Title

The motivations for visiting geosites: the case of Crystal Cave, Western Australia

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Editura Universitatii din Oradea

Faculty

Business and Law

School

School of Business and Law

RAS ID

19706

Comments

This article was originally published as: Allan, M., Dowling, R. K., & Sanders, D. (2015). The motivations for visiting geosites: the case of crystal cave, Western Australia. GeoJournal of Tourism and Geosites, 16(2), 142-153. Original article available here

Abstract

This research investigates the motivation of tourists in a geotourism context. This study provides an initial investigation into tourist’s motivations and the relationship between these motivations and the behavioural intention of the tourists to revisit a geosite. It utilises a self-determination theory approach and was conducted at Crystal Cave, Yanchep National Park, which is located near Perth in Western Australia. The main findings of the study were that relaxation, escape from the daily routine, sense of wonder and knowledge are the major intrinsic motivations. There was also a positive correlation between intrinsic motivation and behavioural intention to revisit the geosite.

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