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Examination of benefits sought by hiking tourists: a comparison of impact - range performance analysis and impact asymmetry analysis

Oh, Munhyang (Moon) and Kim, Seongseop (Sam) and Choi, Youngjoon and Pratt, Stephen (2019) Examination of benefits sought by hiking tourists: a comparison of impact - range performance analysis and impact asymmetry analysis. Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 24 (8). pp. 850-864. ISSN 1094-1665

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    Abstract

    This study assesses the benefits of hiking for visitors to the Jeju Olle Trail on Jeju Island in Korea, which has been designated as a World Heritage Site. Data were collected from a total of 318 tourists visiting the Jeju Olle Trail. The study focused on comparing the benefits sought by first-time visitors and those of repeat visitors. Analytical results found that first-time visitors and repeat visitors sought different benefits from their hiking experiences. First-time visitors sought to observe nature and interact with people. For first-time visitors, benefits that delighted them were buying unique souvenirs and enjoying educational experiences, whereas repeat visitors demonstrated a good assessment on interactions with new people and buying unique souvenirs.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
    Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Tourism and Hospitality Management
    Depositing User: Stephen Pratt
    Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2020 15:17
    Last Modified: 31 Mar 2020 15:17
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/12050
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