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Seeking Romance and a Once in a Life-Time Experience: Considering Attributes that Attract Honeymooners to Destinations

Winchester, Tiffany and Winchester, Maxwell and Alvey, Felicity (2011) Seeking Romance and a Once in a Life-Time Experience: Considering Attributes that Attract Honeymooners to Destinations. In: Australia New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference 2011 : Proceedings. MacCarthy, Martin, ed. School of Marketing, Edith Cowan University, Perth.

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Abstract

Couples on their honeymoon represent a vital part of the tourism market. Since the destination decision for honeymooners is a joint decision, paired in-depth interviews were conducted with ten British couples to explore their honeymoon destination decision making. The themes that arose from this qualitative study were consistent with more general studies on destination choice, including: culture, natural environment, and accommodation. New themes developed from the research included familiarity, romance, and budget. The results indicate that couples were more likely to stretch their budget for a honeymoon, or appear to be less concerned about the cost of their trip, as many see it as a once in a lifetime experience. This indicates that this valuable segment of the market should be further explored.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 9780646563305
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Paper 84, track 21. Conference held Perth, 28-30 November.

Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID24039, honeymoons, destination choice, weddings, couples, holidays, vacations, travel, traveller destinations, consumer decision making
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1505 Marketing
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of International Business
SEO Classification > 9003 Tourism
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2013 04:08
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2013 04:08
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/9663
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