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Assessing the role of venturesomeness in a destination consumer-based brand equity model

Oliver Cruz-Milán (Department of Management and Marketing, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA)

Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights

ISSN: 2514-9792

Article publication date: 14 December 2021

Issue publication date: 20 January 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

Given the lack of research on the nomological validity of tourism destination consumer-based brand equity (CBBE) constructs incorporating core, well-established constructs from the travel and tourism discipline, this research investigates the influence of venturesomeness as a moderator in a model with destination image, satisfaction, and overall CBBE as antecedents of return intentions.

Design/methodology/approach

The study uses online panel data of past visitor to the sea-side destination of Corpus Christi, Texas. A sample of 210 residents in Texas and surrounding states was employed to estimate the hypothesized effects through partial least squares-structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM).

Findings

Results demonstrate the predictive effects of destination CBBE dimensions on tourists' revisit intention, with the significant moderation effects of venturesomeness through its influence on tourist satisfaction.

Research limitations/implications

Findings provide general support to the nomological validity of the proposed model, highlighting the role of satisfaction as a central dimension to explain destination loyalty, the limitations of generic scales to investigate tourism destination contexts, and the incorporation of consumers' psychographics and lifestyle variables on destination CBBE.

Practical implications

Destination marketers should develop segmentation strategies to target travelers with psychographic profiles that are more responsive to the factors that foster CBBE.

Originality/value

This research provides insights on the nomological validity of a CBBE model by evaluating its integration with a context-specific theoretical domain, which is a condition to increase the explanatory scope of theoretical relations and claims in intermediate theory, and to move the research field forward.

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Acknowledgements

Funding: This research was supported by the College of Business at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, under a grant from the College Research Enhancement Funds Program.

Citation

Cruz-Milán, O. (2023), "Assessing the role of venturesomeness in a destination consumer-based brand equity model", Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights, Vol. 6 No. 1, pp. 324-343. https://doi.org/10.1108/JHTI-09-2021-0264

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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