Title

Evaluative images and tourism: the use of personal constructs to describe the structure of destination images

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Walmsley, D & Young, M 1998, 'Evaluative images and tourism: the use of personal constructs to describe the structure of destination images', Journal of Travel Research, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 65-69.

Published version is available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/004728759803600307

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

Prior research at the regional scale suggests that two components underlie people's evaluations of tourist destina tions: arousing-sleepy and pleasant-unpleasant. A study was undertaken to see if these dimensions also apply at the international and local levels. Although their relevance at the local level appeared to be masked by individuals' personal experiences and knowledge, their applicability at the international scale supports the existence of an underlying general schema in environmental evaluation.