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Emotional arts marketing — creating tourist value

Barbara Marciszewska (Professor of Academy of Physical Education and Sport Institute of Tourism & Recreation Wiejska 1 80–336 Gdansk, Poland)

Tourism Review

ISSN: 1660-5373

Article publication date: 1 March 2005



The marketing strategies adopted with regard to cultural products can increase the chances of success for both cultural or tourism organisations and for visitors. However, a high level of tourists' satisfaction can be achieved if the marketing of culture base on a new philosophy which recognises people's emotions as fundamental in the process of creating the new value within the framework of the visitor's past, current and future experience. Managers have to learn how to provide a positive experience of cultural participation by promoting cultural attractions and arts in relation to people's emotions. Managers must be concerned with the question of whether or not the customers are satisfied with the cultural products. The main purpose of this article is to identify factors influencing the consumption of cultural products in Pomerania Voivodship in Poland and a role of experiences expected by tourists and visitors for marketing strategy; the study has examined people's motivations to visit a cultural attractions and their opinion about a level of satisfaction and image of the Region. Implications of the findings for destinations managers and researchers are: the marketing of culture must be based on a new philosophy which recognises a fundamental role of people's experiences and emotions in the process of visitors' decision making. The model for innovative change in marketing management has been suggested to show how to minimalize a gap between cultural offerings and satisfaction of tourists visiting cultural attractions.



Marciszewska, B. (2005), "Emotional arts marketing — creating tourist value", Tourism Review, Vol. 60 No. 3, pp. 29-34.



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