Proceedings of the 2013 International Academic Workshop on Social Science

Post-Disaster Tourist Behavior: Motivation and Intention

Authors
Kuo Zhang, Li Zuo
Corresponding Author
Kuo Zhang
Available Online October 2013.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iaw-sc.2013.246How to use a DOI?
Keywords
disaster; motivation; visit intention; dark tourism; Sichuan
Abstract

Focusing on the popular Chinese tourist destination of Sichuan in the aftermath of the Wenchuan earthquake in 2008, this study attempts to explore domestic tourists’ motivations and intentions to visit a post-disaster destination. Based on a questionnaire survey, this study identifies six push factors and four pull factors of travel motivation. The results of linear regression analysis reveal that different push and pull factors drive people to visit Sichuan for leisure and dark tourism purposes. In the meanwhile, this study reveals the potential of joint consumption of both leisure and dark tourism. In terms of managerial implications, the findings suggest that dark tourism can be used as another vehicle to restore tourism to Sichuan, and post-disaster sites in general.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2013 International Academic Workshop on Social Science
Series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
October 2013
ISBN
978-90-78677-84-0
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iaw-sc.2013.246How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2013, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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