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dc.contributor.advisorPatiar, Anoop Kumar
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Mary-Anne
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-23T02:22:52Z
dc.date.available2018-01-23T02:22:52Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.doi10.25904/1912/2675
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/365815
dc.description.abstractIn an experiential economy, tourists demand quality tourism experiences. Tourists want more than to see sights or to overnight in a hotel, they want each component of their travel to deliver a quality experience. As the industry becomes more competitive, industry focus and research on the determinants of quality tourism experiences is burgeoning.This research studies Gold Coast resident’s perspectives of quality tourism experiences both as a tourist and as a host to tourists. China tour group individuals applied their quality filters of pricality, functionality, aesthetics and familiarity, to benchmark the China tour mediating quality concepts, Tour leader, Locally hosted visits, Tour elements, Tour group, Tour destination, and Hosting to evaluate a quality tourism experience. Situated within the social sciences, the design of this research is multifacted and uses a blended approach of traditions and methods with the intent of interpretion and meaning-making. To this end an interpretive constructivist approach lead to the adoption of a blend of phenomenology and ethnography traditions.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherGriffith University
dc.publisher.placeBrisbane
dc.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.
dc.subject.keywordsTourism Gold Coast, Australia
dc.subject.keywordsTourism China
dc.subject.keywordsExperiential tourism
dc.titleQuality Tourism Experiences: a Qualitative Study of Gold Coast Resident's Perspectives as both Tourists and Hosts to Tourists
dc.typeGriffith thesis
gro.facultyGriffith Business School
gro.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.
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dc.contributor.otheradvisorLee, Young-Sook
dc.contributor.otheradvisorJennings, Gayle
dc.rights.accessRightsPublic
gro.identifier.gurtIDgu1437093546012
gro.source.ADTshelfnoADT0
gro.source.GURTshelfnoGURT
gro.thesis.degreelevelThesis (PhD Doctorate)
gro.thesis.degreeprogramDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
gro.departmentGriffith Business School
gro.griffith.authorSmith, Mary-Anne


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