Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/78693
Title: Length of stay : its determinants and outcomes
Authors: Wang, L
Fong, DKC
Law, R 
Fang, B
Keywords: Length of stay
Tourist expenditure
Visitor satisfaction
Intentions to revisit and recommend
Determinants
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Source: Journal of travel research, Apr. 2018, v. 57, no. 4, p. 472-482 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of travel research 
Abstract: Length of stay is a vital element in tourists' decision-making process and tourism demand. Divergent results of studies concerning connections between length of stay and tourist expenditures imply the saturation effect of the often-repeated extended length of stay. To address this research gap, the current research analyzes the influences of length of stay on tourist expenditure, visitor satisfaction, and intentions to recommend and revisit. With survey data from visitors to a world-renowned gaming destination, this study empirically verified the proposed existence of the saturation effect of extended trip duration. This study also empirically verifies the superiority of models with the log-transformed length of stay. Meanwhile, the proposed destination-based trip characteristics of repetition, information source, transportation mode, and destination status were identified as the indicators of length of stay. Implications for researchers and destination management are presented.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/78693
ISSN: 0047-2875
EISSN: 1552-6763
DOI: 10.1177/0047287517700315
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