The Relative Impact Of Competitiveness Factors And Destination Equity On Tourists Loyalty In Koh Chang, Thailand

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Panisa Mechinda
Sirivan Serirat
Nongluck Popaijit
Aurathai Lertwannawit
Jirawat Anuwichanont

Keywords

Tourism marketing, destination equity, destination competitiveness, destination loyalty, tourism sector

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate the relative impact of competitiveness factors and destination equity on tourist’s loyalty toward Koh Chang (Chang Island) one of the famous tourist destination in Thailand). Multiple regression analysis indicated that attitudinal loyalty was mainly driven by destination equity (destination image and destination awareness). The competitiveness factors that significantly influence domestic tourists are (1) location of destination, (2) quality of service and (3) natural resources while the competitiveness factor that influence international tourists is natural resources.

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