From Savoring Past Trips to Craving Future Journeys: The Role of Destination Cultural Capital and Enjoyable Reminiscence

Danni Sun, Ip Kin Anthony Wong, Guoqiong Ivanka Huang, Jong Hyeong Kim, Matthew Tingchi Liu

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Abstract

What is destination cultural capital, and what is its role in tourism? The present inquiry addressed these questions by examining a mediated relationship among perceived destination cultural capital, impression in memory, brand love, enjoyable reminiscence, and revisit intention based on cultural capital theory and mental time travel perspective. It further draws on shattered assumptions theory to underscore the boundary conditions of COVID-19 worries and meaning in life. By undertaking three empirical studies, this investigation offers a mechanism that explains how reminiscences of past travel memories could galvanize interest in future voyages during the new normal. This inquiry broadens the scope of cultural capital in tourism scholarship and identifies its role in tourists’ beliefs through a cognitive–affective moderated dyadic process. It enriches the literature by providing a theoretical synthesis of the shattered assumptions and cultural capital perspectives, one that links mental time and corporeal travel.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Travel Research
Early online date15 Nov 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2023

Keywords

  • cultural capital
  • destination brand love
  • enjoyable reminiscence
  • impression in memory
  • mental time travel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Transportation
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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