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Mitigating aggressive small trade at tourist destinations through cognitive restructuring


Nicely, Annmarie and Mohd Ghazali, Raslinda (2017) Mitigating aggressive small trade at tourist destinations through cognitive restructuring. International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Administration, 18 (2). pp. 171-194. ISSN 1525-6480

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Abstract

The goal of the article was to use established theories of individual, organizational, and community learning to hypothesize ways tourism leaders could facilitate their small independent traders that harass visitors’ unlearning of aggressive selling behaviors. Nine hypotheses were posited. For example by tourism leaders: placing greater emphasis on traders’ engagement in the desired non aggressive selling behaviors than on stopping their engagement in aggressive ones; not supporting traders’ engagement in aggressive selling behaviors but instead openly supporting their engagement in non aggressive trading; and taking steps to strengthen the traders’ role in their community’s tourism sector. The discussion has implications for how small traders’ selling behaviors are managed at tourist destinations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Learning, selling, tourist harassment, unlearning, visitor harassment
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Divisions: School of Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2020 01:05
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2020 01:05
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/27789

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