Travelling for Umrah: destination attributes, destination image, and post-travel intentions

@article{Gannon2017TravellingFU,
  title={Travelling for Umrah: destination attributes, destination image, and post-travel intentions},
  author={Martin Joseph Gannon and Ian Baxter and Elaine Collinson and Ross Curran and Thomas Farrington and Steven Glasgow and Elliot M. Godsman and Keith Gori and Gordon R. A. Jack and Sean Lochrie and Rebecca Maxwell-Stuart and Andrew C. MacLaren and R. MacIntosh and Kevin O'Gorman and Luke Ottaway and Rodrigo Perez-Vega and Babak Taheri and Jamie Thompson and Ozge Yalinay},
  journal={The Service Industries Journal},
  year={2017},
  volume={37},
  pages={448 - 465}
}
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