Exploring the effect of push and pull motivation factors on destination satisfaction: An Empirical Evidence from Amenity Migration Perspectives

Authors

  • Engin Unguren Faculty of Management, Alanya Aladdin Keykubat University, Alanya, Turkey. E-mail: engin.unguren@alanya.edu.tr
  • Ömer Akgün Tekin Manavgat Tourism Faculty, Akdeniz University, Manavgat, Turkey. Email: dr.omerakguntekin@gmail.com
  • Mehmet Bayırlı Faculty of Management, Alanya Aladdin Keykubat University, Alanya, Turkey. E-mail: mehmet.bayirli@alanya.edu.tr

Keywords:

Push and pull motivations, amenity migration, destination satisfaction, market segmentation, settlement patterns

Abstract

This study was carried out within the context of amenity migration addressed as a category of post-tourism
movements group with a purposeful sample of 489 participants. The main purpose of this research is to explore the
motivations of participants of different nationalities in Alanya by using a push and pull framework and to
investigate the relationship between motivation and overall destination satisfaction. A quantitative research
methodology was adopted, and the descriptive and explanatory research methods were used. The findings of this
study indicated that pull and push motivations of participants differ according to country origin. Furthermore, the
results revealed that push and pull motivations significantly influence destination satisfaction. Moreover, it was
concluded that push motivation factors of Middle Eastern and Russian participants had a higher impact on
destination satisfaction than European participants. Findings of the research were discussed along with their
theoretical contributions and managerial implications.

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Published

2021-03-15

How to Cite

Unguren, E. ., Tekin, Ömer, & Bayirli, M. (2021). Exploring the effect of push and pull motivation factors on destination satisfaction: An Empirical Evidence from Amenity Migration Perspectives. European Journal of Tourism Research, 28, 2811. Retrieved from https://ejtr.vumk.eu/index.php/about/article/view/1946