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Factors influencing tourists' behavioural intentions towards beach destinations: the mediating roles of destination experience and destination satisfaction

Rashed Al Karim (School of Business, East Delta University, Chittagong, Bangladesh)
Md Karim Rabiul (Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism, Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla, Thailand)
Sayed Mohammed Arfat (East Delta University, Chittagong, Bangladesh)

Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights

ISSN: 2514-9792

Article publication date: 12 September 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to identify factors affecting travellers' behavioural intentions regarding beach destinations in Bangladesh. The study also examines how destination experience and satisfaction mediate the nexus between destination service factors and travellers' behavioural intentions.

Design/methodology/approach

A self-administered survey was carried out to gather data from 375 people who had visited the beaches in Cox's Bazar. Data were examined using partial least squares structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM) to evaluate the hypotheses.

Findings

The destination experience mediates the relationship between destination service factors and complaint intention but does not mediate the relationship between destination service factors and word of mouth (WOM). Moreover, destination satisfaction mediated the relationship between destination service factors and WOM, along with complaint intention.

Practical implications

This study's findings can be utilised by the Bangladeshi destination management to increase the number of tourists by instituting and maintaining improved destination service features in popular tourist destinations.

Originality/value

This is one of few studies on beach tourism destinations in Bangladesh that comprehensively overviews destination service factors and their influence on tourists' behavioural intentions, with a special emphasis on the mediating roles of destination experience and destination satisfaction.

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Citation

Karim, R.A., Rabiul, M.K. and Arfat, S.M. (2023), "Factors influencing tourists' behavioural intentions towards beach destinations: the mediating roles of destination experience and destination satisfaction", Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/JHTI-04-2023-0276

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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