An Examination of International Tourists� Destination Loyalty: A Case Study of International Tourists in Bangkok
The aims of this research were to investigate international tourists� destination loyalty from the perspective of international tourists in Bangkok as well as to study the level of interest to revisit Bangkok in the near future. A probability random sampling of 200 international tourists was utilized. Half the sample group was male and the other half was female. A Likert-five-scale questionnaire was designed to collect the data and small in-depth interviews were also used to obtain their opinions. The results from the study revealed that the majority of respondents had a medium level of loyalty. When examined in detail, the destination loyalty indicators can be ranked according to the mean average from high to low as follow: to recommend the visit, to say positive things, to revisit in the next three years, to refer the information, and to plan to visit regularly. Finally, the findings from the in-depth interviews with small group of international tourists revealed that the major obstacles that prevented many international tourists who may interested in revisiting Thailand included traffic congestions, high crime rate, and political instability.
Keywords- Destination, Loyalty, International Tourists, Revisit