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Image, eventscape, satisfaction and loyalty: a case study of a wine tourism event

Olga Goncalves (University of Perpignan, Perpignan, France)
Raquel Camprubí (University of Girona, Girona, Spain)
Cendrine Fons (Aix-Marseille Université, Aix-en-Provence, France)
Bernardin Solonandrasana (University of Perpignan, Perpignan, France)

International Journal of Event and Festival Management

ISSN: 1758-2954

Article publication date: 12 October 2021

Issue publication date: 10 January 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

Eventscape is widely recognised as having played an important role in the image of wine events; however, research on this topic is scarce, with only a few studies examining the image of a wine tourism event. To date, no studies have examined eventscape and attitudinal variables of a wine event together, thus indicating a gap in the research. Further research to gain a deeper understanding of the role these factors play is needed; thus, this paper aims to explore the relationships between event image, eventscape, satisfaction and loyalty in wine events.

Design/methodology/approach

A structured questionnaire was chosen for data collection, with a final sample of 117 valid responses. Qualitative data was analysed by means of content analysis. Univariate and bivariate statistical analyses were performed to analyse eventscape attributes and explore its relationship with event image, satisfaction and loyalty.

Findings

The paper highlights that perceptions of eventscape are intrinsically related to perceived event image and reveal a statistically significant relationship between these two elements. Results show the importance of the social dimension in the image perception of a wine event and point to conviviality as the main element. This study also reveals a relationship between perceived event image and attitudinal variables and suggests that having a positive image of the event positively influences levels of satisfaction, which are higher, and willingness to participate in future editions of the event. Findings also reveal a relationship between event image and loyalty.

Originality/value

Wine-related events are undergoing significant developments, creating a need for competitive strategies to develop wine tourism and vineyards in certain regions. Research in this field is scarce to date; therefore, this paper adds to the literature by the studying consumer behaviour of attendees at wine events.

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Citation

Goncalves, O., Camprubí, R., Fons, C. and Solonandrasana, B. (2022), "Image, eventscape, satisfaction and loyalty: a case study of a wine tourism event", International Journal of Event and Festival Management, Vol. 13 No. 1, pp. 18-37. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEFM-09-2020-0054

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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