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Windsurfing Risks: Participants' Expectations, Perceptions, and Satisfaction

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Many studies exist on destination choice risks but few have investigated perceived risk in the adventure sector. Of adventure activities, mountaineering and white-water rafting are the most researched. Also, the use of a comparative framework measuring risk perceptions in relation to initial expectations is limited. hence, this study evaluates risk expectations and perceptions among a convenience sample of windsurfers to Mauritius. The results indicated the existence of risk “gaps” and perceived risk had a negative relationship with satisfaction. Managerial implications are suggested.
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Keywords: EXPECTATIONS; MAURITIUS; PERCEIVED RISK; SATISFACTION; WINDSURFING

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2011-12-01

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