Attributes Influencing Overall Tourist Satisfaction and Its Consequences for Muslim-Majority Destination

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Abstract

In the context of Muslim-friendly tourism, marketers have to pay attention to the needs of their main target, Muslim tourists. This study aimed to examine the influence of destination attributes, including both generic and Islamic attributes, on overall tourist satisfaction to get a more comprehensive view. Likewise, this study investigated the effect of overall tourist satisfaction on its consequences. The moderation effect of Islamic religiosity on the relationship between Islamic attributes and overall tourist satisfaction was also considered. An online survey was conducted, with a sample of 231 Muslims who traveled to Muslim-majority cities, and the data were analyzed using Structural Equation Modeling. The results showed that both generic and Islamic attributes positively influence overall tourist satisfaction, while its consequences affected their behavioral, attitudinal loyalty, and churn intention. Overall tourist satisfaction was not found to affect complaint intention. Likewise, the moderation effect of Islamic religiosity was insignificant.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSAGE Open
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2022

Keywords

  • generic attributes
  • Islamic attributes
  • Islamic religiosity
  • Muslim-friendly tourism
  • tourist satisfaction

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