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Title: A comparative study of perceptions of destination advertising according to message appeal and endorsement type
Authors: Wang, S
Kim, SS 
Agrusa, J
Keywords: Advertising
Message appeal
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Source: Asia Pacific journal of tourism research, 2017, p. 1-18 How to cite?
Journal: Asia Pacific journal of tourism research 
Abstract: As today’s world is flattening, the landscape of tourist destinations is becoming similar. In turn, an increasing number of destinations are seeking to effectively promote themselves. For these reasons, this study investigated the differences in the advertising effectiveness of destination promotions by message appeal and endorsement type. The main objective of the study was to compare the effectiveness of destination advertising by message appeal types and endorsement types respectively in order to determine the most effective type of advertising for promoting a destination. A questionnaire with hypothetical website advertising designs was used in a survey of inbound tourists to Korea of three different nationalities. To examine differences between the two advertising appeal types according to the type of offer, a series of t-tests were performed, whereas general linear model tests with repeated measures were carried out to detect the differences among the three endorsement types. The results revealed destination advertising effectiveness vary by both advertising appeal type and endorsement type. Such effectiveness was also found to vary by the message recipient’s cultural background. For destination marketers, these findings shed light on the importance of a well-curated message design by message appeal type and endorsement type.
ISSN: 1094-1665
EISSN: 1741-6507
DOI: 10.1080/10941665.2017.1394336
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