Two factor model of consumer satisfaction: International tourism research

Publication date: August 2018 Source:Tourism Management, Volume 67 Author(s): Sangkon Park, Sowon Hahn, Taehun Lee, Minji Jun We applied theories of behavioral economics and conducted a field research on 881 tourists from China visiting Seoul through guided tour programs. We randomly assigned participants to study conditions based on theories of expectation, reciprocity, and peak-end rule….

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Antecedents and consequences of destination brand love — A case study from Finnish Lapland

Publication date: August 2018 Source:Tourism Management, Volume 67 Author(s): Kaisa Aro, Kati Suomi, Saila Saraniemi Brand love is a relatively new concept in academic discussion that demonstrates consumers’ deepening relationships with brands. The purpose of this study is to conceptualize the antecedents and consequences of destination brand love. This qualitative case study focuses on the…

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Is all authenticity accepted by tourists and residents? The concept, dimensions and formation mechanism of negative authenticity

Publication date: August 2018 Source:Tourism Management, Volume 67 Author(s): Qilou (Bill) Zhou, Jie Zhang, Honglei Zhang, Xiang (Robert) Li It is nearly always implicitly assumed that authenticity is a positive trait, as opposed to the fake or the plastic. As opposed to allegedly positive authenticity, negative authenticity is something that is authentic but which tourists…

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Hosting friends and family as a sojourner in a tourism destination

Publication date: August 2018 Source:Tourism Management, Volume 67 Author(s): Suh-hee Choi, Xiaoxiao Fu This study explores the characteristics in the hosting experiences of foreign sojourners in Macao. In-depth interviews with 20 sojourners reveal that different strategies in hosting visitors, including the way sojourners prepare for hosting, attract guests with selective destination information, and design itineraries,…

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Bayes factors vs. P-values

Publication date: August 2018 Source:Tourism Management, Volume 67 Author(s): A. George Assaf, Mike Tsionas The use of p-values for hypothesis testing has always been the norm in the tourism literature. This paper proposes the use of Bayes factors as an attractive alternative for hypothesis testing. As the Bayes factor is based on the Bayesian approach,…

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Nepotism, employees’ competencies and firm performance in the tourism sector: A dual multivariate and Qualitative Comparative Analysis approach

Publication date: August 2018 Source:Tourism Management, Volume 67 Author(s): Ahmed Mohamed Elbaz, Mohamed Yacine Haddoud, Yasser Moustafa Shehawy The paper identifies the critical competencies affecting Egyptian travel agents’ performance while assessing the negative influence of nepotism on such competencies. To address this aim, the study uses a holistic dual approach employing a multivariate technique using…

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Using multivariate statistics to assess ecotourism potential of water-bodies: A case-study in Mauritania

Publication date: August 2018 Source:Tourism Management, Volume 67 Author(s): Frederico Santarém, João Carlos Campos, Paulo Pereira, Dieng Hamidou, Jarkko Saarinen, José C. Brito Evaluating the ecotourism potential of sites is a key issue in tourism management. Multiple methodologies have been developed to assess the ecotourism potential of sites. However, there are many constraints affecting their…

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On being attractive, social and visually appealing in social media: The effects of anthropomorphic tourism brands on Facebook fan pages

Publication date: June 2018 Source:Tourism Management, Volume 66 Author(s): Rodrigo Perez-Vega, Babak Taheri, Thomas Farrington, Kevin O’Gorman Social media platforms and their associated user-generated content are of increasing significance to the perception of tourism brands amongst consumers. Online fan pages offer a unique opportunity for tourism managers to effect positive engagements between their brand and…

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Cumulative attraction and spatial dependence in a destination choice model for beach recreation

Publication date: June 2018 Source:Tourism Management, Volume 66 Author(s): Yvonne Matthews, Riccardo Scarpa, Dan Marsh The destination choices of individual recreationalists are dependent on the spatial distribution of sites and attractions. An important issue in destination choice modelling is how to account for the effects of cumulative attraction from multiple sites and hierarchical processing of…

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