When, where, and with whom during crisis: The effect of risk perceptions and psychological distance on travel intentions

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Abstract

We investigate how risk perceptions and psychological distance impacted people's travel intentions during Covid-19. Our findings reveal that traveling to a high-risk destination increased people's risk perceptions of Covid-19, and their risk perceptions at the destination, which, in turn, reduced people's travel intentions. We identify temporal, spatial, and social distance (the “when, where, and with whom” of traveling) as moderators of these effects; while social distance moderates the effect of risk, on risk perceptions, temporal and spatial distance moderate the effect of risk perceptions on travel intentions. We outline theoretical contributions and implications for tourism during crisis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number104809
JournalTourism Management
Volume100
Early online date25 Jun 2023
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2024

Keywords

  • Construal level theory
  • Covid-19
  • Psychological distance
  • Risk perception
  • Tourism
  • Travel intention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Transportation
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Strategy and Management

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