This research examined Chinese tourists' ecotourism experiences, as well as the antecedents and outcomes of these experiences. Tourism experiences, reflecting tourists' mental states during these interactions, is important, as they guide tourists' perceptions and behaviours. However, tourism experience is understudied, especially in the emerging ecotourism sector and in some important tourist segments (Chinese tourists in this case). Consequently, the four papers that form the heart of the thesis sought to examine what tourism experiences are, how they are influenced by tourists' expectations and how they influence tourists' perceived value, destination image, satisfaction, revisit behaviour and environmental learning.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||9 May 2021|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2021|