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Publication date: 12 October 2018

Ruiyu Feng, Yao-Chin Wang and Bill Ryan

This chapter conceptualizes a framework that can be applied to examine the service experiences of business tourists at luxury hotels. A synthesized literature review…

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This chapter conceptualizes a framework that can be applied to examine the service experiences of business tourists at luxury hotels. A synthesized literature review results in the identification of three service constructs − surprise, recovery, and sweetness − that constitute the service experiences. In the development of five propositions and in views of emotional appreciation and reciprocity, the chapter posits that emotional value from these three constructs of service experiences can enhance business tourists’ attitude of gratitude and consequently their willingness to pay a price premium. The proposed conceptual framework extends the three service constructs to, and integrates them with, a value–attitude–behavior model.

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Quality Services and Experiences in Hospitality and Tourism
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78756-384-1

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Article
Publication date: 11 May 2022

Michael T.H. Lai, Emmy Yeung and Rosanna Leung

Policing activities aim to provide a safe environment for tourists. With the recent major protests that have erupted around the world, and the novel use of excessive…

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Purpose

Policing activities aim to provide a safe environment for tourists. With the recent major protests that have erupted around the world, and the novel use of excessive police force against protestors, people may wonder if the policing deployment is for destination safety or to deter tourists from visiting. This paper aims to investigate anti-police and pro-police attitudes and tourists' behavioural responses towards a popular destination experiencing an ongoing social movement.

Design/methodology/approach

Data were collected between December 2019 and January 2020 (during the social movement). An online survey with a snowball sampling method was adopted to reach international tourists who were aware of the social movement in Hong Kong.

Findings

The results revealed that an individual with an anti-police attitude was found to be related to cognitive and affective destination images and perceived risks while those holding a pro-police attitude were more concerned with destination images only. No significant correlation was found between attitudes towards policing and travel intention.

Originality/value

This research presents a first attempt to investigate the relationship between tourists' policing attitudes and their behavioural responses during an ongoing social movement in a popular destination city.

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Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2514-9792

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Publication date: 10 May 2022

Dávid Harsányi and Erika Hlédik

The purpose of this paper is to provide greater understanding of attractiveness of different wine region types, especially less attractive wine regions. The paper examines…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide greater understanding of attractiveness of different wine region types, especially less attractive wine regions. The paper examines the different wine tourist segments’ preferences towards wine region types.

Design/methodology/approach

The preferences of wine tourists were analysed based on an online self-administered survey with 8,552 respondents in Hungary. The wine regions were divided into four categories based on their wine and touristic attractiveness: wine dominant, touristic attraction dominant, complex and non-dominant wine regions. Wine region types were examined based on wine travel frequency and also by subjective wine expertise.

Findings

Wine tourist groups based on wine travel frequency and subjective wine expertise have significantly different preferences towards wine region types. Less attractive wine regions are more popular among frequent travellers and wine experts.

Practical implications

The outcome of this research highlights the importance of designing diverse marketing strategies depending on the wine region type. Less attractive wine regions and little-known wineries should focus on frequent travellers and wine experts and provide a complex and high standard experience, as these consumers are more open and have higher expectations of a travel destination.

Originality/value

The study revealed the different wine tourist preferences with regard to the various types of wine regions. Wine-related and non-wine-related aspects were studied in a complex manner.

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International Journal of Wine Business Research, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1751-1062

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Publication date: 13 May 2022

Jing Luo, Fevzi Okumus and Babak Taheri

This study aims to analyze Chinese and Western visitors’ on‐line reviews of Shenzhen under five dimensions: catering, accommodation, transportation, travel and shopping.

Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to analyze Chinese and Western visitors’ on‐line reviews of Shenzhen under five dimensions: catering, accommodation, transportation, travel and shopping.

Design/methodology/approach

This study used a multidimensional discourse analysis to assess visitors’ experience, perception and emotional evaluations of Shenzhen in reviews on TripAdvisor.com.

Findings

The findings suggest that both Chinese and Western visitors show positive perceptions of Shenzhen’s transportation convenience and options and show great interest in folk culture. Both groups focus on shopping, service and price but believe that the prices in Shenzhen are high.

Research limitations/implications

The classification of reviews highlights tourism elements in Shenzhen, which can offer implications for destination image formation for similar destinations.

Practical implications

This study offers suggestions on how to build an appealing destination that meets both Chinese and Western tourists’ needs.

Social implications

This study enriches the theory of tourism image perception of Shenzhen as it relates to language and culture.

Originality/value

This study offers implications on building an appealing destination that meets Chinese and Western tourists’ expectations.

深圳目的地形象感知:基于中西方游客在线评论的话语分析

摘要

研究目的

本研究从餐饮、住宿、交通、旅游、购物五个维度分析中西方游客对深圳的评价。

研究方法

本研究采用多维语篇分析来评估访问者对深圳的体验、感知和情感评价。

研究发现

调查结果表明, 中国和西方游客对深圳的交通便利和选择都表现出积极的看法, 并对民俗文化表现出浓厚的兴趣。两组都关注购物、服务和价格, 但认为深圳的物价偏高。

研究意义

评论的分类突出了深圳的旅游元素,可以为相似目的地形象的构建提供启示。

研究原创性

本研究丰富了深圳旅游形象感知与语言相关的理论。它为建设一个满足中国和西方游客期望的吸引人的目的地提供了启示。

关键词

旅游目的地形象, 话语分析, 深圳, 多维话语分析, 中西方游客

文章类型: 研究型论文

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Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1757-9880

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Publication date: 23 May 2022

Caihua Yu, Tonghui Lian, Hongbao Geng and Sixin Li

This paper gathers tourism digital footprint from online travel platforms, choosing social network analysis method to learn the structure of destination networks and to…

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Purpose

This paper gathers tourism digital footprint from online travel platforms, choosing social network analysis method to learn the structure of destination networks and to probe into the features of tourist flow network structure and flow characteristics in Guilin of China.

Design/methodology/approach

The digital footprint of tourists can be applied to study the behaviors and laws of digital footprint. This research contributes to improving the understanding of demand-driven network relationships among tourist attractions in a destination.

Findings

(1) Yulong River, Yangshuo West Street, Longji Terraced Fields, Silver Rock and Four Lakes are the divergent and agglomerative centers of tourist flow, which are the top tourist attractions for transiting tourists. (2) The core-periphery structure of the network is clearly stratified. More specifically, the core nodes in the network are prominent and the core area of the network has weak interaction with the peripheral area. (3) There are eight cohesive subgroups in the network structure, which contains certain differences in the radiation effects.

Originality/value

This research aims at exploring the spatial network structure characteristics of tourism flows in Guilin by analyzing the online footprints of tourists. It takes a good try to analyze the application of network footprint with the research of tourism flow characteristics, and also provides a theoretical reference for the design of tourist routes and the cooperative marketing among various attractions.

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Data Technologies and Applications, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2514-9288

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Publication date: 17 May 2022

Faruk Seyitoğlu, Kadir Çakar and Özgür Davras

This study aims to investigate the relationship between the dimensions of motivation, perceived authenticity and satisfaction of tourists visiting the Mor Hananyo…

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Purpose

This study aims to investigate the relationship between the dimensions of motivation, perceived authenticity and satisfaction of tourists visiting the Mor Hananyo Monastery as a heritage site.

Design/methodology/approach

The quantitative research method was implemented to test the proposed structural model. Accordingly, a self-administered questionnaire was applied to 341 tourists visiting the monastery of Mor Hananyo between April and May 2019. First, confirmatory factor analysis was performed to ensure the scales’ construct validity; then, the covariance-based structural equation model was established to test the research hypothesis with the help of path analysis.

Findings

The results showed that all motivation dimensions influence the objective authenticity perception of tourists. Heritage and ancestral motivations influence the constructive authenticity perception of tourists. However, the effect of educational motivation on the same variable was insignificant. Furthermore, only heritage motivation affects the existential authenticity perception of tourists.

Originality/value

The results of this study demonstrate that tourist satisfaction has causal relationships with travel motivations and authenticity perceptions. Additionally, although tourist satisfaction has been accepted as an essential and extensively discussed subject in the tourism literature, this study is the first to examine the structural relationships of travel motivations (ancestral, heritage and educational motivations), authenticity perceptions (objective, constructive and existential authenticity) and tourist satisfaction in the monastery context.

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International Journal of Tourism Cities, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2056-5607

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Publication date: 9 May 2022

Qi Xiong, Yalan Zheng, Ruitong Gu, Jun Wen and Zhiyong Li

This qualitative study explores how Chinese senior outbound tourists perceive support from their adult children and what kinds of support they desire.

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Purpose

This qualitative study explores how Chinese senior outbound tourists perceive support from their adult children and what kinds of support they desire.

Design/methodology/approach

Qualitative data were collected from semi-structured interviews with 26 participants. Transcribed interviews were analysed via thematic analysis.

Findings

This study captured the contradictory feelings of different types of Chinese senior outbound tourists (i.e. independent, neutral, and dependent) according to the degree of desire for support from their adult children. The results further identified the real desires among Chinese senior outbound tourists for children's attitudinal support, caring support, appropriate financial support, companionship, and timing support.

Research limitations/implications

Since this qualitative research is based on small samples with typical social and cultural characteristics, our research results only describe an existence. Our findings provide insight into the existence of the phenomenon, rather than allowing the results to be generalized to the wider population (Gram et al., 2019).

Practical implications

The tourism industry could develop products to alleviate such feelings. Integrating the concept of filial piety into adult children's support for their parents' overseas travel can not only meet parents' expectations but also relieve parents' ambivalence. Destination operators and travel agencies could thus design mixed products targeting Chinese elderly parents and their adult children by providing activities for both generations. Purchasing behaviour represents a type of emotional and instrumental support for the elderly. Destination operators and travel agencies can also launch products suitable for in-depth outbound travel that cater to adult children's leisure travel while meeting the elderly's travel needs.

Originality/value

This study also extends both intergenerational support theory and intergenerational ambivalence theory regarding Chinese senior outbound tourists.

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Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1355-5855

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Publication date: 12 May 2022

Resat Arıca, Inci Polat, Cihan Cobanoglu, Abdülkadir Çorbacı, Po-Ju Chen and Meng-Jun Hsu

The purpose of the study is to examine the effect of value co-destruction on customer citizenship and negative electronic word of mouth (e-WOM) behaviors. In addition, the…

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Purpose

The purpose of the study is to examine the effect of value co-destruction on customer citizenship and negative electronic word of mouth (e-WOM) behaviors. In addition, the study aims to determine the mediating role of tourist citizenship between value co-destruction and negative e-WOM behaviors.

Design/methodology/approach

By using a convenience sampling method, data were collected from 704 customers, who purchased their touristic products through co-creation. The exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were applied to the data obtained to determine the factors that make up the dimensions in the research model. The partial least squares-structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) was used to evaluate the relationship in the research model proposed in the study.

Findings

The results of the study indicated that value co-destruction had an effect on customer citizenship behavior and negative e-WOM. While the helping behavior of customer citizenship had an effect on negative e-WOM, the advocacy behavior of customer citizenship had no effect on negative e-WOM. However, this study found only an indirect mediation effect of helping behavior in the relationship between value co-destruction and negative e-WOM.

Research limitations/implications

The research examined the antecedent behaviors that cause value co-destruction and the effects of these behaviors on the outcomes of the holiday experience. This information then was combined in a model and evaluated in a holistic framework. Theoretically, the research helps us understand the impact of value co-destruction behavior on citizenship behavior and on tourists’ negative e-WOM tendency. The research examines value co-destruction behavior and its effect on holiday-experience outcomes simultaneously.

Practical implications

The research provides a framework that tourism enterprises can use to produce and offer value-attributing services for their customers and to manage dysfunctional and disruptive business processes and behaviors to reduce value co-destruction. The research also provides a new way for practitioners in the tourism sector to understand and generalize the behavioral changes of tourists caused by value co-destruction during and after their experience.

Originality/value

The paper contributes to an understanding of value co-destruction antecedents and outputs from the customer perspective. Further, the research provides information to tourism businesses to effectively and efficiently manage the value co-creation process and prevent value co-destruction. The findings of the study will provide useful suggestions that will contribute to researchers and sectoral representatives.

价值共毁和负面的电子口碑行为:游客公民身份的中介作用

摘要

研究目的

本论文研究价值共毁对于顾客公民行为和负面网络口碑行为的影响。此外, 本论文还将指明游客公民行为在价值共毁与负面网络口碑行为的中介作用。

研究方法

本论文采用便利抽样法, 研究样本为704名顾客, 他们曾通过价值共创过程来购买旅游产品。本论文使用了探索性数据分析和验证性数据分析法, 以分析研究模型中的各种变量和维度。通过偏最小平方-方程结构模型(PLS-SEM)数据分析, 本论文验证了研究模型中的各种假设变量关系。

研究结果

本论文研究结果表明, 价值共毁对顾客公民行为和负面网络口碑行为有显着影响。顾客公民行为中的帮助行为对负面网络口碑行为有显着影响, 然而, 顾客公民行为中的拥护行为并未对负面口碑传播行为有显着影响。此外, 本论文发现了一条中介因子的间接效应:帮助行为对于价值共毁和负面网络口碑行为之间的中介效应。

研究原创性

本论文从顾客角度, 解释了价值共毁的前因后果。此外, 本论文研究结果建议旅游业如何有效率和效能地管理价值共创过程, 防止价值共毁情况出现。本论文研究结果还为其他研究学者和行业代表提供了有用的建议。

研究理论启示

本论文研究了价值共创的影响因素, 以及其对于度假体验的影响。本论文创立了一个整体研究模型, 概括了价值共创的前因后果, 并且提供了模型实证结果。理论上, 本论文帮助认知了价值共毁行为对于公民行为和游客负面网络口碑意愿的影响。本论文研究了价值共毁行为, 以及同时其对于度假体验的影响。

研究管理启示

本论文中的模型可作为商业模型, 供旅游企业使用, 以向其顾客提供高价值服务, 同时能够管理失效和破坏性的商业服务流程和行为, 以减少价值共毁。本论文还为旅游行业人士提供了一条新思路, 以了解和总结在旅游度假中和度假后的价值共毁所造成的游客行为的种种改变。

研究限制与未来研究

本论文有几项限制以供未来研究考虑。本论文的样本为曾通过价值共创以购买旅游体验的顾客。因此, 本论文结果可能无法适用于其他类型的游客。本论文还只从需求方面来研究价值共毁。此外, 本论文提供了一些初级验证结果, 解释了旅游业中的价值共毁行为的前因后果, 未来研究应该拓展这个研究, 加入其他因素, 管理价值共毁和价值共毁的后果, 避免企业受到价值共毁的影响。

CO-DESTRUCCIÓN DE VALOR Y COMPORTAMIENTO NEGATIVO DE e-WOM: EL PAPEL MEDIADOR DE LA CIUDADANÍA DE LOS TURISTAS

Objetivo/Propósito

La investigación ha examinado el efecto de la destrucción conjunta de valor en la ciudadanía del cliente y en los comportamientos negativos de e-WOM. Además, la investigación tuvo como objetivo determinar el papel mediador de la ciudadanía turística entre la co-destrucción de valor y los comportamientos negativos de e-WOM.

Metodología

Utilizando un método de muestreo por conveniencia, se recopilaron datos de 704 clientes que compraron sus productos turísticos a través de un proceso de cocreación. Se aplicaron análisis factoriales exploratorios y confirmatorios a los datos para determinar los factores que componen las dimensiones en el modelo de investigación. Se utilizó el modelo de ecuaciones estructurales de mínimos cuadrados parciales (PLS-SEM) para evaluar la relación en el modelo de investigación propuesto en la investigación.

Resultados

Los resultados de la investigación indicaron que la co-destrucción de valor afectó el comportamiento de ciudadanía del cliente y el e-WOM negativo. Mientras que el comportamiento de ayuda de la ciudadanía del cliente afectó al e-WOM negativo, el comportamiento de defensa de la ciudadanía del cliente no afectó al e-WOM negativo. La investigación, sin embargo, encontró un efecto de mediación solo indirecto: un comportamiento de ayuda en la relación entre la co-destrucción de valor y el e-WOM negativo.

Originalidad

El documento ayuda a explicar los antecedentes y los resultados de la co-destrucción de valor desde la perspectiva del cliente. Además, su información puede permitir a las empresas turísticas gestionar de forma eficaz y eficiente el proceso de creación conjunta de valor y evitar la destrucción conjunta de valor. Los datos de la investigación también proporcionarán sugerencias útiles a otros investigadores y representantes del sector.

Implicaciones Teóricas

La investigación ha examinado los comportamientos antecedentes que causan la destrucción conjunta de valores y los efectos de estos comportamientos en los resultados de la experiencia vacacional. Esta información luego se combinó en un modelo y se evaluó en un marco holístico. Teóricamente, la investigación nos ayuda a comprender el impacto del comportamiento de co-destrucción de valor en el comportamiento de la ciudadanía y en la tendencia negativa de e-WOM de los turistas. La investigación examina el comportamiento de co-destrucción de valor y su efecto en los resultados de la experiencia vacacional simultáneamente.

Implicaciones Gerenciales

La investigación proporciona un marco que las empresas turísticas pueden usar para producir y ofrecer servicios que atribuyan valor a sus clientes y para gestionar procesos y comportamientos comerciales disfuncionales y disruptivos para reducir la co-destrucción de valor. La investigación también proporciona una nueva forma para que los profesionales del sector turístico comprendan y generalicen los cambios de comportamiento de los turistas causados por la destrucción conjunta de valor durante y después de su experiencia.

Limitación e Investigación Futura

Esta investigación tiene varias limitaciones que podrían sugerir direcciones para investigaciones futuras. Se seleccionó como escenario de investigación a los clientes que compran experiencias turísticas a través de un proceso de co-creación. Por esta razón, los resultados de esta investigación podrían no aplicarse a otros turistas. Esta investigación también examinó la co-destrucción de valor solo desde el lado de la demanda. Además, la investigación proporcionó evidencia preliminar sobre las premisas y los resultados de los comportamientos de co-destrucción de valor en el contexto del turismo. Además, la investigación futura podría intentar ampliar el presente trabajo mediante la identificación de factores adicionales que pueden gestionar la destrucción conjunta de valor y otros resultados de la destrucción conjunta de valor para las empresas.

Article
Publication date: 10 May 2022

Salman Majeed and Woo Gon Kim

Wellness tourism is complex due to the varied expectations and perceptions of tourists. This study attempts to explore components that shape tourist expectations of health…

Abstract

Purpose

Wellness tourism is complex due to the varied expectations and perceptions of tourists. This study attempts to explore components that shape tourist expectations of health treatments and tourist attractions, which have not been deeply explored in the extant literature.

Design/methodology/approach

A scoping review of the literature published between 2000 and 2021 was conducted to reach the conclusions of this study. Out of 303 literature sources, a total of 105 literature sources were retained for the final analysis.

Findings

Findings show that tourists expect a mix of health treatments, such as conventional medical treatments and alternative health treatments and tourist attractions, as part of wellness tourism to improve their health and well-being (HWB). A favorable trade-off between tourist expectations and their perception of wellness tourism impacts tourist HWB and behavioral intention.

Practical implications

The proposed wellness tourism conceptual model and wellness tourism matrix may help wellness tourism service providers to understand tourist expectations for health treatments and tourist attractions in a recent context. Wellness tourism service providers may follow the guidelines outlined in this study to offer health treatments and tourist attractions according to tourist expectations, which may result in the favorable behavioral intentions of wellness tourists.

Originality/value

This study unravels the previously under-explored role of conventional medical treatments, which arguably fall under the category of allopathic medical treatment, in wellness tourism. Destination marketing organizations may focus on the wellness philosophies of health treatments and tourist attractions to meet the growing expectations of wellness tourists for HWB, as outlined in the literature review. This study provides insights into the different components of contemporary wellness tourism those impact wellness tourists' cognitive responses, HWB and behavioral intention.

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Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2514-9792

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Publication date: 1 March 2000

Richard Butler

This paper discusses research which has been conducted irregularly over a period of some thirty years on the topic of tourist pressure and how this phenomenon can be…

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This paper discusses research which has been conducted irregularly over a period of some thirty years on the topic of tourist pressure and how this phenomenon can be portrayed. This is a relatively undeveloped topic which has not received much attention in the tourist literature, and yet it is felt that the concept mad its application hold considerable potential benefit for tourism planning and management. The key issue is to develop a methodology which allows the phenomenon to be adequately described and portrayed in such a manner that the resulting information can be integrated into the appropriate management of tourist numbers.

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The Tourist Review, vol. 55 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0251-3102

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