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Memorable Tourism Experiences: Scale Development

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dc.contributor.author Chandralal, L.
dc.contributor.author Valenzuela, F.R.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-29T03:20:43Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-29T03:20:43Z
dc.date.issued 2015-09
dc.identifier.citation Chandralal, L., & Valenzuela, F.R. (2015). Memorable Tourism Experiences: Scale Development. Contemporary Management Research, 11(3), 291-310. doi: 10.7903/cmr.13822 en_US, si_LK
dc.identifier.issn 1813-5498
dc.identifier.uri http://dr.lib.sjp.ac.lk/handle/123456789/4627
dc.description.abstract This paper presents the findings of a research intended to develop a reliable and valid measurement instrument for memorable tourism experiences from the perspectives of more regular and typical leisure-oriented travellers. The exploratory stage involved data analysis of 100 travel blog narratives and 35 in-depth interviews and the subsequent quantitative stage gathered data through a survey of 700 respondents who had visited some of the major tourist sites in Australia. The study confirmed a reliable and valid MTE instrument having 34 items across the ten experiential dimensions: authentic local experiences; novel experiences; self-beneficial experiences; significant travel experiences; serendipitous and surprising experiences; local hospitality; social interactions; impressive local guides and tour operators; fulfilment of personal travel interests and affective emotions. However, the relative importance of these dimensions can differ according to the destinations and travellers’ demographic characteristics. The results provide important managerial implications for destination marketing efforts. en_US, si_LK
dc.language.iso en en_US, si_LK
dc.subject Memorable Tourism Experiences (MTEs) en_US, si_LK
dc.subject Tourist Experience en_US, si_LK
dc.subject Instrument Development en_US, si_LK
dc.title Memorable Tourism Experiences: Scale Development en_US, si_LK
dc.type Article en_US, si_LK

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