A Study on Tourists Perceived Authenticity towards Experience Quality and Behavior Intention of Cultural Heritage in Macao

  •  Xi Li    
  •  Huawen Shen    
  •  Huijun Wen    


This study is basically an explorative and explanatory research, with the overall purpose to identify, explore and analyze the tourists’ perceived authenticity of culture heritage. This study proposes to identify and evaluate the impact of authenticity by tourists’ perceptions of culture heritage on their experience quality and behavioral intention, from which implications for the sustainable development of culture heritage tourism can be derived. The results showed that perceived authenticity has a positive effect on experience quality. Furthermore, experience quality performed a significance function in behavioral intention, while the effect of perceived authenticity on behavioral intention is insignificant. These results imply that the importance of perceived authenticity on behavioral intentions is recognized via the mediating effects of experience quality.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1918-719X
  • ISSN(Online): 1918-7203
  • Started: 2009
  • Frequency: quarterly

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