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Tourism destination attractiveness: Attractions, facilities, and people and predictors


Vengesayi, S and Mavondo, F and Reisinger, Y, Tourism destination attractiveness: Attractions, facilities, and people and predictors, Tourism Analysis, 14, (5) pp. 621-636. ISSN 1083-5423 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.3727/108354209X12597959359211


This article 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 moderated regression of models the study identifies the main contributors to destination attractiveness. Destination attractions are found to be the core determinants of the attractiveness; destination support facilities and services, and people-related factors are the secondary determinants. Support facilities and services and people-related factors explain equivalent variances suggesting they are complementary rather than substitutes.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Destination Attractiveness; Attractions; Support Services; People
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:66403
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2011-01-14
Last Modified:2011-01-19
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