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Tourism destination attractiveness: The mediating effect of destination support services


Vengesayi, S, Tourism destination attractiveness: The mediating effect of destination support services, The Business Review Cambridge, 16, (2) pp. 179-185. ISSN 1553-5827 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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This paper examines the influence of tourist attractions, destination support services and people related factors on the attractiveness of a tourism destination. A sample consists of 275 tourists visiting major tourism destinations. Through Structured Equation Modeling, the study investigates the association between destination attractions and destination attractiveness, and how this relationship is mediated by destination supporting services. Destination supporting services were found to have a direct effect on destination attractiveness, contrary to literature that position destination supporting services as complimentary to destination attractions.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:tourism, destination attractiveness, destination support services
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Tourism
Research Field:Tourism marketing
Objective Division:Commercial Services and Tourism
Objective Group:Tourism services
Objective Field:Economic issues in tourism
UTAS Author:Vengesayi, S (Dr Sebastian Vengesayi)
ID Code:66402
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2011-01-14
Last Modified:2014-12-09
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