A study on the effect of the motivation of choosing the tourist spots on the image of the tourist spots and the intention of revisiting - Focusing on Gamcheon Culture Village -

관광지 선택 동기가 관광지 이미지, 재방문의도에 미치는 영향에 관한 연구 - 감천문화마을을 중심으로 -

  • Byun, Sang-Woo (Center for Educations Accreditation, Pusan National University)
  • 변상우 (부산대학교 교육인증지원센터)
  • Received : 2015.06.23
  • Accepted : 2015.09.21
  • Published : 2015.09.30

Abstract

This study is to investigate the effect of the motivation of choosing the tourist spots on the image of the tourist spots and the intention of revisiting targeting the tourists visiting Gamcheon Culture Village. The motivations of choosing the tourist spots, such as experiences, sightseeing, viewing of the cultural events, have a positive (+) effect on the affective image of the tourists. Only sightseeing in the motivations of choosing the tourist spots has a positive (+) effect on the epistemic image of the tourists. With the results of the analyzed effect of the affective image of the tourist spots on the intention of revisiting, it is revealed that the affective image has a significant effect on the intention of revisiting, not the epistemic image. It is suggested that the tourists have a good impression of Gamcheon Culture Village through experiences, sightseeing, viewing of the cultural events. In order for Gamcheon Culture Village to be one of the world-famous tourist spots, many attractions should be provided along with more different experience programs than now, various attractions, alley festivals held throughout the year. With the village developed with the greatest care, the tourists should have the intention of revisiting the village through experiences, sightseeing, viewing of the cultural events with their precious memories, since positive images tourists have tend to be anchored in the affective area rather than in the epistemic one.