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Perceptions of localness and authenticity regarding restaurant choice in tourism settings

Skinner, Heather, Chatzopoulou, Elena, Gorton, Matthew (2020) Perceptions of localness and authenticity regarding restaurant choice in tourism settings. Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 37 (2). pp. 155-168. ISSN 1054-8408. E-ISSN 1540-7306. (doi:10.1080/10548408.2020.1722785) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:82448)

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Abstract

While there is a growing interest in the tourism and hospitality literature on authenticity, evidence is scarce regarding how tourists judge the authenticity of restaurants at the pre-purchase stage in a tourism destination. Our results identify the key criteria by which authenticity is judged in these settings, evidencing the importance of eating where the locals eat, in restaurants offering limited menus, with local wines and freshly prepared local speciality dishes. Authenticity relies less on interior design and restaurant décor than is the case for ethnic-themed restaurants. While localness is valued more than authenticity, the two concepts are linked.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/10548408.2020.1722785
Uncontrolled keywords: Authenticity, localness, gastro tourism, tourism, restaurants, Greek islands, marketing
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5415 Marketing
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Marketing
Depositing User: Felipe Garcia Suarez
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2020 14:16 UTC
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2020 09:37 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/82448 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Chatzopoulou, Elena: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9293-9829
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