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Typology of Vacation Decision-making Modes

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This article presents a new typology of vacationers, which is based on decision-making variables rather than on traditional sociodemographic and psychographic criteria. We describe six types of vacationers: habitual, rational, hedonic, opportunistic, constrained, and adaptable. This typology emerged from an interpretive qualitative study of Belgian vacationers. Here factor and cluster analyses help us to quantitatively validate the typology on a representative sample of holiday-makers.


Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: October 1, 2006

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  • The aim of Tourism Analysis is to promote a forum for practitioners and academicians in the fields of Leisure, Recreation, Tourism, and Hospitality (LRTH). As a interdisciplinary journal, it is an appropriate outlet for articles, research notes, and computer software packages designed to be of interest, concern, and of applied value to its audience of professionals, scholars, and students of LRTH programs the world over.

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