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The SAGE Handbook of Tourism Management is a critical, state-of-the-art and authoritative review of tourism management, written by leading international thinkers and academics in the field. With a strong focus on applications of theories and concepts to tourism, the chapters in this volume are framed as critical synoptic pieces covering key developments, current issues and debates, and emerging trends and future considerations for the field. Part One: Approaching Tourism Part Two: Destination Applications Part Three: Marketing Applications Part Four: Tourism Product Markets Part Five: Technological Applications Part Six: Environmental Applications This handbook offers a fresh, contemporary and definitive look at tourism management, making it an essential resource for academics, researchers and students.
Chapter 17: Consumer Behaviour in Tourism
Consumer Behaviour in Tourism
Introduction: Acquiring Deep Understanding of CBT
Simply because so many people engage in tourism is sufficient reason to examine their behaviour. One particular observation about the size of pleasure-related travel is that around the world, more than one billion international tourist arrivals occur annually (some of these arrivals include the same person completing more than one international trip annually). According to Tourism News (2014), domestic tourism significantly dominates the overall tourism market in the United States, representing 97% of the total trips in 2013. The number of US domestic trips totalled 2.1 billion in 2013 and is projected to reach 2.2 billion in 2018. The growth in domestic tourism receives ...