Dimensions of short break destination attractiveness : a comparison of cognitive, affective and conative perceptions
conference contributionposted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by SD Pike, C Ryan
Although there has been exponential growth in the number of studies of destination image appearing in the tourism literature, few have addressed the role of affective perceptions. This paper analyses the market positions held by a competitive set of destinations, through a comparison of cognitive, affective and conative perceptions. Cognitive perceptions were measured by trialling a factor analytic adaptation of importance-performance analysis. Affective perceptions were measured using an affective response grid. The alignment of the results from these techniques identified leadership positions held by two quite different destinations on two quite different dimensions ofshort break destination attractiveness.