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Halal destination attributes and revisits intention: the role of destination attractiveness and perceived value

Ali Mursid (School of Economics and Business, Bank BPD Jateng, Semarang, Indonesia)
Pandji Anoraga (School of Economics and Business, Bank BPD Jateng, Semarang, Indonesia)

International Journal of Tourism Cities

ISSN: 2056-5607

Article publication date: 7 October 2021

Issue publication date: 4 May 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

The growing numbers of Muslims visiting halal destinations motivated this study to explore halal destination attributes and revisit intention. This study aims to investigate how halal destination attributes affect destination attractiveness. Hence, it identifies the influence of halal destination attributes on perceived value, including functional and emotional value. It also verifies the effect of destination attractiveness on both functional value and emotional value. Finally, this framework verifies the effect of functional value and emotional value on revisit intention.

Design/methodology/approach

This study collects data from visitors who have visited a halal destination located in three cities of Central Java Province in the past two years (2019–2020) using purposive sampling methods. A total of 314 respondents participated in this study and the data are analyzed by using structural equation modeling.

Findings

The result showed that halal destination attributes positively and significantly impact destination attractiveness. Moreover, halal destination attributes positively and significantly affect both functional and emotional value. Destination attractiveness positively and significantly affects functional value, as well as emotional value. Concerning the effect of functional value and emotional value on revisit intention, only emotional value positively and significantly affects revisit intention while functional value does not.

Originality/value

This study contributes to city tourism by elucidating halal destination attributes based on the means-ends theory. The results of this study reported the importance of halal destination attributes and the role of halal destination attractiveness and emotional value in enhancing Muslim travelers’ revisit intention to halal destination.

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Citation

Mursid, A. and Anoraga, P. (2022), "Halal destination attributes and revisits intention: the role of destination attractiveness and perceived value", International Journal of Tourism Cities, Vol. 8 No. 2, pp. 513-528. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJTC-03-2021-0040

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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