Destination Personality and Destination Image: A Literature Review

The IUP Journal of Brand Management, Vol. XV, No. 4, December 2018, pp. 47-60

Posted: 23 May 2019

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R Sabari Shankar

G R Damodaran Academy of Management

Date Written: December 7, 2018

Abstract

Destination branding has become a widely researched concept as governments and businesses are looking at repositioning their destination images. All branches of destination branding are investigated not only to brand or rebrand places but also to boost local economies. This study attempts to gather insights from the literature available in research sources on destination image and personality. The influence of destination personality on destination image has also been looked into and the attributes which constitute these two factors have been reviewed. This review paper presents the findings of previous researches and the approaches used therein. Also, this helps researchers, marketers and even governments to understand concepts such as destination image, destination personality and their implications, which could trigger changes and improvements in branding tourist, business and other types of destinations. It is important to note that this paper is only a qualitative literature review and is limited to the findings provided by previous investigations.

Suggested Citation

Shankar, R Sabari, Destination Personality and Destination Image: A Literature Review (December 7, 2018). The IUP Journal of Brand Management, Vol. XV, No. 4, December 2018, pp. 47-60, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3383904

R Sabari Shankar (Contact Author)

G R Damodaran Academy of Management ( email )

Coimbatore
India

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