Memorable tourism experiences: Antecedents and outcomes

Erose Sthapit*, Dafnis N. Coudounaris

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Abstract

The present study examines the specific dimensions of Kim, Ritchie, and McCormick’s [(2012). Development of a scale to measure memorable tourism experiences. Journal of Travel Research, 51(12), 12–25. doi:10.1177/0047287510385467] memorable tourism experience (MTE) scale that affects tourists’ subjective well-being to a single destination. A web-based post-holiday survey was conducted among tourists to Rovaniemi, Finland, and a valid sample of 202 tourists was used for data analysis. Structural equation modeling was applied to investigate the relationships between MTE dimensions and subjective well-being. Although the measurement appears to be highly destination specific, the results show that tourists’ subjective well-being is influenced by hedonism and meaningfulness. The moderating variables of gender, age and nationality have a significant effect on the link between most antecedent factors of MTE and subjective well-being. Managerial implications, limitations and future research directions are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Peer-reviewed scientific journalScandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism
Volume18
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)72-94
Number of pages23
ISSN1502-2250
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 02.01.2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article - refereed

Keywords

  • 512 Business and Management
  • memorable tourism experience
  • subjective well-being
  • moderating effects
  • tourism
  • Finland

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