Scott Mccabe

Scott Mccabe
University of Nottingham | Notts · Division of Marketing

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The paper examines the likelihood of mainstream (US general sample) and special interest tourists (literary society members) travelling to English literary tourism destinations. The study applied a mixed methods approach comprising a correlational study of two comparative consumer surveys together with interviews with travel agents. Findings indica...
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This book analyses social tourism across the world, exploring the theoretical foundations of this type of tourism with examples of practical implementations. Part II is composed of case studies discussing the historical evolution of the concept and implementation of social tourism in different parts of the world. This discussion also results in the...
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This book analyses social tourism across the world, exploring the theoretical foundations of this type of tourism with examples of practical implementations. Part II is composed of case studies discussing the historical evolution of the concept and implementation of social tourism in different parts of the world. This discussion also results in the...
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Integrating case studies from around the world, chapters showcase the latest research on social tourism and its potential role in tackling the challenges posed by modern, mass tourism development that can lead to sustainable alternatives and social equity in participation. Contributors explore tourism activities that are directed towards positive s...
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Social tourism is at a pivotal point. Over the past decade, there has been increased interest and research into social tourism issues, and as a result there is now much greater evidence on the important role that social tourism can play in providing significant benefits for the people supported through social tourism schemes. However, despite these...
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China is an important emerging generator of outbound international tourism. Recent studies have investigated trip characteristics and specific behaviors of Chinese travelers but have focused on intraregional patterns of actual tourists and short-haul destinations. By utilizing both qualitative and quantitative methods, this study uncovers the attri...
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Despite a wealth of research on the tourist experience, empirical evidence remains weak due to difficulties in data collection during people’s holidays. Tourist experience has thus primarily been analysed from a fixed point, such as prior motivations to travel or retrospective accounts. However, this obscures important information on tourists as th...
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Recent policy from the European Union has attempted to justify social tourism initiatives on the basis that they lead to a more sustainable tourism industry. However, the majority of latest research in the field has been focused on the benefits for participants, with the addition of some evidence on the economic impacts of such programmes on destin...
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This paper analyzes seasonality in the United Kingdom, specifically the English regions in relation to tourists' place of origin and main travel motivation. The method used is a decomposition of the Gini index, which provides relative marginal effects that facilitate the identification of market segments open to counter-seasonal marketing efforts....
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A detailed understanding of tourists’ preferences is of great importance both for decision-making theory and destination marketing practice. This study investigates the use of consideration-set formation together with conjoint analysis to estimate the destination preferences of Chinese long-haul outbound tourists. Through the integration of choice-...
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The value of blogs to consumer research has been established; however, its full potential is still to be realized as empirical analyses into their use have been dominated by quantitative studies. There is a fundamental research gap in the range of methods adopted by researchers which has limited blogs as a source of valuable insights. This paper as...
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For small island developing states, tourism is often seen as a passport to development and modernisation, resulting in economic and social growth. In Fiji, this was recognized in the 1960s, which resulted in large-scale tourism development. Yet the links between tourism development and higher quality of life and wellbeing for residents of tourist d...
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Travel blogs are an under-utilised resource for researchers of tourism experiences. They can provide rich insights on how tourists express the transformational effects of their experiences for the self. This study of travel blogs by nineteen British bloggers reveals how elements of the narrative relating to self-reflection and emotions are central...
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General models of tourist decision making have been developed to theorize tourist decision processes. These models have been based on the premise that tourists are rational decision makers and utility maximizers. Further, these models have been operationalized through input–output models to measure preferences and behavioral intentions. The extent...
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To date, most studies on value co-creation processes in tourism have thus far focused on the company customer relationship. Tourism experiences are produced by a number of firms and organizations collaboratively. Hence, there is a need to further develop knowledge about co-creation issues also adopting the perspective of the network of relationship...
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There is an increasing emphasis in tourism research on the role that tourism plays in enriching the lives of tourists, including impacts on health, well-being, happiness and quality of life. Tourism is increasingly being conceived as a necessity, rather than a luxury. This is especially so in the advanced economies of the world, but also increasing...
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After twenty years of the UNWTO’s Silk Road programme, there seems to be a new impetus to revive and re-envision the project to bring the heritage and cultural attractions along this ancient set of trading routes to a new prominence. A recent conference in Dunhuang in August 2013, the addition of a 30th nation into the Silk Road project, together w...
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In The Phenomenology of the Social World, Schutz argues that it is only through subjective meanings that we can construct an objective world. Social phenomenology was concerned with how experience is constructed in the context of human action, the individual’s context and reality construction. By focusing on the special qualities of leisure time in...
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Responsible tourism’ has become an established area of tourism research and practice and is typically understood as a broad set of tourist interactions that engage with and benefit local communities and minimize negative social and environmental impacts. Extant research however has adopted a largely top down approach to understanding responsible to...
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Residential activity camps have been widely studied for their positive outcomes providing a broad multi-disciplinary analysis of the effects of camps in a range of contexts. However, there has been limited exploration of these camp experiences from the perspective of tourism studies. This article addresses this omission by exploring the potential o...
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This paper applies Experiential Learning Theory to examine learning experiences of UK children during a holiday to assess the potential of holidays as influencing factors in educational achievement and attainment. The paper presents findings from a study undertaken with low-income families who had received financial support to take a holiday throug...
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Legacies have become a key rationale underpinning the bidding process for hosting mega-events. These long-term effects are deemed to hold benefits and costs, and measurement is important. However, there is limited theory or empirical evidence on legacy impacts. In this article, the literature on legacies of mega-events is reviewed and event tourism...
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New research is emerging on the relationships between tourism and quality of life (QOL) and subjective well-being (SWB). This paper develops a measure of SWB and reports findings from a two-step survey that measured changes in well-being amongst low-income individuals who had received financial support to access a holiday break (‘social tourists’)....
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The rapid uptake of mobile and digital technologies has the potential to radically transform city visiting experiences. This will result in a transition from technology that is owned and delivered by tourism organisations towards software developed by third party organisations that are owned and managed directly by tourists. Tourism providers in de...
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Recently, the European Commission (EC) has placed a focus on social tourism issues within Europe. The underlying logic of this intervention is that social tourism aims for social equity, aiding access to tourism to provide fair tourism for all citizens and contributing towards sustainability of the European tourism industry. By linking social touri...
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This paper aims to explore the relationship between well-being, quality of life and holiday participation among low-income families in the UK. There have been very studies that have examined quality of life (QOL) and subjective well-being in relation to tourism and none that have attempted to apply measures to assess the benefits of holidays for th...
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Skills development, training and continuing professional education are perceived as critical factors leading to competitiveness of destinations and improvements to quality of tourist experiences. However, they are a perennial issue facing the hospitality and tourism sectors, which are perceived as low-skilled, and where management development is dr...
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This study aims to evaluate the stated reasons for a holiday amongst low income families and other groups who experience barriers to participation in tourism. The paper also analyses how socially excluded groups benefit from the opportunity to experience a holiday through financial assistance. The paper presents findings from application data to th...
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This article presents findings of a comparative study of destination marketing evaluation research in the United Kingdom to identify success factors, highlight best practices, and draw attention to determinants of poor performance in destination marketing campaign activities. Increasing levels of competition between tourism destinations has led to...
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Blogging activity among tourists is increasing and represents an important new aspect of marketing communication in tourism. Millions of individuals have joined travel blog websites, to share their travel experiences online, and blogging has become an aspect of the tourist production and consumption process. The limited extant research on travel bl...
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Re-enactment events have began to play a significant role in the calendars of individual attractions, regions or even nations to generate media exposure, develop inbound tourism activity and raise the cultural heritage profile of a locality for community development and/or regeneration purposes. The (re-)presentation of cultural heritage in these f...
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In this article we discuss the positioning of ethnographers in anthropological research on tourism, and the wider implications in terms of meaningful collection and interpretation of fieldwork data. Our reflections emerge from researches in two different touristic contexts: from detailed, enduring participant observation of informal encounters betw...
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Increasingly, postgraduate students enrolled at UK universities are turning to part-time paid employment to help fund them through their studies. While a number of recent studies have sought to explore employers’ use of student labour, there is little known about the nature of students’ part-time work experiences in relation to skills attained or d...
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Tourist experiences are often profound and help to shape the social world of actors. Memories of travels become part of lived experiences to share with others. Experiences of travels or holidays achieve iconic status in everyday lives, and are communicated through the stories of life into lived identities. Accounts of touristic experiences in natur...
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This article discusses the concept of the ‘tourist’ within tourist studies. It critiques the conceptual category of tourist in recent literature on typologies of tourists and tourist experiences. Although greater understanding of the tourist has been identified as one of the principal research issues for tourism research, the focus is on types and...
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Although interdisciplinary scholarly attention has focused on the theoretical links between identity and place, there exist few empirical studies that explore the processes through which these constructs are embedded in language practice. This paper analyzes, using the ethnomethodological approach Membership Categorization Analysis, formulations of...
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Information search is a recognised aspect of tourism decision-making process theory. However, there remains relatively little empirical research that demonstrates the complexity of information search in relation to the temporal sequence of decision-making. Further the literature fails to problematise the relationships between age, knowledge acquisi...
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Motivation for leisure travel has been an equivocal aspect of the study of leisure travel. Psychological theory has been useful providing conceptions of tourism motivation based on drives and needs, however, operational problems occur using attitude constructs which have varying degrees of predictive ability. This paper offers an alternative approa...

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Examining evolving contexts for consumer and corporate responsibility