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Two Tales of One City: Fantasy Proneness, Authenticity, and Loyalty of On-Screen Tourism Destinations
School of Tourism Management, Sun Yat-sen University, Tangjia Wan, Zhuhai, P.R. China.
Chichester College Group, Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom.
The Norwegian School of Hotel Management, University of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway.
The Norwegian School of Hotel Management, University of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway.
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2020 (English)In: Journal of Travel Research, ISSN 0047-2875, E-ISSN 1552-6763Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

On-screen tourism destinations provide tourists with a mixture of reality and mass-media experience. This study builds a conceptual framework of authenticity evaluating the relationship between fantasy proneness, authenticity, and destination loyalty. It is among the first to compare perceived authenticity of dual images of a destination, both the film location and the story’s setting. Using Game of Thrones and the city of Dubrovnik as a case, it applies a mixed method of interviews followed by a main survey with both closed- and open-ended questions. The primary findings show that the relationship between authenticity of the film location (Dubrovnik) and loyalty is positive, but such relationship is insignificant for the authenticity of the story’s setting (King’s Landing). This investigation enriches our understanding of the complex assessments of authenticity and expands the theory of imagination by evaluating the effects of fantasy proneness on perceived authenticity in the context of on-screen tourism.

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Sage Publications, 2020.
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authenticity, fantasy proneness, on-screen tourism, heritage site
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Economics and Business Social and Economic Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-24809DOI: 10.1177/0047287520961179ISI: 000582651500001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85092336172OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-24809DiVA, id: diva2:1521886
Available from: 2021-01-25 Created: 2021-01-25 Last updated: 2021-10-21Bibliographically approved

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