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Travel Motivations of Outbound Free Independent Travelers

  • Journal of Tourism Sciences
  • Abbr : JTS
  • 2012, 36(2), pp.201-220
  • Publisher : The Tourism Sciences Society Of Korea
  • Research Area : Social Science > Tourism

Lee, Sang-Hoon 1 Ko, Dong Wan 1

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ABSTRACT

The study investigates the difference of travel motivations with accordance to Free Independent Traveler’s (FIT) carrier as well as how are Pearce’s TCL (Travel Carrier Ladder, 1998) and Ryan’s TCP (Travel Carrier Pattern, 1998) applied to travel motivation investigations. The result’s of the study reveal that FIT’s would travel with mixed motives. Second, in Travel Carrier Pattern, it shows a low correlation to FIT. Third, on the contrary to Self-development motivation of Ryan (1998), the fewer of traveling carrier goes for Host-site involvement and the more of traveling carrier goes for Personal development. Fourth, Autonomy motivation is not verified from the theory of Ryan (1998) and Lee (1998) but, shows it is very high irrespective of traveling carrier. It has a fundamental limit to draw a conclusion with how much travel is done as there are numerous factors influencing travel decisions. None the less, Pearce’s TCL and Ryan’s TCP continue to be persuasive in explaining general travel motivation, and consumer travel decisions made by FIT travelers.

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