Testing an integrated destination image model across residents and tourists

Stylidis, Dimitrios and Shani, Amir and Belhassen, Yaniv (2017) Testing an integrated destination image model across residents and tourists. Tourism Management, 58 . pp. 184-195. ISSN 0261-5177

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Abstract

Tourism research has yet to confirm whether an integrated destination image model is applicable in predicting the overall destination image and behavioral intentions of local residents. This study examines whether the cognitive, affective and overall image - hypothesized to be predictors of behavioral intentions - are applicable to residents and tourists in the resort city of Eilat. The proposed model allowed for the distinct effect of each image component on overall image and behavior to be closely examined. The findings support the applicability of the model to local residents and also showed that among tourists, the affective component exerted a greater influence than the cognitive on overall destination image and future behavior. These findings have theoretical and practical implications for research on destination image.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Destination image; Destination marketing; Behavioral intentions; Local residents; Israel
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Marketing, Branding and Tourism
Item ID: 20906
Notes on copyright: © 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)
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Depositing User: Dimitrios Stylidis
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2016 14:15
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2018 03:57
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/20906

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