The Ulysses Factor: Evaluating Visitors in Tourist Settings

Paperback | October 17, 1988

byPhilip Pearce

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The Ulysses Factor reports original research on the behavior, reactions and experiences of tourists in a wide variety of settings. The author is considered the leading authority on the psychology of tourism. In this book he seeks to delineate and address the social psychological issues surrounding the experiences of visiting a new, and sometimes strange, place. Drawing from an extensive number of case studies in several countries, the author develops a thesis and method for observing tourists behavior and group interaction.

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The Ulysses Factor reports original research on the behavior, reactions and experiences of tourists in a wide variety of settings. The author is considered the leading authority on the psychology of tourism. In this book he seeks to delineate and address the social psychological issues surrounding the experiences of visiting a new, and...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:266 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.27 inPublished:October 17, 1988Publisher:Springer New York

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ISBN - 10:0387968342

ISBN - 13:9780387968346

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Table of Contents

Contents: Tourism Studies in Context.- Conceptual Approaches to Visitor Evaluation.- Methodological Issue in Tourist Research.- The Theme Parks.- Museums and Visitor Centres.- Historic Sites and Farm Tourism.- Tourist Attitudes in Natural Environments.- Foreign Places and Faces; Images and Authenticity.- Tourism Industry Research.- Conclusion.- References.-