The moderating role of eco-destination image in the travel motivations and ecotourism intention nexus

CHI, N.T.K. and PHAM, H. (2022). The moderating role of eco-destination image in the travel motivations and ecotourism intention nexus. Journal of Tourism Futures.

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    Abstract

    Purpose: This study investigates the moderating effect of eco-destination image on the relationships between travel motivations and ecotourism intention. Design/methodology/approach: The study employs the convenience sampling method to develop a research sample, and the multivariate data analysis method to analyse the data of 435 valid observations collected in the structured questionnaire survey conducted in Vietnam. Findings: The paper reports that the eco-destination image significantly strengthens the effects of four travel motives (i.e. excitement, escape, knowledge-seeking and self-development) on ecotourism intention. However, the moderating impact of eco-destination image on the link between socialising motive and ecotourism intention is insignificant. Originality/value: This study is the first to shed light on the role of eco-destination image in strengthening the effects of travel motivations on ecotourism demand. The study provides a framework for segmenting promotion materials associated with destination image based on different types of customers' internal travel motivations. The framework includes four dimensions: (1) destination image reflecting enablers of excitement, (2) destination image reflecting enablers of escaping from daily life routine, (3) destination image reflecting enablers of knowledge-seeking and (4) destination image reflecting enablers of personal development.

    Item Type: Article
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1108/JTF-01-2022-0014
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2022 10:16
    Last Modified: 08 Sep 2022 10:16
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/30684

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