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Creating memorable experiences in a reuse heritage site

Yi-Ju Lee

Annals of Tourism Research, 2015, vol. 55, issue C, 155-170

Abstract: This study identified hypothetical relationships amongst motivation, nostalgia, and memorable tourism experiences in a restaurant reconstructed from an old railway station. We administered a face-to-face questionnaire survey and collected 615 valid questionnaires at the South Tainan Railway Station in Taiwan. The results showed significantly positive relationships between culinary attraction and cultural inheritance and nostalgia, as well as a correlation between nostalgia and memorable tourism experiences. Structural equation modelling analysis verified that nostalgia mediated the effect of personal emotion on memorable tourism experiences. This paper provides suggestions for enhancing memorable experiences and guidance regarding reused buildings at heritage sites.

Keywords: Personal emotion; Knowledge learning; Culinary attraction; Cultural inheritance; Historical nostalgia; Personal nostalgia (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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