Nostalgic emotion, experiential value, destination image, and place attachment of cultural tourists

Shih Shuo Yeh, Chun Chen, Yao Chung Liu

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This study postulates that the nostalgic emotion of cultural tourists affects their perceived experiential value and helps to evoke their destination image, which contributes to the formation of place attachment. The study deploys a survey research in which questionnaires are distributed in Mystical Yan Cheng, a theme park in China that is built on the historical remains of the Spring and Autumn Annals. The study collects 347 valid responses. The results reveal the multifaceted nature of a destination image. Furthermore, nostalgic emotion positively contributes to the place attachment of cultural tourists. However, the study also illustrates an inadequate understanding of the nature of nostalgic emotion and further study is recommended. The results of the study also indicate that a high level of satisfaction does not necessarily contribute to destination image and place attachment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Hospitality and Leisure
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9781780529363
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameAdvances in Hospitality and Leisure
ISSN (Print)1745-3542

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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