The impact of congruence between self-concept and destination personality on behavioural intentions for visiting an Islamic-historical destination

Javad Khazaei Pool, Masood Khodadadi, Ali Asadi

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Abstract

Today, understanding the reason for tourists choosing an Islamic destination over other destinations is considered a vital aspect of Islamic tourism studies. In this paper, an attempt is made to analyse the factors influencing the behavioural intentions including congruence between self-concept and destination personality, destination personality and tourist’s satisfaction and perceived experience. The targeted respondents of the present research consist of foreign tourists who chose a historical-Islamic destination. Data were analysed through structural equation modelling. Results show that the tourists’ perceived experience and satisfaction influence the behavioural intentions of the tourist. Furthermore, the congruence between self-concept and destination personality influences the tourists’ perceived experience and satisfaction and finally, perceived experience influences tourist satisfaction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
JournalTourism and Hospitality Research
Early online date11 Aug 2016
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 11 Aug 2016

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