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Title: A critical investigation of the bargaining behavior of tourists : the case of Hong Kong open-air markets
Authors: Tsang, NKF 
Tsai, H 
Leung, F
Keywords: Bargaining behavior
Open-air market
Motivation
Shopping
Tourists' satisfaction
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Source: Journal of travel & tourism marketing, 2011, v. 28, no. 1, p. 27-47 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of travel & tourism marketing 
Abstract: Shopping has long been recognized as an indispensable tourist activity. Hong Kong's open-air markets, where a multitude of bargaining activities can be observed, ranked as the second most popular of the island territory's diverse range of attractions in 2008 in terms of tourist arrivals. To develop cutting-edge marketing strategies that promote tourists' enjoyment of their bargaining adventure and ultimately enhance the overall shopping experience, the study reported in this article was aimed at identifying the dimensions underlying tourists' perceptions of the importance of 18 bargaining motivators and 12 bargaining attitudes and types of bargaining behavior, respectively, and subsequently evaluating the predictability of these underlying dimensions on tourists' shopping contentment indicators (overall bargaining satisfaction, the likelihood of a subsequent visit, and the likelihood of recommending open-air markets to others). A non-probability quota sampling technique was used to survey 203 Asian and non-Asian tourists in Hong Kong. A multivariate approach encompassing factor analysis and multiple regression was employed: Factor analysis delineated four underlying dimensions of factors affecting bargaining intentions. oValue for moneyo was shown to be the factor rated most important to tourists' bargaining intention; similarly, two underlying dimensions of bargaining attitudes and behaviorobargain for psychological well-beingo and obargaining intensityowere identified. Multiple regression results indicated the statistical significance of obargaining for psychological well-beingo and obargaining intensityo to the existence of positive relations between shopping contentment indicators.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/13047
ISSN: 1054-8408
EISSN: 1540-7306
DOI: 10.1080/10548408.2011.535442
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