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A Study on Brand Equity of Online Tourism Enterprises Based on User Value Co-Creation

Advances in Hospitality and Leisure

ISBN: 978-1-78769-304-3, eISBN: 978-1-78769-303-6

ISSN: 1745-3542

Publication date: 5 December 2018

Abstract

With the development of tourism industry, online travel agencies (OTA) have gradually become an important channel for tourism product supplies and sales. Some OTAs provide consumers with a platform for tourism guidance and online travel sharing. They not only satisfy some tourists’ desire to share their experiences but also provide reference for more consumers to choose travel products. This process is the process of value co-creation by customers and online travel companies. This study is conducted under DART theory, a theoretical framework of value co-creation composed of four dimensions, namely dialog, access, risk-assessment, and transparency. Brand equity is divided into four aspects: brand loyalty, brand awareness, customer perceived value, and brand image. This study uses the structural equation model to investigate the impact of customer value co-creation behavior on brand equity of online travel enterprises and interprets the process and mechanism of customer value co-creation behaviors for online travel business brand equity, which provides more efficient strategies and methods for platform interaction and value co-creation.

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Citation

Shen, H., Li, X. and Zhang, Y. (2018), "A Study on Brand Equity of Online Tourism Enterprises Based on User Value Co-Creation", Advances in Hospitality and Leisure (Advances in Hospitality and Leisure, Vol. 14), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 111-130. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1745-354220180000014007

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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