Abstract This study analyses cruise visitors’ travel experience, their intention to return to a destination as land tourists and the probability to recommend the destination to others. Consumer’s satisfaction is evaluated by taking into account the economic production factors, that is human and physical capital. “Satisfaction with prices” is also included to evaluate the monetary value of the overall purchasing experience. Safety in the harbour is considered as a further attribute. The empirical data were collected via a survey of cruise ship passengers that stopped in Cartagena de Indias (Colombia) during 2009. A structural equation model (SEM) is developed in order to test if the hypothesized model is consistent with the collected data. The findings reveal that overall satisfaction positively influences customers’ loyalty. Loyalty is also positively influenced by prices, whereas negatively by an unsafe perception. Finally, loyalty positively affects both the intention of return as land tourists and to recommend, though with a different magnitude

Cruisers’ intention to return as land tourists and recommend a visited destination / Brida JG; Pulina M; Riano E; Zapata-Aguirre S. - In: ANATOLIA AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY. - ISSN 1303-2917. - 23:3(2012), pp. 395-412. [10.1080/13032917.2012.712873]

Cruisers’ intention to return as land tourists and recommend a visited destination

PULINA, Manuela;
2012

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Abstract This study analyses cruise visitors’ travel experience, their intention to return to a destination as land tourists and the probability to recommend the destination to others. Consumer’s satisfaction is evaluated by taking into account the economic production factors, that is human and physical capital. “Satisfaction with prices” is also included to evaluate the monetary value of the overall purchasing experience. Safety in the harbour is considered as a further attribute. The empirical data were collected via a survey of cruise ship passengers that stopped in Cartagena de Indias (Colombia) during 2009. A structural equation model (SEM) is developed in order to test if the hypothesized model is consistent with the collected data. The findings reveal that overall satisfaction positively influences customers’ loyalty. Loyalty is also positively influenced by prices, whereas negatively by an unsafe perception. Finally, loyalty positively affects both the intention of return as land tourists and to recommend, though with a different magnitude
Cruisers’ intention to return as land tourists and recommend a visited destination / Brida JG; Pulina M; Riano E; Zapata-Aguirre S. - In: ANATOLIA AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY. - ISSN 1303-2917. - 23:3(2012), pp. 395-412. [10.1080/13032917.2012.712873]
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