing Tourism Plan: Madeira Island Case Study
IntroductionSurf tourism provides a global business opportunity and makes part of the multi-billionaire industry of adventure and sport tourism. In some of the most popular touristic destinations such as Hawaii, Australia and Indonesia, surf tourism...
The Influence of Tourism Experience Self-Congruity on the Use of Virtual Social Networks
IntroductionSymbolic consumption has been analysed from different perspectives since the 1980s. Most of the research have focused on two variables in order to define this construct: consumer identity and the meaning of products in society (Belk, 1984;...
The Roles of Subjective Vitality, Involvement, Experience Quality, and Satisfaction in Tourists' Behavioral Intentions
IntroductionTourism organizations and destination authorities emphasize the quality of tourism experiences and tourism satisfaction to foster positive behavioral tourist intentions (Yuksel, 2000). Tourism satisfaction has received attention from tourism...
Understanding the Relation between Serious Surfing, Surfing Profile, Surf Travel Behaviour and Destination Attributes Preferences
IntroductionSurf tourismSurfing is a wave activity with its roots in Hawaiian culture and tradition (Buckley, 2002a). Since the early 1900's, surfing has grown as sport of Western civilization (Dolnicar & Fluker, 2003b). Since the 1960's, the popularity...
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