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International Journal of Leisure and Tourism Marketing

International Journal of Leisure and Tourism Marketing (IJLTM)

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  • The Effect of Adventure Tourists Profile Characteristics Toward Wellness Dimensions   Order a copy of this article
    by Melissa J. Lotter, Lisa Welthagen 
    Abstract: Wellness tourism’s multidimensional nature lends to multifaceted travel experiences that incorporate a large and diverse set of activities. As many opportunities for different organisational prospects are created, the impact of adventure tourist profile characteristics on the respondents’ physical, emotional, social, environmental, intellectual, occupational, and spiritual dimensions of wellness are investigated. The sample population included all residents and visitors of the Tshwane Metropolitan area that partake in adventure activities. Random sampling was used for the total sample frame of N = 213. This study employed an on-site survey based on a quantitative approach with a self-completing questionnaire as the research instrument. Descriptive statistics conducted in this study indicate how each dimension of wellness relates to adventure tourism activities in which the respondents participated. The results suggest that adventure tourism activities can be used as a tool for improving adventure tourists’ lifestyles as it has an overall positive effect/impact on the respondents’ wellness. Thus, by applying the dimensional model of wellness, tourism, specifically adventure tourism organisations, can develop successful wellness products and services by becoming aware of each wellness dimension’s interconnectedness.
    Keywords: adventure tourism; wellness; wellness dimensions.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLTM.2021.10038255
  • The perceptions turned chaff at the destination - Experience effect on Cultural Tourists Satisfaction   Order a copy of this article
    by Jaseela Thanikkad, Suresh Kumar 
    Abstract: Cultural tourism as a branch of tourism has acquired dimensions of immense significance in the economic development of destinations, across the globe, enriched with a plethora of art-forms, folklores and rich cultural heritage. The promotion of such destinations in terms of induced perceptions and the experiences matching the expectations of tourists has been predominantly the marketers’ visualisations of the means and measures of consumer satisfaction. The focus of this research is on destinations of cultural importance, in Kerala, an Indian state acclaimed to be one of the ten paradises of the world by the National Geographic Traveler. It aims to redefine pull motivators as pre-visit destination perceptions and probe how such perceived expectations and the post-visit destination experiences predict the tourists’ satisfaction, which in turn reflects customer loyalty. The PLS path model results show that while destination perceptions and experiences significantly predict tourists’ satisfaction, such satisfaction fails to predict loyalty.
    Keywords: cultural tourism; destinations; pre-visit perception; post-visit experience; tourists’ satisfaction; loyalty.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLTM.2021.10044274
  • Impact of Overtourism on Sustainable Development and Local Community Wellbeing in The Himalayan Region   Order a copy of this article
    by Sheetal Kapoor, Jigmet Wangdus 
    Abstract: Globally key tourist destinations are facing the challenges of overtourism. In recent times with modern technology and the establishment of affordable airlines has given a boast to mass tourism, the unrestrained demand has a negative impact on tourist spots and local communities. This paper adds to the literature by presenting a comprehensive model and an empirical framework to better understand the environmental challenges due to rapid growth of tourism in Himalayan region over the short span and explains how locals are dealing to overcome these challenges. An exploratory research design was carried to achieve the research objectives empirically to understand the perception of local resident towards overtourism and the impact of tourism on environment. In recent past Ladakh is experiencing global warming in the form of rising temperature, lesser snowfall, strain on water resources, etc. Results validate that local community are concerned about the negative impact of overtourism and systematic efforts and policy formulation is required to protect the fragile ecosystem of Ladakh.
    Keywords: environmental impact; sustainable tourism; Ladakh; ice stupa; artificial glacier.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLTM.2021.10044452