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Normative meanings of experiences for a spectrum of tourism places

Normative meanings of experiences for a spectrum of tourism places

Journal of Travel Research 43(2): 108-117

Within a tourism system, some places have a predominantly tourism clientele, other places cater to both tourists and locals, and still others focus on locals and only incidentally tourists. These places may be viewed as a spectrum with different demand structures. This article investigates how a community with a large tourism economy (Bozeman in Montana, USA) defined the normative meanings of experiences for the spectrum.

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DOI: 10.1177/0047287504268231

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