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Tourist Destination Risk Perception: The Case of Israel

Tourist Destination Risk Perception: The Case of Israel The purpose of this paper is to explore the concept of destination risk perception by focusing on Israel. Based on numerous previous studies and expert opinions, a comprehensive “theory-based” questionnaire was designed. Data were collected from 760 tourists visiting Israel. The factor analysis revealed 6 factors: “human-induced risk,” “financial,” “service quality,” “socio-psychological,” “natural disaster and car accidents,” and “food safety problems and weather.” Additionally, the concept of overall destination risk perception was measured. The relationships between and among all risk factors is examined and conclusions are drawn in terms of measuring destination risk perceptions and future research. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Hospitality & Leisure Marketing Taylor & Francis

Tourist Destination Risk Perception: The Case of Israel

Tourist Destination Risk Perception: The Case of Israel

Journal of Hospitality & Leisure Marketing , Volume 14 (2): 26 – May 22, 2006

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to explore the concept of destination risk perception by focusing on Israel. Based on numerous previous studies and expert opinions, a comprehensive “theory-based” questionnaire was designed. Data were collected from 760 tourists visiting Israel. The factor analysis revealed 6 factors: “human-induced risk,” “financial,” “service quality,” “socio-psychological,” “natural disaster and car accidents,” and “food safety problems and weather.” Additionally, the concept of overall destination risk perception was measured. The relationships between and among all risk factors is examined and conclusions are drawn in terms of measuring destination risk perceptions and future research.

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
1050-7051
eISSN
1541-0897
DOI
10.1300/J150v14n02_06
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to explore the concept of destination risk perception by focusing on Israel. Based on numerous previous studies and expert opinions, a comprehensive “theory-based” questionnaire was designed. Data were collected from 760 tourists visiting Israel. The factor analysis revealed 6 factors: “human-induced risk,” “financial,” “service quality,” “socio-psychological,” “natural disaster and car accidents,” and “food safety problems and weather.” Additionally, the concept of overall destination risk perception was measured. The relationships between and among all risk factors is examined and conclusions are drawn in terms of measuring destination risk perceptions and future research.

Journal

Journal of Hospitality & Leisure MarketingTaylor & Francis

Published: May 22, 2006

Keywords: Risk perception; destination; tourists

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