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Impacts of Resource Perception of Residence Area on the Evaluation of Preferred Destination Abroad - Focusing on Personal Value and Lifestyle
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Impacts of Resource Perception of Residence Area on the Evaluation of Preferred Destination Abroad - Focusing on Personal Value and Lifestyle
Kim, Min-Hwa; Kim, Eun-Jung; Kim, Hong-Bumm;
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Personal value and lifestyle have been regarded as the common factors in many studies of the destination selection. And the evaluations by visitors or tourists of certain destinations have been conducted in many respects. Based on those influential factors and measures from the review of the previous researches, this article considers the impact of residents` evaluation of the tourism resources in their own resident area on selecting destinations of their future overseas trips as well as their personal value and lifestyle. This article is aimed to reveal whether the impact exists, and if so, to what extent this impact can expand. According to the result, perception of tourism resources in residential area has impact on preferred destination, although its impact was relatively less than those of personal value and lifestyle. The more highly perceived the tourism resources are found, the more preferred tourist destination with abundant tourism attractions are. And the lowly perceived the cost of living in residential area is found, the more preferred the consumption-oriented tourist destinations are. It would be helpful for the product developers like travel agents or product marketers to know and predict the tendency of people s present evaluation of their areas and the future destination selection tendency for their trips.
tourism resources in residence area;preferred destination;personal value;lifestyle;
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