Tourism cognitive distance Academic Article uri icon


  • A series of propositions relating to cognitive distance in the context of tourism is presented. The propositions are intended to frame the state of existing knowledge and to guide the development of future research. They are developed from inferences and transitions from work reported in other fields, as well as from exploratory findings reported in the literature of tourism. The two schools of thought about how cognitive distance distortions are caused suggest that distortion occurs while either encoding or decoding information. These two processing perspectives provide a framework for the discussion and development of the propositions. 1992.

published proceedings

  • Annals of Tourism Research

author list (cited authors)

  • Ankomah, P. K., & Crompton, J. L.

citation count

  • 33

complete list of authors

  • Ankomah, Paul K||Crompton, John L

publication date

  • January 1992