The dynamics of destination attribute importance

Fallon, P and Schofield, PS 2006, 'The dynamics of destination attribute importance' , Journal of Business Research, 59 (6) , pp. 709-713.

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The importance construct plays a vital role in evaluating visitor perceptions and experience of tourism destinations. This article examines the dynamics of attribute importance assessment at destination level with respect to Orlando, Florida. The article addresses previous findings relating to timing, evaluates alternative methods of importance measurement and assesses both the sensitivity of IPA outcomes to the choice of importance measure and the relevance of the three factor theory of satisfaction at destination level. Three main findings emerge. Firstly, the importance of Orlando's features does not change significantly over the course of the holiday or with increasing visitation levels. Secondly, the type of importance measure and the dynamic nature of importance relating to response variance influence IPA outcomes. Thirdly, the hierarchical factor importance model identifies ‘basic’, ‘performance’ and ‘excitement’ satisfaction factors in both first-time visitor and repeater markets. The article offers recommendations for further research.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
Subjects / Themes > G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > G0149 Travel. Voyages and travels (General) > G0149.5 Travel and state. Tourism
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School > Salford Business School Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Business Research
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0148-2963
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2007 13:47
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 22:03

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