Souvenir shopping satisfaction: antecedents and consequences

Authors

  • Mario Castellanos-Verdugo Associate Professor, Faculty of Tourism and Finance, University of Seville; Email: mario@us.es
  • M. Ángeles Oviedo-Garcia Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics and Business Management Av/ Ramón y Cajal, 1 41018 Seville, Spain; Email: maoviedo@us.es
  • Manuela Vega-Vázquez Assistant Professor, Faculty of Tourism and Finance, University of Seville; Email: mvega@us.es

Keywords:

souvenir; tourist satisfaction; shopping value; positive word of mouth; tourist shopping satisfaction.

Abstract

Souvenirs function as mementos and are palpable evidence of a journey. The souvenir is certainly a key element of the destination experience of tourists. In this study, we analyze shopping value as an antecedent of tourist souvenir-shopping satisfaction, the consequences of which are positive word of mouth and overall tourist satisfaction. Using Partial Least Squares, a variance-based structural equation modeling technique for data analysis, we arrive at results that show a positive and significant relationship between tourist souvenir shopping satisfaction and both positive word of mouth and overall tourist satisfaction. Moreover, the results also suggest that it is shopping value above all through its hedonic dimension that heightens tourist shopping satisfaction. The study provides useful insights into business strategy for souvenir retailers and its results may serve to guide the tourism planning and promotion activities of destination marketing organizations.

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Published

2017-10-01

How to Cite

Castellanos-Verdugo, M., Oviedo-Garcia, M., & Vega-Vázquez, M. (2017). Souvenir shopping satisfaction: antecedents and consequences. European Journal of Tourism Research, 17, 191–205. Retrieved from https://ejtr.vumk.eu/index.php/about/article/view/302