Skip to main content

The Importance of Guidebooks for the Choice of Tourist Sites: A Study of German Tourists in Sweden

Buy Article:

$51.63 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

Guidebooks contain important sources of information for travellers. It can be assumed that they influence the reader's choice of tourist sites, as a selection of tourist attractions is presented in the books. In this study, the influence of guidebooks on German tourists' choice of tourist sites in Sweden was examined. In order to analyse the relationship between the presentation in the guidebooks and tourist journeys to these places, a comparison between presented tourist sites and accommodation statistics was accomplished. Further, the content of the presented tourist regions was analysed. The results indicate that the distance from home affects how strongly tourists are influenced by guidebooks. In addition, it was found that individually created tourist regions are regularly used in guidebooks and that a stereotype picture of these tourist regions is provided.

Keywords: Distance decay; German tourists; Sweden; guidebooks; information; tourist region

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15022250600869427

Affiliations: UmeƄ University, Department of Social and Economic Geography, and ETOUR (European Tourism Research Institute), Sweden

Publication date: October 1, 2006

More about this publication?
routledg/sjht/2006/00000006/00000003/art00005
dcterms_title,dcterms_description,pub_keyword
6
5
20
40
5

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more