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dc.contributor.authorJiang, Y
dc.contributor.authorRamkissoon, H
dc.contributor.authorMavondo, F. T
dc.contributor.authorFeng, S.
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-18T13:33:58Z
dc.date.available2019-07-18T13:33:58Z
dc.date.issued17/06/2016
dc.identifier.citationJiang, Y., Ramkissoon, H., Mavondo, F. T., & Feng, S. (2017). Authenticity: the link between destination image and place attachment. Journal of Hospitality Marketing and Management, 26(2), 105-124. https://doi.org/10.1080/19368623.2016.1185988
dc.identifier.issn19368623
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/19368623.2016.1185988
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/623998
dc.description.abstractThis study explores the relationships between destination image, existential authenticity, and different dimensions of place attachment in the nature-based tourism context. A visitor-centric model is proposed in which existential authenticity is the principal mechanism that links destination image to different dimensions of place attachment. Data was collected in a survey of international visitors to two popular nature-based tourism destinations in Australia. The results indicate (a) a positive and significant effect of destination image on existential authenticity; (b) a positive and significant effect of existential authenticity on place dependence, place identity, place affect, and place social bonding; and (c) a significant mediating effect of existential authenticity in the relationship between destination image and each of the four dimensions of place attachment. The implications of this study for academics, tourism authorities, and destination marketing managers are discussed.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francis
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19368623.2016.1185988
dc.titleAuthenticity: the link between destination image and place attachment
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.eissn19368631
dc.contributor.departmentMonash University
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Hospitality and Management


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