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Using destination image to predict visitors' intention to revisit three Hudson River Valley, New York, communitiesAuthor(s): Rudy M. Schuster; Laura Sullivan; Duarte Morais; Diane Kuehn
Source: In: Klenosky, David B.; Fisher, Cherie LeBlanc, eds. Proceedings of the 2008 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 2008 March 30 - April 1; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-42. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 251-256.
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DescriptionThis analysis explores the differences in Affective and Cognitive Destination Image among three Hudson River Valley (New York) tourism communities. Multiple regressions were used with six dimensions of visitors' images to predict future intention to revisit. Two of the three regression models were significant. The only significantly contributing independent variable in both models was cultural amenities provided by the communities. The percent of variance accounted for by the entire model and the unique and common variance accounted for by the cultural amenities predictor are limited. Therefore, simply adding more of the same cultural amenities in hopes of increasing visitation may miss the target market and result in expending resources with little return on investment. In light of the destination marketing continuum, these results should be interpreted with caution. The data must be analyzed more thoroughly to identify specific target markets. Other relevant variables (such as experience and place attachment) should be accounted for in the process before making recommendations to the study communities.
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CitationSchuster, Rudy M.; Sullivan, Laura; Morais, Duarte; Kuehn, Diane. 2009. Using destination image to predict visitors'' intention to revisit three Hudson River Valley, New York, communities. In: Klenosky, David B.; Fisher, Cherie LeBlanc, eds. Proceedings of the 2008 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 2008 March 30 - April 1; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-42. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 251-256.
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