Author(s): B. M. Farahani & B. Mohamed
Culture as an important element in tourism plays its role in the form of attraction
for tourists as well as aspects which influence tourists’ behaviour.
studies have been done to find the differences between tourists’
behaviour regarding their culture.
Although there is no comprehensive definition
for culture in literature, Hofstede provided a well-known model which divided
national culture into five dimensions.
Power distance, individualism
/collectivism, masculinity/femininity, uncertainty avoidance, and long-term
orientation are the dimensions of his mentioned model.
Since environment is the
fundamental component of tourism, its sustainability, management, and
controlling tourism impact on it is important for the industry.
This study aims to
review tourists’ behaviour towards environment and find the influence of
tourists’ national culture on their certain behaviour.
Qualitative analysis was
done by using existing literature about “tourist behaviour in relation to
environment” and relating them to “tourists’ national culture”.
The result has
provided the estimate model of tourist behaviour by different national culture
national culture, tourist behavior, environment.
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/RAV110521
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This paper can be found in the following bookManagement of Natural Resources, Sustainable Development and Ecological Hazards IIIBuy