Determining spending behaviour of female travellers in nature-based tourism

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Abstract

This study identifies a potential market for nature-based tourism in the form of female travellers. It further discusses the significance of economic benefits accrued from this market to facilitate stakeholder co-ordination toward sustained environment strategies. Visitors to Lake Berryessa, Napa County, California were surveyed in 2002. The results reveal that majority of female travellers were domestic tourists travelling an average distance of 50 miles. Average spending was found to be $299 and regression analyses indicated that repeat visitation was a key determinant of spending. Socio-economic characteristics such as age and income did not influence the spending behaviour of the female travellers. Results further indicate that despite low multipliers, non-resident female travellers generated an economic impact of $22.9 million.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-369
Number of pages23
JournalLeisure/ Loisir
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Economic impacts
  • Expenditures
  • Female travellers
  • Lower and higher income levels
  • Nature-based tourism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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