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A general theory of tourism consumption systems: a conceptual framework and an empirical exploration

Woodside, Arch G. and Dubelaar, Chris 2002, A general theory of tourism consumption systems: a conceptual framework and an empirical exploration, Journal of travel research, vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 120-132, doi: 10.1177/004728702237412.

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Title A general theory of tourism consumption systems: a conceptual framework and an empirical exploration
Author(s) Woodside, Arch G.
Dubelaar, Chris
Journal name Journal of travel research
Volume number 41
Issue number 2
Start page 120
End page 132
Total pages 14
Publisher Sage
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2002-11-01
ISSN 0047-2875
Summary A tourism consumption system (TCS) is defined as the setof related travel thoughts, decisions, and behaviors by a discretionarytraveler prior to, during, and following a trip. Thecentral proposition of a theory of TCS is that the thoughts,decisions, and behaviors regarding one activity influence thethoughts, decisions, and behaviors for a number of other activities.Using exit interview travel data and quick clusteringanalysis, this article empirically examines seven basic TCSpropositions pertaining to decisions made once the destinationhas been selected. The findings support and extend thebasic propositions specifically indicating clear patterns inthe behaviors of visitors to Prince Edward Island, Canada.The authors conclude by recommending that this approach isuseful for tourism marketers and practitioners in general.Suggestions are provided for analyzing TCS to increase theeffectiveness of tourism marketing strategies.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/004728702237412
Field of Research 150606 Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience
Socio Economic Objective 909999 Commercial Services and Tourism not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2002, SAGE Publications
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30073299

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