Title

The Influence of Accessibility and Motivation on Leisure Travel Participation of People With Disabilities

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2019

Department

Marketing and Fashion Merchandising

Abstract

Research is not conclusive about the factors that contribute to the lowered level of participation in travel of people with disabilities. Framed in self-determination theory, this study examines the perceived accessibility of the travel industry and leisure travel motivation as antecedents of travel participation using a sample of 258 individuals with mobility impairment. Results show that although respondents reported the highest level of intrinsic motivation, they mainly traveled for extrinsic reasons. Perceived accessibility of travel services has significant impacts on all types of motivations except introjected/external motivation, and amotivation mediates the impact of perceived accessibility on future travel intention.

Publication Title

Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing

Volume

36

Issue

1

First Page

119

Last Page

130

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