Modeling key selected multisensory dimensions on place satisfaction and place attachment among tourists in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Modjadji Matilda Mashapa, Eugine Tafadzwa Maziriri, Welcome Madinga

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Abstract

This study investigated the influence of multisensory dimensions on place satisfaction and attachment in the African tourism context. Using a data set consisting of 151 tourists who had visited the Victoria Falls of Zimbabwe, the study examines the relationships involved. All the posited six hypotheses are supported. The results indicate that the relationship between sight, sound and place satisfaction, as well as the relationship between place satisfaction, place dependence, place identity, place affect, and place social bonding were significantly positive. The research paper discusses both the academic and the managerial implications of the results, and future research directions are suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)580-594
Number of pages15
JournalGeojournal of Tourism and Geosites
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Place attachment
  • Place satisfaction
  • Sight
  • Sound
  • Zimbabwe

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Cultural Studies
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)

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