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dc.contributor.authorMatheson, Catherine M.
dc.contributor.authorRimmer, Russell
dc.contributor.authorTinsley, Ross
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-29T20:20:12Z
dc.date.available2018-06-29T20:20:12Z
dc.date.issued2014-03-12
dc.identifierER3541
dc.identifier.citationMatheson, C., Rimmer, R. & Tinsley, R. (2014) Spiritual attitudes and visitor motivations at the Beltane Fire Festival, Edinburgh. Tourism Management, 44, pp. 16-33.
dc.identifier.issn0261-5177
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2014.01.023
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/3541
dc.description.abstractOutside the peak season for tourism to Edinburgh, Scotland, during the evening of April 30th, visitors attend a festival with ancient Celtic overtones. Frequently, the evening is cold and windy. Our objectives are to: identify motivations for attending the festival; trial questionnaire items on spiritual attitude; and assess whether spirituality might be relevant in assessing visitor intentions. The method of investigation involved exploration and confirmation phases to test structures in distinct subsamples. Further, a strict approach was applied to identify factors that had theoretical value. Spirituality attitude is found to be a factor, as well as the motivations of cultural adventure and escape. Given the nature of the event, the time of year and composition of the audience, encouraging repeat visitation and using this to develop and manage Edinburgh's tourism strategy has potential. Recommendations are made to management. 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
dc.format.extent16-33
dc.relation.ispartofTourism Management
dc.titleSpiritual attitudes and visitor motivations at the Beltane Fire Festival, Edinburgh
dc.typearticle
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dcterms.dateAccepted2014-01-30
dc.description.facultydiv_BaM
dc.description.volume44
dc.identifier.doihttp://doi:10.1016/j.tourman.2014.01.023
dc.description.ispublishedpub
dc.description.eprintid3541
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qmu.authorRimmer, Russell
qmu.authorMatheson, Catherine M.
qmu.centreCentre for Communication, Cultural and Media Studies
dc.description.statuspub


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