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What is Cultural Tourism

Exploring Niche Tourism Business Models, Marketing, and Consumer Experience
Cultural tourism refers to the practice of traveling to destinations, events or attractions that have cultural and historical significance, in order to learn about and experience the unique cultural heritage of a particular place or community. This can include visiting museums, historical sites, festivals, and cultural events, as well as participating in activities that showcase local traditions, art, music, and cuisine.
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Electronic Word-of-Mouth and Tourist Satisfaction in Rural Tourism in Schist Villages
Marta Santos (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Portugal), Paulo Rita (NOVA Information Management School, Portugal), Sérgio Moro (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), ISTAR-Iscte, Portugal), and Bráulio Alturas (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), ISTAR-Iscte, Portugal)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-7242-2.ch004
Abstract
Consumers' decision-making processes and the way they purchase their products and services have been evolving over the years due to the influence of information technologies. Tourists are increasingly making their decisions based on online reviews made by other users, which contain descriptive comments and/or a rating system, leveraging electronic word-of-mouth (eWOM). This study aims to understand the variation of the eWOM in rural tourism as well as unveil the main characteristics that influence the satisfaction and the interest of the consumers. To that end, the content of the comments and quantitative classification of Portuguese schist villages' lodgings on the platforms of TripAdvisor and Facebook were studied using both sentiment polarity and frequency analysis. The results show that eWOM has increased in rural tourism and that the satisfaction of tourists are more influenced by the friendliness of the hosts, the variety and good breakfast or Portuguese cuisine, and the service provided.
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Moving Towards Sustainable Cultural Tourism Experiences: A Participatory Journey – The Stakeholders Perspective
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A form of specialized cognitive tourism that focuses on tangible or intangible cultural heritage.
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