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Taking dogs to tourism activities : Incorporating attachment into a pet-related constraint-negotiation model

Hung, K, Chen, A and Peng, NS 2013, 'Taking dogs to tourism activities : Incorporating attachment into a pet-related constraint-negotiation model' , Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research .

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Abstract

This research’s purpose is to examine the factors that affect pet owners’ decisions when taking pets to participate in tourism activities. Unlike tourist travelling alone, pet owners must consider their own circumstances as well as the constraints their pets place on them. To narrow the gap in the literature, 568 Taiwanese dog owners who have included their pets in tourism activities were recruited. The results from structural equation modeling show pet-associated constraints will negatively affect owners’ behavior. On the other hand, motivated owners who are attached to their pets will still include their pets in tourism activities if they have the needed negotiation strategy.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School > Business and Management Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research
Publisher: Sage
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1096-3480
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr. Norman Peng
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2015 10:15
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 00:47
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/35911

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