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The psychological process of travel destination choice

Qiu, Richard T. R., Masiero, Lorenzo and Li, Gang (2018) The psychological process of travel destination choice Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 35 (6). pp. 691-705.

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This paper reviews literature on travel destination choice and organizes these studies systematically. A “cell–system” structure is proposed to describe the psychological process of travel destination choice. When forming decisions on vacations, tourists gather information on potential destinations and evaluate visit intentions among potential destinations (“cell”). The visit intentions are successively compared while information is updated in the process (“system”). The “cell–system” structure provides a clear view of the psychological process of travel destination choice. Empirical studies based on the structure can provide further insights into why and how tourists choose travel destinations.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
Qiu, Richard T. R.
Masiero, Lorenzo
Date : 12 February 2018
DOI : 10.1080/10548408.2018.1435332
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
Uncontrolled Keywords : Travel destination choice; Psychological process; Visit intention evaluation; Visit intention comparison; Choice formation
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 14 May 2018 14:57
Last Modified : 13 Jul 2019 02:08

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