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Motion picture-induced visual, vocal and celebrity effects on tourism motivation: stimulus organism response model

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Rajaguru, R, Motion picture-induced visual, vocal and celebrity effects on tourism motivation: stimulus organism response model, Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 19, (4) pp. 375-388. ISSN 1094-1665 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2013 Asia Pacific Tourism Associations

DOI: doi:10.1080/10941665.2013.764337

Abstract

Motion pictures play a predominant role in enhancing the consumers' awareness of tourism destinations and inspiring their motivation to visit destinations. "Hallyu" (Korean Wave), a platform of Korean cultural exports, has altered the Korean tourism industry and now attracts travelers from around the world. Utilizing the popularity of the Korean Wave, the Korean Tourism Organization promotes Korean tourism attractions through motions pictures, including Korean films, television drama series, music and K-pop. The visual, vocal and celebrity effects which emanate from Korean motion pictures are expected to influence travelers' intent to visit and actual visitation. A questionnaire was distributed to Thai travelers and a total of 191 valid questionnaires were analyzed using regression analysis. The results indicate that visual and vocal effects emanating from Korean motion pictures fueled travelers' intention to visit Korea and explore Korean culture and tourism attractions. However, the results indicate no significant effect of celebrity endorsements on travelers' intentions.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Tourism motivation, five senses
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Tourism
Research Field:Tourism Marketing
Objective Division:Commercial Services and Tourism
Objective Group:Other Commercial Services and Tourism
Objective Field:Recreational Services
Author:Rajaguru, R (Dr Rajesh Rajaguru)
ID Code:124014
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:7
Deposited By:Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Deposited On:2018-02-06
Last Modified:2018-04-04
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