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Title: The influence of terrorism risk perception on purchase involvement and safety concern of international travellers
Authors: Seabra, Cláudia 
Abrantes, José Luís 
Kastenholz, Elisabeth 
Keywords: consumer behaviour in tourism; involvement; media; safety concern; risk perception; terrorism
Issue Date: 21-Jul-2014
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Serial title, monograph or event: Journal of Marketing Management
Volume: 30
Issue: 9-10
Abstract: Using a sample of 600 international tourists travelling in Portugal, Spain and Italy, this study identifies key issues related with terrorism, risk perception, involvement and safety concerns of international tourists. A structural equation model reveals that tourists are motivated to acquire information about terrorism in the media, revealing attention to and interest in news regarding this topic, which in turn influences directly their risk perception. This risk perception influences directly the tourist’s involvement in trip planning, specifically information seeking before and during the trip. Tourists’ risk perception and involvement finally influences their safety concern. Discussion centres on the implications of this model for both theory and tourism management strategies. Last, recommendations are proposed to tourism service and destination managers and promoters regarding ways to deal with terrorism and tourists’ safety concerns.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/89003
ISSN: 0267-257X
1472-1376
DOI: 10.1080/0267257X.2014.934904
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:I&D CEGOT - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais

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