Impact of Neophobia and Liminoid Tendencies on Tourists’ Food Consumption Behaviors in All-Inclusive Hotels: A Study in Antalya


Kılıç G. D., ÖZDEMİR B.

Journal of Culinary Science and Technology, 2022 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/15428052.2022.2088436
  • Journal Name: Journal of Culinary Science and Technology
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, Compendex, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, Hospitality & Tourism Complete, Hospitality & Tourism Index
  • Keywords: food consumption, liminoid behavior, Neophobia
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

© 2022 Taylor & Francis.This study examined the impact of tourists’ neophobia and liminoid behavior tendencies on their food consumption behaviors in hotels offering all-inclusive services. Tourist’s food consumption was operationalized in two domains amount (how much they consumed compared to their daily food intake) and content (whether they consumed local or familiar food compared to their routine food consumption patterns). The sample comprised 280 tourists staying in two all-inclusive holiday resorts in Antalya, Turkey. The reliability and validity of the measurement model was demonstrated by confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) before the four hypotheses in the research model were tested using structural equation modeling. In support of the hypotheses, the findings showed that neophobia significantly reduced the amount and novelty of tourists’ food consumption whereas liminoid tendencies significantly increased them. In conclusion both neophobia and liminoid tendencies are significant predictors of tourists’ food consumption behaviors in all-inclusive hotels operating in Antalya.