Resident Resistance to Visiting a National Tourism Site: The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

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Title Resident Resistance to Visiting a National Tourism Site: The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Author Daniels, Margaret J.; Lawton, Laura Jane
Publication Title 39th Annual Proceedings Travel and Tourism Research Association: Freedom to Travel
Editor Kathleen L. Andereck
Year Published 2008
Place of publication Boise , Idaho, USA
Publisher Travel and Tourism Research Association
Abstract The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center of Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum, located in Chantilly, Virginia, provides important educational, cultural and social functions for area residents. In terms of science and technology education, the exhibits, interpretation, virtual environments and interactive displays provide unique and collaborative learning opportunities that can lead to a long-term interest in these subjects. While a significant number of local visitors came to the museum during the period immediately following the opening in 2003, current visitation patterns have leveled off. The purpose of this study was pinpoint factors, leading to visitation resistance as well as ways to increase initial and repeat visitation of residents in the surrounding three counties. The findings suggested key differences between resident visitors and non-visitors that can be used to inform museum marketing endeavors targeting the local community.
Peer Reviewed No
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.ttra.com/
ISBN 978-0-9768068-3-7
Conference name Freedom to Travel
Location Philadelphia, PA
Date From 2008-06-15
Date To 2008-06-17
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/24034
Date Accessioned 2008-08-15
Date Available 2009-07-02T06:44:50Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute For Tourism
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject PRE2009-Tourism Management; PRE2009-Tourism Policy and Planning; PRE2009-Tourism Resource Appraisal; PRE2009-Tourist Behaviour
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Non-Refereed)
Publication Type Code e2

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