The influence of tourism experience and well-being on place attachment

Vada, Sera and Prentice, Catherine ORCID: and Hsiao, Aaron (2019) The influence of tourism experience and well-being on place attachment. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 47. pp. 322-330. ISSN 0969-6989


Place attachment is significant in tourism marketing as it influences revisit intentions and destination loyalty. Drawing upon the Place Attachment theory, this study examines how memorable tourism experiences and well-being influences destination attachment in tourism. Well-being is operationalized as hedonic and eudaimonic well-being. Data was collected from 430 recent travellers to investigate the relationship between memorable tourism experiences, hedonic and eudaimonic well-being, and place attachment. The frequency of visits was included in the investigation as a moderating variable. The results show that memorable tourism experiences significantly influences place attachment, and that hedonic and eudaimonic well-being fully mediates this relationship. The frequency of visits do not influence these relationships. Tourists develop an attachment to a destination when their experience is memorable, satisfying and enhances their purpose and meaning in life. This study contributes to the literature on destination attachment and positive psychology. Discussion of the study findings and implications for academics and practitioners conclude the paper.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
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Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2022 05:48
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2022 03:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: Eudaimonic well-being; Hedonic well-being; Memorable tourism experiences; Place attachment
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
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