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Issue 8 | Volume 4 | 2021


Title: Attributes of Travel Destinations that Influence Tourists’ Decisions: A Systematic Review

Author(S): Ortaleza, Maricar S. and Mangali, Glen R.*

Corresponding Author Affiliation*: Colegio De San Juan De Letran, Philippines

Abstract:

Making decisions on where to travel may be very exhilarating for tourists but can be quite difficult when it comes to selecting what interesting places to visit and explore. There had been a number of published research studies that discussed travel destinations and influence tourists’ decision but few journals synthesized these studies to guide experts make informed decision in travel and tourism industry. This research was intended to provide a systematic review of the attributes of travel destinations that influence tourists’ decisions. This paper presented a classification of more than 50 review studies, published in various travel, tourism and hospitality books, articles, and journals listed in EBSCO, ProQuest, Research Gate, and Google Scholar. Using the PRISMA model, the research studies were screened, scrutinized and analyzed to identify and substantiate the attributes of a travel destination that influence tourists’ decision. Results of the study showed that there are 5A’s that attributes travel destination namely accommodation, articulated stories, affordability, accessibility, and attribution. The study provided an overview of the decision of tourists in choosing a travel destination and focused on the factors decision-making and destination. Furthermore, it serves as guides for business owners to know the deciding factors of tourists and make informed decision to make the business afloat and keep going.

Keywords: Travel Destination, Tourists, Tourists’ Decision, Accommodation, Business


Print ISSN: 2616-518X; Online ISSN: 2616-4701

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