The influence of travel companionships on memorable tourism experiences, well-being, and behavioural intentions

Vada, Sera and Prentice, Catherine ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7700-3889 and Filep, Sebastian and King, Brian (2022) The influence of travel companionships on memorable tourism experiences, well-being, and behavioural intentions. International Journal of Tourism Research. ISSN 1099-2340


Abstract

This study examines the role of companionship in shaping memorable tourism experiences, traveller well-being and behavioural intentions by drawing upon a conceptual framework of well-being. Based on data collected from 430 respondents in Australia who had recent travel experience, the results from structural equation modelling (SEM) confirmed that companionship impacted on and had a significant influence on revisitation intentions and recommendations, as well as the enhancement of traveller well-being. Differences in attitudes were evident between those accompanied by family and friends and those travelling solo. The theoretical and practical implications of these findings are highlighted for researchers and practitioners.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Business (18 Jan 2021 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Business (18 Jan 2021 -)
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2022 05:12
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2022 05:12
Uncontrolled Keywords: behavioural intentions; memorable tourism experiences; tourist well-being; travel companionship
Fields of Research (2020): 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3507 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour > 350799 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour not elsewhere classified
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3506 Marketing > 350699 Marketing not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280106 Expanding knowledge in commerce, management, tourism and services
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/jtr.2533
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/49818

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