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Title: The influence of stereotypes and host–tourist interactions on post-travel destination image and evaluations of residents
Other Titles: 探究游客旅行前的刻板印象和目的地的主客互动对游客旅行结束后的目的地印象之影响
Authors: Liu, Z 
Tung, VWS 
Keywords: Destination image
Destination marketing
Host–tourist interactions
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Source: Journal of China tourism research (中國旅游硏究), 2017, v. 13, no. 4, p. 321-337 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of China tourism research (中國旅游硏究) 
Abstract: In recent years, media coverage reporting or reflecting stereotypes from Chinese tourists towards other national groups has drawn widespread attention. Yet limited research has been conducted to explore the connections between the concepts of Chinese tourists’ stereotypes, host–tourist interactions (HTIs) and destination image. To address this gap, the objective of this study is to investigate the influence of Chinese tourists’ pre-travel stereotypes of local residents and their on-site HTIs on post-travel evaluations of locals and destination image. In-depth interviews with Chinese tourists to overseas destinations were conducted, and a sequential model is presented to illustrate how tourists could make comparisons between their pre-travel stereotypes and experienced HTIs to generate post-trip evaluations.
ISSN: 1938-8160
EISSN: 1938-8179
DOI: 10.1080/19388160.2017.1399952
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