Pre - Purchasing and Post - Purchasing Travel Behavior on Social Media: The Case of Kazakhstan
Purpose – To identify consumers’ travel behavior on social media (SM) before and after purchasing tourism product in the case of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Methodology – A quantitative survey collected data involving travel purposes from 413 users of SM platforms.
Findings – This paper revealed the impact of social-economic characteristics on travel behavior and characterized two stages of purchasing process tourism product on SM: The pre-purchase behavior: the impact on decision-making process such factors as sources of trustworthy content, travel frequency, being a member of travel companies’ SM and feedback from travel companies; The post-purchase behavior: the impact of satisfaction and dissatisfaction on the level of spreading positive and negative reviews; feedback from travel companies on consumers’ satisfaction, frequency usage of SM.
The originality – The paper investigated pre-purchasing and post-purchasing travel behavior on SM and lack of researches and online travel behavior statistics in Central Asia makes this paper valuable.
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