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Confidence and loyalty for agrotourism brands: The Lesvos paradigm

Chryssoula Chatzigeorgiou, Evangelos Christou and Ioanna Simeli

EconStor Open Access Articles, 2019, 151-166

Abstract: It has been established that strong brands are important in the agrotourism industry. Agrotourism brands provide the link between visitors and the agrotourism firms and tourists may or may not develop a degree of loyalty to relevant brands. The present study suggests that confidence in an agrotourism brand has high influence in development of brand loyalty. Based on hypotheses developed, confidence in an agrotourism brand is influenced by brand characteristics, agrotourism company characteristics and visitor characteristics. The present survey took place in Greece and examined the attitudes of visitors in agrotourism firms at the island of Lesvos. Survey results demonstrate that agrotourism firm brand characteristics appear more important in their impact on a visitor’s confidence in a brand. It was also established that confidence in a brand is positively influencing loyalty. Recommendations are developed for agrotourism marketers in relation to building and maintaining visitor confidence in a brand.

Keywords: agrotourism; branding; brand loyalty; Lesvos (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L83 Z33 M31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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