Title

Website interactivity and brand development of online travel agencies in China: The moderating role of age

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to propose a theory-driven model to understand the relationship among social website interactivity, brand experience, brand choice, price premium, and buying intention within the context of online travel agencies (OTAs) websites. The moderating role of consumer age was also investigated. Results suggested the inclusion of social website interactivity in the design of OTA websites enhanced branding elements, which influenced customers' willingness to pay the price premium and to return in the future. The strength of the relationships among these constructs varies across young consumers (aged between 18 and 25) and older consumers (aged above 25). Moreover, results suggested that social website interactivity influenced price premium and buying intentions through brand experience and brand choice. This study offers specific theoretical and practical implications.

Department(s)

Hospitality Leadership

Document Type

Article

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2017.09.046

Keywords

website interactivity, brand development, consumer behavior, moderating effects

Publication Date

2019

Recommended Citation

Ye, Ben Haobin, Albert A. Barreda, Fevzi Okumus, and Khaldoon Nusair. "Website interactivity and brand development of online travel agencies in China: The moderating role of age." Journal of Business Research 99 (2019): 382-389.

Journal Title

Journal of Business Research

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