Developing and Validating a Scale for Multidimensional Attributes of Honeymoon Tourism

Pipatpong Fakfare, Jin Soo Lee

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Abstract

This study aims to identify and validate a scale for multidimensional attributes of honeymoon tourism. Although having a romantic experience is an important reason why newlywed couples go on a honeymoon, multidimensional attributes that affect honeymoon tourist experience have yet to be fully explored in the honeymoon tourism literature. This study offers an extended view of honeymoon tourism from the perspective of multidimensional attributes. Data were collected through a survey among international honeymoon tourists. A total of 565 usable samples were collected in Phuket, Thailand, via convenience sampling. Thereafter, refinement and validation of the measurement scale were conducted. Findings indicate that the multidimensional attributes are represented by a nine-factor structure. The findings are expected to extend and enrich the honeymoon tourism literature. Theoretical and managerial implications were also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1199-1224
Number of pages26
JournalJournal of Hospitality and Tourism Research
Volume43
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2019

Keywords

  • honeymoon tourism
  • multidimensional attributes
  • scale development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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