Journal of Tourism & Hospitality

Journal of Tourism & Hospitality
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0269

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Abstract

Face it? Or Avoid it? Traveler’s Cognitions of Tourism Hassles, Responsiveness and Attitude Tendencies

Te-Yi Chang, Shu Tang and Kai-Wen Cheng

The rapid rise of the tourism industry in Taiwan in recent years has led to tourism hassles owing to differences in cultures and customs. Tourism hassles refer to unpleasant experience in the process of traveling. Through the perspective of Taiwanese outbound travellers, this study explores the negative emotions that may arise in multiple aspects of the tourism process to affect the perception of the tourism hassles, shape the attitude tendencies towards tourism hassles among Taiwanese outbound travellers, and conduce to their responsiveness and revisit intention. This study collected 530 valid questionnaires to analyze the perceptions, responsiveness and attitude tendencies towards tourism hassles among Taiwan’s outbound travellers. The research results find that: (1) Overall, the perceptions of tourism hassles among tourists are consistent; (2) It is verified that different responses can influence the attitude tendencies towards tourism hassles among tourists; (3) Taiwan’s outbound travelers are divided into four categories and it is found that Taiwan’s tourists are negatively evasive and unwilling to revisit in the face of tourism hassles, which belongs to the cluster of “low revisit intention low action efficacy.” Through the results, it is hoped that they can lay the basis for relevant industries to adjust service models in the future and improve the quality of destination tourism.

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