Tourist Information Search and Destination Choice in a Digital Age

Jens Kristian Steen Jacobsen, Ana Maria Munar

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    This study provides empirical evidence of self-reported impacts of selected electronic and other information sources on international tourists' destination choices regarding a popular, mature and mainstream summer holiday location. It is shown that traditional information provisions such as direct word-of-mouth, Web 1.0 sources and own experience are highly resilient and influential when tourists to a well-known destination area decide where to spend their summer holiday. Moreover, results indicate a complementary nature of Web 1.0 and Web 2.0. In this context of destination decision-making, utilitarian information values seem more relevant than socialisation opportunities.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalTourism Management Perspectives
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)39-47
    Number of pages9
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


    • Information Search
    • Destination Choice
    • Internet Use
    • Electronic Social Network
    • Independent Tourst

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