Brent W. Ritchie's research while affiliated with The University of Queensland and other places

Publications (10)

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Tourism operators play an important role in risk communication during a natural disaster. This study focussed on foreign employees in the Japanese accommodation industry and explored their preparedness for natural disasters and involvement in the disaster risk communication process. Adopting the mental models approach as the basis for the investiga...
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Micro and small enterprises comprise the majority of the tourism and hospitality businesses globally and contribute heavily to the economic livelihood of many communities. However, their distinctive characteristics also make them among the most vulnerable to the impacts of external shocks. This paper proposes a conceptual model of how social networ...
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Coral reefs provide important ecosystem services as well as economic and cultural benefits to society. Yet they are under significant threat from anthropogenic and natural threats, including climate change. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is one such reef undergoing significant change. More radical interventions that go beyond traditional form...
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日本は観光大国になりつつあり,訪日外国人観光客数は年々増加している.一方で,日本は地震や台風といった自然災害が多い国である.外国人観光客は日本で災害に遭遇した際に,何が起きたかを理解できない可能性があり,日本語が分からない外国人の場合には,情報入手も困難である.そこで本研究では,外国人観光客に自発的に使ってもらえる防災知識提供システムを開発し,情報提示手法について検討した.最初のアプローチでは,正解・不正解のある二択クイズを用いた.しかし,災害時の行動には必ずしも正解とはならない場合があり,自分で適切な行動を考えなければならない状況が起こりうる.そこで,正解のない二択クイズを用いた情報提示手法を提案した.さらに,外国人観光客は,訪問先の観光地で遭遇する可能性のある災害に関する防災知識を知って...
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As tourism plays an important role in the Japanese economy, its ongoing contributions are crucial to the nation’s future economic growth. In fact, the Japanese government has actively promoted tourism, especially in the past decade, and the number of international tourists reached more than 28 million in 2017, more than triple the number in the ear...
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A more detailed understanding of actual travel behavior is crucial to better understand travel patterns and determine the attractiveness of target markets. Educational tourism, and school excursion tourism in particular, is a relatively under researched and poorly understood segment of the tourism industry. This paper examines the influence of soci...
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This paper explores travel risk associated with natural disasters focusing on a developing country context using a bottom-up approach. A mixed method was used to identify seven travel risk types from tourists’ perspective. The exploratory sequential design was applied to 52 respondents in the qualitative phase and 605 respondents in the quantitativ...
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Ensuring travellers' health and well-being is an important issue in tourism management and public health. By applying and testing the Protection Motivation Theory(PMT),this study serves as one of the early attempts in tourism to explore travellers' self-protective behavior against health risks. This study conducted semi-structured interviews and an...

Citations

... Similarly, the study of Ritchie et al. (2021) disclosed that sustainability in society is attached to the consumer's attitude toward altruism. China's industrial zones are collaborating with their consumers to attract them to have their renewable products after a certain usage time. ...
... Given that most tourism and hospitality businesses are considered micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) [12], there are characteristics that render them vulnerable to the negative impacts of external shocks and limit their ability to respond to crises [13]. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly influenced many sectors of the global economy [14] and brought the deepest historical crisis to the world tourism sector [15]. ...
... There is a lack of literature and research on children's tourism due to the false belief that children follow their parents' travel decisions and do not contribute to the travel decision-making process. Besides, the difficulty of collecting data from children makes studying their consuming behaviour complicated (Aydin et al., 2021;Dale and Ritchie, 2020). Moreover, travelling with children makes the parents more concerned about their convenience, the time and distance of travel, the cleanness and hygiene of the destination, and the availability of suitable facilities for them (Song et al., 2020). ...
... In the scope of consumer behavior, perceived risks are often classified into two groups: functional risks (i.e., financial, performance, and physical risks) and emotional risks (i.e., psychological and social risks) (Grant et al., 2007;Mackenzie & Goodnow, 2021). When tourists perceive functional risks, they tend to avoid the travel destination that may fail to function as expected (i.e., performance risk), potentially cause financial loss (i.e., financial risk), or pose any threat to their health (i.e., physical risk) Lenggogeni et al., 2019;Quintal et al., 2010). In comparison, perceived emotional risks focus on tourists' concerns about issues in travel (i.e., psychological risk) or a trip that may affect other people's opinions of the tourist (i.e., social risk). ...
... Studies show that health is an important factor in travel motivations (Goeldner and Ritchie, 2012;Moutinho, 1987;Wang et al., 2019). Crises that spread fear and anxiety among leisure travellers (Korstanje and Olsen, 2011) increase the perceived travel risk, which in turn triggers more or less the tourist to avoid travelling (Çakar, 2020). ...
... The RPA focuses on measuring changes in perception, attitude, and behavior. Shortly thereafter, Wang et al. [53] further verified and modified the risk perception attitude framework (RPAF), arguing that the main emotional state factor shown by consumers is worry, which is an important intermediary in predicting decision-making behavior in risk perception. ...
... Bostan et al., 2020;Depoux et al., 2020;Dolnicar and Zare, 2020;Gates, 2020;Gö ssling et al., 2020;Kwok et al., 2020;Li et al., 2020;Nazneen et al., 2020;Qiu et al., 2020;Sheresheva, 2020;Yang et al., 2020a;Yıldırım et al., 2020). In the discourse around the influence of perceived risk on tourists' travel decisions(Nagai et al., 2020), the actual and real risk brought by COVID-19 made the researches to question the tourism industry future. ...