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dc.contributor.authorSlabbert, E.
dc.contributor.authorViviers, P.
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-25T08:19:22Z
dc.date.available2014-07-25T08:19:22Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationSlabbert, E. & Viviers, P. 2012. Push and pull factors of national parks in South Africa. Journal of contemporary management, 9:66-88. [http://reference.sabinet.co.za/sa_epublication/jcman]en_US
dc.identifier.issn0959-6526
dc.identifier.issn1879-1786
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/10901
dc.description.abstractSouth Africa's national parks are one of South Africa's major attractions. Since visitors are among the most important role players in the sustainability of these parks, and in-depth research is needed to understand them, this article analyses the push and pull factors that bring them to the parks. The study used a structured questionnaire to collect data on these factors and the socio-demographic profile of the visitors. Surveys conducted at nine National Parks produced 1300 questionnaires. The factor analysis identified two push and three pull factors underlying visitors' motives for visiting the parks. Differences in the push and pull factors for different socio-demographic subgroups were examined. It was clear that visitors are pushed to parks to relax, and pulled by nature as a product. It was also found that age, whether accompanied by children, province of residence, educational level and home language had a significant influence on the push and pull factors. With the current number of other tourism products competing for nature based tourists, this type of information can ensure that the most appropriate marketing messages are communicated to potential visitors and that the parks are sustained.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://reference.sabinet.co.za/webx/access/electronic_journals/jcman/jcman_v9_a4.pdf
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSaninet Onlineen_US
dc.subjectNational parksen_US
dc.subjectpush factorsen_US
dc.subjectpull factorsen_US
dc.subjectsocio-demographic characteristicsen_US
dc.titlePush and pull factors of national parks in South Africaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID10732586 - Slabbert, Elmarie
dc.contributor.researchID11772190 - Viviers, Pierre-Andre


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