Conceptualization and Empirical Validation of Tourist Xenophilia

Astrid W. Nørfelt, Florian Kock, Alexander Josiassen

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Abstrakt

Throughout history, people have often demonstrated an attraction toward foreignness. This phenomenon has been studied through the label of xenophilia and can be an important determinant of behavior. It is, however, yet to be investigated in a tourism context. Drawing on seminal research from social and evolutionary psychology, this study, therefore, provides the first examination of
tourist xenophilia (TXI) which captures tourists’ attraction toward the foreignness of foreign destinations. To do so, the study conceptualizes and operationalizes TXI and examines the construct in a nomological network. The results show that TXI is an important symbolic reason for why people travel as it drives tourists’ willingness to visit foreign destinations. The results, moreover, demonstrate that TXI is created through a complex interplay of factors as promotion focus, boredom proneness, and mind-wandering are identified as antecedents. These findings have several implications for academics and tourism managers.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference (ANZMAC) 2018 : Connect. Engage. Transform
RedaktørerJodie Conduit, Carolin Plewa, Dean Wilkie
UdgivelsesstedAdelaide
ForlagUniversity of Adelaide
Publikationsdato2018
Sider185
ISBN (Trykt)9781877040658
StatusUdgivet - 2018
BegivenhedThe Australian & New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference. ANZMAC 2018: Connect. Engage. Transform - Adelaide, Australien
Varighed: 3 dec. 20185 dec. 2018
Konferencens nummer: 20
https://anzmac2018.com/

Konference

KonferenceThe Australian & New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference. ANZMAC 2018
Nummer20
LandAustralien
ByAdelaide
Periode03/12/201805/12/2018
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Emneord

  • Tourist xenophilia
  • Foreign country bias
  • Tourist behavior

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