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Investigation of the Different Roles of Tourist Motivations and Travel Career on Disabled Tourists' Decision Making Types

  • Journal of Tourism Sciences
  • Abbr : JTS
  • 2014, 38(5), pp.229-252
  • Publisher : The Tourism Sciences Society Of Korea
  • Research Area : Social Science > Tourism

LEE, BONGKOO 1

1동의대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This study was conducted in order to investigate the relationship of tourist motivation types (i.e., push and pull theory) on disabled tourists' decision making (i.e., travel intention formation and destination choice), and to identify the different characteristics in the relationship among groups based on the individual's travel experience. A self-administered questionnaire was developed and distributed using convenience sampling to a select sample of people with a disability. A total of 201 usable responses were analyzed with SPSS 21.0. The major findings were: first, generally push-related motivations were given higher importance than pull-related motivations in both types of the disabled tourists' decision-making; second, in the case of travel intention formation, no significant differences were found among the groups in all push-related motivation dimensions, but, in another type of decision-making, statistically significant differences were found among the groups in the 'accessibility' and 'novelty' dimensions. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.