Residents’ place image: Place to live vs. tourist destination

Stylidis, Dimitrios (2017) Residents’ place image: Place to live vs. tourist destination. Tourism Analysis . ISSN 1083-5423 (Accepted/In press)

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Abstract

Despite growing attention given to the notion of place, research focusing on the resident perspective is still fragmented, with some studies exploring the image of a place as a place to live in (city image) and others as a tourist destination. Aiming to bridge existing streams of research, this study explores the capacity of established image dimensions to predict residents’ image of their place as a) a place to live in; b) a tourist destination. Data were collected from a sample of 368 Eilat residents, Israel. Findings suggest that the social, natural environment and accessibility were the most important antecedents of residents’ city image; while social environment, amenities and attractions were the most important determinants of residents’ destination image. The findings advance knowledge on place image conceptualization, offering practical insights for developing a place both as a place to live in and as a tourist destination.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Marketing, Branding and Tourism
Item ID: 23116
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Depositing User: Dimitrios Stylidis
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2017 17:03
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2018 09:35
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/23116

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