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Title: Motivation and attachment to a diving destination: the case of Medes Islands (Catalonia, Spain)
Author: Palau i Saumell, Ramon
Forgas Coll, Santiago
Sánchez García, Javier
Prats, Lluís
Keywords: Política turística
Ecologia marina
Patrimoni subaquàtic
Medes, Illes (Catalunya)
Parc Natural del Montgrí, les Illes Medes i el Baix Ter (Catalunya)
Politics of tourism
Marine ecology
Deep diving
Maritime heritage
Medes Islands (Catalonia)
Montgrí, Medes Islands and Baix Ter Natural Park (Catalonia)
Issue Date: Jul-2019
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Abstract: Motivations and place attachment constructs have been previously used as antecedents of behavioral intentions regarding a destination. Nevertheless, previous studies investigating behavioral intention models have paid little attention to the influence of motivations on place attachment and the influence of place attachment on behavioral intentions within the same structural model. This article develops an integrated model to investigate these relationships. Data were collected from recreational scuba divers in Catalonia, Spain. The results suggest that personal escape and personal seeking are the main motivations, and these factors influence place dependence and place identity. Other findings indicate that place dependence influences behavioral intentions more than place identity. In addition, the level of involvement in the activity moderates the links between constructs in some of the relationships.
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It is part of: Journal of Vacation Marketing, 2019, vol. 25, num. 3, p. 301-319
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ISSN: 1356-7667
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