Smartphone Adoption amongst Chinese Youth during Leisure-based Tourism: Challenges and Opportunities.

O’ Regan, M. and Chang, H., 2015. Smartphone Adoption amongst Chinese Youth during Leisure-based Tourism: Challenges and Opportunities. Journal of China Tourism Research, 11 (3), 238 - 254.

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DOI: 10.1080/19388160.2015.1077181

Abstract

With the spread of Information communications technology (ICT) in China, the tourism industry has come to recognize the importance of examining the factors that influence adoption of smartphones during leisure-based tourism among Chinese youth, a vital segment in what the world’s greatest domestic, inbound, and outbound 10 tourism market will be by 2020. Using data collected from undergraduate students at a university in China, this study, based on the technology acceptance model (TAM) and theory of reasoned action (TRA), found that an extended model can predict travelers' intentions. A detailed profile of Chinese youth and their smartphone usage is provided, and the managerial implications of increased adoption of Internet-capable smart- 15 phones during leisure-based tourism are also explored.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1938-8160
Uncontrolled Keywords:Smartphone adoption, leisure-based tourism, perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, emotional attachment, social influence.
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:Faculty of Management
ID Code:22772
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:29 Oct 2015 09:45
Last Modified:02 Aug 2016 11:53

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