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Cultural differences between Asian tourist markets and Australian hosts: part 2

Reisinger, Yvette and Turner, Lindsay W (2002) Cultural differences between Asian tourist markets and Australian hosts: part 2. Journal of travel research, 40 (4). pp. 374-384. ISSN 1552-6763 Online 0047-2875 Print

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Abstract

This article presents the results of a structural equation modeling analysis used to determine which cultural differences between Asian tourists and Australian hosts are predictors of their social interaction and satisfaction. Five cultural models for Indonesian-, Japanese-, Korean-, Mandarin-, and Thai-speaking groups are developed. The findings show that marketers cannot directly rely on perceptions of service to generate Asian tourist satisfaction but must also consider cultural values and rules of social behavior. The implications of the results for tourism industry managers and marketers are presented. Part 1 of this study appeared in the February 2002 issue.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: structural equation modeling, Asian tourists, Australian service providers
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Economics and Finance
RFCD Classification > 340000 Economics
RFCD Classification > 350000 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
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Depositing User: Ms Phung T Tran
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2008 13:59
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2011 03:45
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/1255
DOI: 10.1177/0047287502040004006
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Citations in Scopus: 18 - View on Scopus

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