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The influence of holidays on wine purchasing behaviour: Marketing and tourism insights based on a holiday experience in Greece

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Eleftherios AlamanosORCiD, Dr Sharron Kuznesof, Emeritus Professor Christopher Ritson



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This study explores the influence of a holiday experience in a wine producing country on consumers’ future wine purchasing intentions. The paper reports findings from eight focus groups with UK wine consumers who have holidayed in Greece. The findings suggest that the effect is greater on high involved wine consumers and depends on their knowledge about the wines from this particular country, specifically the grape varieties and the wine producing areas, including areas with territorial certifications. This post-holiday effect facilitates the regeneration of memories from holidays when back in the home country which can also generate interest for wine from the holiday destination and facilitate the development of alternative tourism activities such as wine tourism.

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Author(s): Alamanos E, Kuznesof S, Ritson C

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Journal of Tourism Research

Year: 2016

Volume: 18

Issue: 3

Pages: 228-235

Print publication date: 01/05/2016

Online publication date: 24/02/2014

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

Date deposited: 07/04/2015

ISSN (print): 1099-2340

ISSN (electronic): 1522-1970

Publisher: Wiley


DOI: 10.1002/jtr.1999


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