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The phenomenon of at-destination search activity and decision processes utilized by visitors to a location is predominantly an academic unknown. As destinations and organizations increasingly compete for their share of the travel dollar, it is evident that more research need to be done regarding how consumers obtain information once they arrive at a destination. This study examined visitor referral recommendations provided by hotel and non-hotel ''locals" in a moderately-sized community for lodging, food service, and recreational and entertainment venues.
DiPietro, Robin B.; Severt, Denver; Rompf, Paul; and Ricci, Peter
"Visitor At-Destination Search for Travel-Related Services,"
Hospitality Review: Vol. 23
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/hospitalityreview/vol23/iss1/6