The Implementation of Green Marketing Tools in Rural Tourism: The Readiness of Tourists?

Chin, Chee-Hua and Chin, Chee-Ling and Wong, Winnie Poh Ming (2017) The Implementation of Green Marketing Tools in Rural Tourism: The Readiness of Tourists? Journal of Hospitality Marketing and Management. pp. 1-20. ISSN 19368623

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/19368623.2017.1359723

Abstract

Environmental sustainability is the key factor for the future development of the tourism industry, particularly in sensitive rural tourism destinations. Green tourism and green marketing are alternative practices that ensure the environmental sustainability of tourism destinations. However, green marketing has received little attention in the context of rural destinations. This is the first known study undertaken with the purpose of understanding the relationship between green marketing tools (eco-brand, eco-label, and environmental advertisement) and green purchasing behavior in rural tourism destinations from the perception of tourists. A sample of 252 respondents was selected to complete the questionnaires. To assess the developed model, SmartPLS (version 3.2.6) was applied based on path modeling, followed by bootstrapping. The results revealed that the three-dimensional constructs of green marketing tools were significantly and positively correlated with green purchasing behavior of rural tourism destinations from tourists’ perspectives. Several implications, limitations, and directions for future research were further discussed. © 2017 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC

Item Type: E-Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Green marketing tools, green purchasing behavior, rural tourism, Theory of Planned Behavior, tourists’ perspectives, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2018 06:13
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2018 06:13
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/19281

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