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Multisensory image as a component of destination image

Xiong, Jia and Hashim, Noor Hazarina and Murphy, Jamie (2015) Multisensory image as a component of destination image. Tourism Management Perspectives, 14 . pp. 34-41. ISSN 2211-9736

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tmp.2015.03.001


Destination image involves the use of all five senses: vision, sound, smell, taste and touch. This research note applies the literature on sensory inputs to the concept of ancient towns, in a case study of Phoenix, Hunan Province, China. The results from 16 depth-interviews with tourists illustrate the five senses' importance in tourism. Tourists noted all five senses, with visual image receiving the most attention and tactile image the least. The results support the existence and significance of a 'multisensory image'. The results contribute to the nascent 'sensory' literature and research into the appeals of an 'ancient town', while adding implications for destination management.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:ancient town tourism, China, destination image, multisensory image
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
ID Code:58614
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:04 Dec 2016 04:08
Last Modified:12 Dec 2021 08:56

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