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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…
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.
Paurav Shukla, Janice Brown and Donna Harper
Image has been found to be one of the important influences in the selection of consumers' choice for visiting and investing in a destination leading to sustainable…
Image has been found to be one of the important influences in the selection of consumers' choice for visiting and investing in a destination leading to sustainable development. Important determinants of tourism namely, knowledge of destination attractions and image association were employed in this research based on previous studies in a number of fields. The research reported in this paper presents the results of an empirical test of the determinants related to tourism using Liverpool as a case study because of its selection as the European Capital of Culture (CoC) for 2008. European Capital of Culture scheme has among its many objectives the idea of sustainable development for the chosen CoC. Combination of data collection methods was used for the research. The paper contributes to the ongoing debate on destination image association by providing empirical evidence through the case study or Liverpool as well as how consumers relate to a destination and especially a CoC. One of the major findings of the study was the identification of image association clusters with regard to Liverpool as a CoC. We brand this clusters as the ‘tangible attractions cluster’ and ‘intangible attractions cluster’. The results of this research provide important implications for strategic image management and can aid in designing and implementing sustainable marketing programs for creating and enhancing tourism destination images.