Attitude determinants in tourism destination choice Academic Article uri icon


  • A two stage approach to travel destination choice was developed based on the construct of an evoked set. The two stages were evolution of an evoked set from the awareness set; and destination selection from the evoked set. It was hypothesized at both stages that travel destination choice depends upon attitude toward each alternative. Attitude was operationalized as the difference between perceived inhibitors and perceived facilitators. A longitudinal approach was used to collect survey data from respondents at both stages in their decision process. Results of the tests suggested that attitude was influential in determining whether a potential destination was selected as part of the evoked set and in selecting a final destination. 1990.

published proceedings

  • Annals of Tourism Research

author list (cited authors)

  • Um, S., & Crompton, J. L.

citation count

  • 707

complete list of authors

  • Um, Seoho||Crompton, John L

publication date

  • January 1990