Place-oriented or people-oriented concepts for destination loyalty: destination image and place attachment versus perceived distances and emotional solidarity

Tasci, Asli D.A., Uslu, Abdullah, Stylidis, Dimitrios ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9488-3160 and Woosnam, Kyle M. (2021) Place-oriented or people-oriented concepts for destination loyalty: destination image and place attachment versus perceived distances and emotional solidarity. Journal of Travel Research . ISSN 0047-2875 [Article] (Published online first) (doi:10.1177/0047287520982377)

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Abstract

Many studies have modeled several different concepts to explain destination loyalty; however, none have integrated place-oriented (e.g., destination image, place attachment) and people-oriented concepts (e.g., cultural distance, social distance, and emotional solidarity) for their relative influences on loyalty. The current study tested the influence of destination image (place-oriented) and perceived distances (people-oriented) as antecedents of place attachment (place-oriented) and emotional solidarity (people-oriented) for their relative influences on destination loyalty. Survey data collected from both domestic (n=260) and international (n=250) visitors to a city in Turkey, Antalya, revealed that place-oriented concepts (cognitive and affective destination images and place attachment) are better predictors of destination loyalty than people-oriented concepts (cultural distance, social distance, and emotional solidarity). Together, they explain about half of the variance in destination loyalty, 42% in past loyalty and 60% in future loyalty.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Marketing, Branding and Tourism
Item ID: 31734
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by SAGE Publications:
Tasci ADA, Uslu A, Stylidis D, Woosnam KM. Place-Oriented or People-Oriented Concepts for Destination Loyalty: Destination Image and Place Attachment versus Perceived Distances and Emotional Solidarity. Journal of Travel Research. (Journal Volume Number and Issue Number) pp. xx-xx. January 2021. doi:10.1177/0047287520982377
Copyright © 2021 The Author(s). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0047287520982377
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Depositing User: Dimitrios Stylidis
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2021 12:34
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2021 15:35
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/31734

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