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標題: Evaluating International Tourists’ Perceptions on Cultural Distance and Recreation Demand
作者: Chun-Hung Lee
Han-Shen Chen
Gwo-Bao Liou
Bi-Kun Tsai
Chi-Ming Hsieh
關鍵字: cultural distance;travel cost;recreational demand;inbound tourist
Project: Sustainability 2018, 10, 4360
This study employed the travel cost method (TCM) to establish the on-site Poisson model to measure differences in the recreation benefits of Chinese inbound tourists based on the identified cultural distance clusters. Four clusters among the extracted factors of delineated perceptions on cultural distance were identified through the cluster analysis. This study finds that: (1) among four identified cognitive factors of the cultural distance, “social environment” and “personal relationship” were found to be more important than “living arrangement” and “verbal communication” factors; (2) the four cultural distance clusters differ significantly in terms of perceptions on the cultural distance; (3) the economic benefits of culture and heritage tourism ranged between US$4733 to US$6740 for average annual Chinese visitor numbers to Taiwan; (4) the “similar living habits” cluster had higher recreation benefits than the other three cultural distance clusters. The government and travel industries should pay attention to target segments in order to enhance the cultural heritage experience, by delivering an appropriate quality of service to match visitors’ needs and living habits, which in turn, impacts their revisit intent.
DOI: 10.3390/su10124360
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