Exploring tourists' experience at private social dining: Dimensionality and satisfaction

Jianwei Qian, Rob Law, Daisy X.F. Fan

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Private social dining is a new form of service emerging in culinary tourism. Although its popularity has been increasing worldwide, studies on private social dining, especially its influence on tourism, are limited. The present work aims to explore tourists' experiences using private social dining as a context by constructing the dimensions for tourist experience. A qualitative research method is utilized to analyze reviews from top service providers in three popular destinations. Results confirm seven dimensions of the three types of experience existing in tourists' private social dining experiences, which affect tourist satisfaction. These results lay the foundation for future studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)776-787
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Tourism Research
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2020


  • culinary tourism
  • dimensionality
  • private social dining
  • satisfaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Transportation
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation


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