Quality Tourism Experiences: Perspectives of adventure travel providers

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Title Quality Tourism Experiences: Perspectives of adventure travel providers
Author Jennings, Gayle Ruth; Lee, Young-Sook; Ayling, Amanda Jayne; Cater, Carl Iain; Ollenburg, Claudia
Publication Title 2008 CAUTHE Conference : Tourism and hospitality research, training and practice: "Where the 'bloody hell' are we?"
Editor Scott Richardson, Liz Fredline, Anoop Patiar, Megan Ternal
Year Published 2008
Place of publication Gold Coast
Publisher Griffith University
Abstract Quality tourism experiences are frequently referred to in tourism industry literature and discourses, albeit definitions are rarely provided. A study of adventure travel industry providers using an interpretive social sciences approach was conducted in 2007 during peak season at an East Coast Australian tourist destination in order to understand what constituted a quality adventure tourism experience. Empirical materials were collected using a qualitative methodology and purposive sampling. Focus groups and semi-structured interviews generated discourses which were interpreted using successive approximation within a grounded theory tradition. Core elements of quality tourism experiences for adventure travel providers included experience delivery, personal and social connectivity, inter-connectivity of entire tourism experiences as well as provision of combinations of experiences.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.cauthe.org/services/conferences/conference-2008
Copyright Statement Copyright 2008 CAUTHE. Use hypertext link to access the conference organiser's website.
ISBN 978-1-921291-33-3
Conference name 2008 CAUTHE Conference,
Location Gold Coast, Australia
Date From 2008-02-11
Date To 2008-02-14
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/23169
Date Accessioned 2009-02-26
Language en_US
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject PRE2009-Tourist Behaviour
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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