The use of repertory grid analysis to elicit salient short break holiday attributes in New Zealand

Pike, Steven D. (2003) The use of repertory grid analysis to elicit salient short break holiday attributes in New Zealand. Journal of Travel Research, 41(3), pp. 315-319.

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Repertory Grid Analysis was developed almost fifty years ago, but its application in destination image research has been rare. The technique was used to identify 17 attributes deemed salient to New Zealanders, when differentiating domestic short break holiday destinations. These were then compared to those attributes used in 84 previous destination studies, as well as with results from personal interviews with tourism practitioners. A number of differences between the Repertory Grid findings and practitioner opinion confirmed the value of seeking consumer input when developing attribute lists for use in structured surveys. While both the Repertory Grid findings and practitioner opinion showed a general consistency with the range of 100+ attributes used in the literature, key differences highlighted the importance of the New Zealand domestic travel context. The paper attempts to demonstrate the efficacy of Repertory Grid, an economical technique that has been underutilized by tourism market researchers.

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ID Code: 6351
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Destination image, Repertory Grid, Short breaks, Salient attributes
DOI: 10.1177/0047287502239054
ISSN: 1552-6763
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TOURISM (150600)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Sage Publications
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 02 Mar 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:19

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