Does the travel career pattern model work for repeat tourists?

Agarwal, Manisha, Pearce, Philip L., Oktadiana, Hera, Bhati, Abhishek Singh, and Josiassen, Alexander (2024) Does the travel career pattern model work for repeat tourists? Tourism Recreation Research. (In Press)

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Abstract

Tourism researchers and practitioners have an interest in understanding tourists’ travel patterns, and one of the most used models applied to reach this goal is the seminal Travel Career Pattern (TCP) model. However, repeat tourism is underexplored and in the present research, the authors provide an initial investigation of repeat tourists using the TCP model. Based on survey data from 500 international tourists in India the present research found that the TCP model is valuable for exploring repeat tourists’ travel patterns and motives. Within the TCP model results show that middle-level motives were found to be most important for tourists with more diverse travel experiences which include nature, self-development and self-actualization. Significant relationships were also found among the origin of tourists, their travel experiences and their motivational pattern.

Item ID: 79674
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0250-8281
Keywords: Travel career pattern; repeat tourism; tourists’ Motivation; India; tourist behaviour
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Copyright Information: © 2023 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis GroupThis is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or builtupon in any way. The terms on which this article has been published allow the posting of the Accepted Manuscript in a repository by the author(s) or with their consent.
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2023 23:46
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