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The new wave of luxury : The meaning and value of luxury to the contemporary consumer
Purpose The aim of this study was to explore what luxury represents to contemporary consumers in their own life contexts. Design/methodology/approach A mixed-method qualitative approach was adopted that comprised ...
Silence as a moment of luxury : insights from contemporary travellers visiting churches
This chapter focusses on travellers’ pursuit of silence. This quest may be a counteraction to the current invasion of noise in everyday life. Silence has become something rare, unique and exclusive – which conveys luxury ...
Gamified package : consumer insights into multidimensional brand engagement
Although most gamification studies share the idea that customer engagement is one of the expected outcomes of gamification, they tend to treat engagement one-dimensionally as a psychological outcome of gamification. The ...
Scholarly Knowledge Communication in Organisational Decision-Making
(VAKKI ry, 2020-12-31)
This study explored how scholarly knowledge—with a focus on service quality—is used and obtained by business managers in daily practice, and potential barriers to implementing such knowledge in decisionmaking. A qualitative ...
How consumers' need for uniqueness, self-monitoring, and social identity affect their choices when luxury brands visually shout versus whisper
This study theorizes and tests the effects of consumers' personality and social traits on preferences for brand prominence, and it explores the mediating effects of gender and culture. It focuses on how consumers' need for ...
Interested in eating and drinking? How food affects travel satisfaction and the overall holiday experience
(Taylor & Francis, 2016-08-17)
This study addresses the question of how an inherent interest in food affects consumers as travellers. This is done by focusing on food interest as an antecedent and uncovering the effects of such an interest on travel ...
A destination's gastronomy as a means for holiday well-being
Purpose - To provide insights into holiday well-being, the purpose of this paper is to examine two inevitable traveller activities related to destinations’ gastronomy: pre-trip food information sourcing and the daily meals ...
Managing the transformation of the global commons into luxuries for all
In less than a century, mass industrialization and consumption have altered the Earth’s ecosystem and its resources. The elementary resources of the global commons—namely, air, water, and land—have been depleted, and human ...
Cruise holidays - how on-board service quality affects passengers' behaviour
(Cognizant Communication Corporation, 2019-07-05)
This study examines the relations ships between the perceived service quality and satisfaction on on-board spending and behavioral action, while it also explores differences in on-board spending. Survey data were collected ...
Destination foodscape : a stage for travelers' food experience
This study elaborates on the foodscape construct and explores it within tourism. The study contributes to the literature by introducing destination foodscape and presenting a novel framework for understanding a destination's ...