Antecedents of memorable tourism experience related to behavioral intentions

Dafnis N. Coudounaris*, Erose Sthapit

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This study investigates the antecedent factors of memorable tourism experience (MTE) and their relationship to visitors’ behavioral intentions (BIs); Kim, Ritchie, & McCormick, 2012). Based on a survey of 314 structured interviews among visitors to the zoo and museum in Rovaniemi, Finland, the study reveals different MTE dimensions than in Kim et al.’s study. Only four factors—hedonism, local culture, involvement, and knowledge—influence visitors’ BIs. The results suggest the need to rebuild the scale of MTE by incorporating other relevant dimensions.
Original languageEnglish
Peer-reviewed scientific journalPsychology and Marketing
Volume34
Issue number12
Pages (from-to)1084-1093
Number of pages10
ISSN0742-6046
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11.2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article - refereed

Keywords

  • 512 Business and Management
  • adverse feeling
  • behavioral intentions
  • Finland
  • memorable tourism experience
  • tourism

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