Influence of attractions on destination selection

McKercher, Bob, and Tolkach, Denis (2020) Influence of attractions on destination selection. International Journal of Tourism Research. (In Press)

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Abstract

This study tests the juxtaposition of Pearce's Travel Career Pattern with McKercher's tourism product taxonomy by examining the relationship between motive and the role attractions' taxa play in influencing the decision to visit a destination. The study represents the third in a series of three papers, with the first two presenting a conceptual model and testing the model with secondary data, respectively. The study concluded that Pearce's core motives were associated with tourists seeking a destination experience, while when respondents expressed middle and outer layer motives, they tended to seek more of an attraction specific experience.

Item ID: 63679
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1099-2340
Keywords: destination selection, motivation, Pearce's Travel Career Pattern, tourism product taxonomy
Copyright Information: © 2020 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2020 07:35
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150606 Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900399 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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