This book explores the complex decision-making processes involved in choosing and buying tourism products and services. It combines a theoretical overview of the basics of tourist behaviour and decision-making, with the results of an in-depth qualitative study of vacationers. It considers both the generic decision to go on vacation, or not, and more specific travel decisions, such as destination and accommodation type, from an individual and social point of view. It looks at how, when, and why such decisions are made, and the factors that influence the final outcome. The book concludes by rejecting existing tourist typologies in favour of a new typology of vacationers.For example, variation in leisure patterns exists within racial groups. ... Beatty and Torberta#39;s essay, a#39;The False Duality of Work and Leisurea#39;, states that the intention- based or attitude approach best distinguishes leisure from related concepts.
|Title||:||Vacation Decision Making|
|Publisher||:||CABI - 2006|