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Consumer Behavior of Travelers - Chapter Summary
In this fun chapter, our instructors present the consumer behaviors of travelers. With these lessons, you'll study different behaviors exhibited by consumers as well as different types of tourists and destinations. Test yourself either before or after reviewing the lessons by taking the short accompanying quiz. Then go back and review any of the lessons as many times as needed to feel comfortable with these topics. Our instructors can answer any questions you might have as you work through the chapter. After completing these lessons, you should be able to:
- Explain why people travel
- Discuss online consumer behavior in tourism
- Identify the factors that motivate people to travel
- Outline the different types of destinations and tourists
- Define the pull and push theories of motivation
1. Why do People Travel?
Travel can happen for many reasons, including business and personal visits. This lesson discusses a variety of reasons people go to other areas and the impact those trips can have on a local community.
2. Online Consumer Behavior in Travel & Tourism
Online shoppers go through certain phases during their search for hotels, attractions, and restaurants when they are planning a trip. Learn what this process is and how travel and tourist companies can benefit from this process.
3. Motivating Factors for Why People Travel
If you could travel anywhere, what destination would you choose and why? It's likely your reasons for travel fall into one of several motivating factors. In this lesson, we'll explore the four most common.
4. Types of Tourists & Destinations
Learn more about the different types of tourists and which destinations they prefer to visit. Travelers are defined by psychographic and demographic definitions. Each type prefers set destinations. This article explains each and every preference.
5. Pull & Push Theories of Motivation
What makes you behave the way you do? Are you pushed towards your actions or is some force pulling you along? This lesson defines the push and pull theories of motivation and presents examples of each to show how the two interact.
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