Destination brand experience and visitor behavior: Testing a scale in the tourism context

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Destination branding has developed considerably as a topic area in the last decade with numerous conceptualizations focusing on different aspects of the brand. However, a unified view has not yet emerged. This paper examines destination branding via a new conceptualization, destination brand experience (DBE), which provides a more holistic and unified view of the destination brand. It examines the direct and mediated role of DBE components in determining revisit intentions and word-of-mouth recommendations. The findings suggest that DBE is an important determinant of all study outcomes, but that there is a strong mediating role of satisfaction and distinct variation in significant DBE components, with sensory DBE playing a leading role. The paper concludes with implications for research and practice.
TidsskriftAnnals of Tourism Research
Sider (fra-til)121–139
StatusUdgivet - 2014

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