Modelling the Relationships of Service Recovery Satisfaction,Destination Image and Post-Trip Behaviour Intention

Mohamad, Mahadzirah (2013) Modelling the Relationships of Service Recovery Satisfaction,Destination Image and Post-Trip Behaviour Intention. International Business Research, 6 (8). pp. 113-120. ISSN 1913-9004 (Printed) 1913-9012 (Online)

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Abstract

The purpose of the study was to establish the effects of service recovery on the image of the destination and post-trip behaviour intention. The causal relationship between the image of the destination and post-trip behaviour intention was also ascertained. A hypothetical model was proposed illustrating the relationships among these constructs. Four hypotheses were formulated and tested using structural equation modelling on survey data collected from 168 international tourists visiting Malaysia. The empirical findings reveal that hotel service recovery has direct effects on destination image and post-trip behaviour intention. In addition, the study suggests that there is a relationship between destination image and post-trip behaviour intention. Generally, Malaysia’s destination image was perceived as positive by the respondents. The study reveals that international travellers experienced a trip to Malaysia as one which can be truly adventurous, as it not only offers the opportunity to have a glimpse at wildlife in their natural habitat, the country is also blessed with many places of natural beauty. This paper uncovers the importance of the local hotel service-recovery practices and proposes that destination management office should collaborate with them. This is to ensure that concerted efforts can be devised to encourage dissemination of positive word-of-mouth and intention to revisit among tourists who experienced failures with hotel service deliveries.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: service recovery, destination image, behaviour intentions, Malaysia
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Economics & Management Sciences
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Mahadzirah Mohamad
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2014 07:52
Last Modified: 15 May 2014 07:29
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/421

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