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Title: How young tourists are motivated : the role of destination personality
Authors: Xu, J 
Tavitiyaman, P 
Keywords: Motivation
Destination personality
Behavioral intention
Young tourists
Hong Kong
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Cognizant Communication Corporation
Source: Tourism analysis, 2018, v. 23, no. 1, p. 165-170 How to cite?
Journal: Tourism analysis 
Abstract: This study explores the travel motivation and behavioral intention of Hong Kong's young market towards Japan, as well as investigates the moderating effect of the destination personality of Japan. The results found that the travel intention of young Hong Kong tourists towards Japan is affected by motivation factors, such as Japanese foods, reputation, tourist attractions, escape, perceived value, and culture. Furthermore, destination personality in terms of "ruggedness" has a moderating effect on the relationship between motivation and behavioral intention. However, "success and upper class" and "sincerity" have no moderating effect on such relationship. This study draws some implications to support the effective marketing and positioning strategies for tourism in Japan.
ISSN: 1083-5423
DOI: 10.3727/108354217X15143857878723
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