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The Economic Review Of The Travel Industry In Montana: 2006 Biennial Edition, Kara Grau, Melissa Bruns-Dubois, Norma Nickerson Dec 2006

The Economic Review Of The Travel Industry In Montana: 2006 Biennial Edition, Kara Grau, Melissa Bruns-Dubois, Norma Nickerson

Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research Publications

This review provides current and historical data of nonresident travel and tourism in Montana, and offers the industry's economic contributions to the state.


Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Cate Weeks, Shane Bevell, Mamie Peers, Lori Bachand Dec 2006

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Cate Weeks, Shane Bevell, Mamie Peers, Lori Bachand

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


The Role Of Positive Emotions In Experiential Decisions, Robert J. Kwortnik Jr., William T. Ross Jr. Oct 2006

The Role Of Positive Emotions In Experiential Decisions, Robert J. Kwortnik Jr., William T. Ross Jr.

Articles and Chapters

This research examines how consumers experience decision making for experiential products such as vacations. We combine data from 1) ethnographic interviews, 2) online community discussion forums, and 3) an introspective vacation-planning task to explore the experience of emotion in the decision process and to develop a new model of decision making that extends extant decision theories. We find that consumers experience a variety of positive emotions as they plan vacations, from facilitative feelings that guide the plan to fantasy feelings consumed for pleasure. Positive emotions are most evident in reaction to imagery and when the consumer's self-identity is salient ...


Montana Nonresident Traveler Quarterly Travel Comparison: 2005, Melissa Dubois, Kara Grau Oct 2006

Montana Nonresident Traveler Quarterly Travel Comparison: 2005, Melissa Dubois, Kara Grau

Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research Publications

This report shows the 2005 quarterly visitation and length of stay data for nonresident travelers to Montana. It also displays average daily spending for various expenditure categories, as well as total expenditures for those categories.


Montana Nonresident Traveler Expenditure Trends: 1995-2005, Kara Grau Oct 2006

Montana Nonresident Traveler Expenditure Trends: 1995-2005, Kara Grau

Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research Publications

This report shows the nonresident traveler expenditure trends for visitors of Montana from 1995-2005. It also displays the total actual expenditures and the total inflation-adjusted expenditures.


Montana Nonresident Traveler Expenditure Profiles: 2005, Kara Grau Oct 2006

Montana Nonresident Traveler Expenditure Profiles: 2005, Kara Grau

Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research Publications

This report examines spending profiles of nonresident travelers to Montana. It displays the average daily expenditures by purpose of trip for different spending categories during 2005.


Montana Nonresident Traveler Expenditures And Economic Contribution: 2005, Kara Grau Oct 2006

Montana Nonresident Traveler Expenditures And Economic Contribution: 2005, Kara Grau

Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research Publications

This report shows the economic contributions, expenditures, and average daily spending of nonresident visitors to Montana during 2005.


Montana Nonresident Visitation Trends: 1995-2005, Melissa Dubois Sep 2006

Montana Nonresident Visitation Trends: 1995-2005, Melissa Dubois

Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research Publications

This report displays the total number of individual nonresidents visiting Montana from 1995-2005. It also shows the total number of groups visiting Montana during the same time period.


Nonresident Comparison: Visitor Profile, Norma Nickerson, Christine Oschell Sep 2006

Nonresident Comparison: Visitor Profile, Norma Nickerson, Christine Oschell

Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research Publications

This summary report shows comparable data between the 2001 and 2005 nonresident visitors to Montana.


Visitor Profile Of Snowcoach Passengers In West Yellowstone, Mt, Norma P. Nickerson, Robert G. Dvorak, Jim Wilton Aug 2006

Visitor Profile Of Snowcoach Passengers In West Yellowstone, Mt, Norma P. Nickerson, Robert G. Dvorak, Jim Wilton

Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research Publications

The purpose of this study was to provide an understanding of who is using the West Yellowstone snowcoach, why they are visiting, and what encouraged them to take a snowcoach trip.


South Kingstown Ri: New Zoning For An Historic Mill, Maggie Jones, Richard Barringer Aug 2006

South Kingstown Ri: New Zoning For An Historic Mill, Maggie Jones, Richard Barringer

Planning

The village of Peace Dale in the town of South Kingstown, Rhode Island, developed around several mills that commenced operations in the 1800s. One mill, known as the Palisades, is still partially active and in excellent condition, but much of its square footage is unutilized. A citizens’ group of artists and business people joined with the mill owners and the town of South Kingstown to develop new zoning regulations to make more flexible the permitted uses for the mill site. The proposed zoning will allow the mill complex to feature a mix of retail, residential, and manufacturing uses, while preserving ...


Inside Unlv, Cate Weeks, Shane Bevell, Diane Russell, Leora Baron Jul 2006

Inside Unlv, Cate Weeks, Shane Bevell, Diane Russell, Leora Baron

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Changing Maine, 1960-2010: Teaching Guide, Richard Barringer, New England Environmental Finance Center Jul 2006

Changing Maine, 1960-2010: Teaching Guide, Richard Barringer, New England Environmental Finance Center

Maine History & Policy Development

Unlike forty years ago, none of us is now certain what the future holds for Maine – except that it will be different. Maine has been transformed by the events of the recent decades. We have come into a new world, a new time – a new historical era, if you will. This new era, like previous eras in Maine history, will require of us new ways of thinking, new ways of understanding, new ways of organizing ourselves as a community of people, if the values and culture we share and cherish are to endure and flourish.


Red Or Blue? An Exploration Of Political Party Affiliation And Resident Attitudes Toward Tourism In Montana - 2006, Norma P. Nickerson Jun 2006

Red Or Blue? An Exploration Of Political Party Affiliation And Resident Attitudes Toward Tourism In Montana - 2006, Norma P. Nickerson

Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research Publications

This study focused on the relationship between political party affiliation and tourism support. From 1998 to 2005, telephone surveys of Montana residents asked three attitude questions along with political party affiliation.


Amherst Ma: A New Village Plan For Atkins Corner, Maggie Jones, Richard Barringer May 2006

Amherst Ma: A New Village Plan For Atkins Corner, Maggie Jones, Richard Barringer

Planning

The case study describes a successful smart growth initiative in the town of Amherst, Massachusetts, at an intersection known as Atkins Corner. The initiative grew from two motivating factors: the necessity of realigning Route 116, a major north-to-south artery through the town, to decrease traffic accidents at the intersection and improve pedestrian safety; and a desire on the part of Hampshire College and the Town to create a village center at the intersection. Through a consensus-building process involving key town officials, Hampshire College, neighbors, and the design firm of Dodson Associates, agreement on the project was reached with local stakeholders ...


Tourism Development Potential: Absarokee Resident Attitudes And Visitor Characteristics, Jim Wilton Mar 2006

Tourism Development Potential: Absarokee Resident Attitudes And Visitor Characteristics, Jim Wilton

Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research Publications

This report highlights resident attitudes toward tourism in Absarokee, Montana from a study conducted in the fall of 2005 while comparing results with a 2004 statewide survey. Additionally, this report summarizes nonresident visitor profiles of Stillwater County making statewide comparisons as well.


Tourism Development In Butte-Silver Bow: Visitor Profiles And Resident Attitudes, Jim Wilton Mar 2006

Tourism Development In Butte-Silver Bow: Visitor Profiles And Resident Attitudes, Jim Wilton

Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research Publications

This report highlights resident attitudes toward tourism in Butte-Silver-Bow area of Montana from a study conducted in the fall of 2005 while comparing results with a 2004 statewide survey. Additionally, this report summarizes nonresident visitor profiles of Silver Bow County making statewide comparisons as well.


Visitor Profiles And Resident Attitudes Toward Tourism Development In Cooke City, Jim Wilton Mar 2006

Visitor Profiles And Resident Attitudes Toward Tourism Development In Cooke City, Jim Wilton

Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research Publications

This report highlights resident attitudes toward tourism in the Cooke City area of Montana from a study conducted in the fall of 2005 while comparing results with a 2004 statewide survey. Additionally, this report summarizes nonresident visitor profiles of Park County making statewide comparisons as well.


Montana Travel Research: 2006, Norma P. Nickerson, Mellisa Bruns-Dubois, James Wilton Jan 2006

Montana Travel Research: 2006, Norma P. Nickerson, Mellisa Bruns-Dubois, James Wilton

Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research Publications

Outlook for 2006 and Review of 2005.


Maine’S State Parks: Their Value To Visitors And Contribution To The State Economy, Robert Roper, Charles E. Morris, Thomas Allen, Cindy Bastey Jan 2006

Maine’S State Parks: Their Value To Visitors And Contribution To The State Economy, Robert Roper, Charles E. Morris, Thomas Allen, Cindy Bastey

Maine Policy Review

Maine’s state parks are important to the social and economic well-being of the state, and provide public access to a variety of outdoor activities. In the study reported here, the authors find that visitors have a high level of satisfaction in Maine’s day-use parks, campgrounds and historic sites. Moreover, the overall impact of visitor-related park spending exceeds $30 million in income and 1,449 jobs annually. Nonetheless, the majority of Maine’s state parks suffer from long-deferred maintenance and are in immediate need of major capital improvements if they are to continue their vital role in supporting tourism ...