Ecotourism: Supply of nature or tourist demand?

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Title Ecotourism: Supply of nature or tourist demand?
Author Perkins, Helen; Grace, Debra Ann
Journal Name Journal of Ecotourism
Year Published 2009
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Abstract Although there is considerable consumer power resting in the hands of the individual tourist, in terms of the types of tourism products offered and the places being visited, there has been, surprisingly, little empirical research regarding tourists' preferences for particular tourism packages and holidays. Furthermore, little is known in relation to tourist differences (or similarities) in preferences for, or motivation towards, mainstream as opposed to ecotourism tourist experiences. This study addresses this deficiency in the literature via empirical research involving a self-report survey of a sample of 255 tourists. The results indicate that a definite ecotourism market segment does seem to exist and that the motivations of mainstream tourists are qualitatively different from those of ecotourists, each defined by their preferences and interests
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2009 Routledge. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 8
Issue Number 3
Page from 223
Page to 236
ISSN 1472-4049
Date Accessioned 2009-11-02
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute For Tourism
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Tourism Marketing; Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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