Measurement of Korean tourists' perceived images of overseas destinations

Joseph S. Chen, Cathy Hui-chun Hsu

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This article identifies image attributes measuring the total attractiveness of overseas destinations to Korean tourists and investigates image attributes affecting Korean tourist choice behaviors of trip planning time frame, budgeted travel costs, and length of trip. The attractiveness of a destination was found to be defined by its adventurous atmosphere, scenery, environmental friendliness, availability of tourist information, and architectural style. Respondents' perceptions of travel cost, destination lifestyle, availability of quality restaurants, freedom from language barriers, and availability of interesting places to visit affected their choice behaviors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)411-416
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Travel Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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