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... Souvenir shopping is a recognized practice connected with a variety of activities, including travel and other leisure pursuits. Souvenir purchase has become essential to the travel experience (Gordon, 1986;Littrell et al., 1994). ...
... Souvenir purchase motivations in this study pertain to the urge or motive of the traveler to purchase a memento to fulfill a certain desire or need that is also related to the travel experience. There can be several motivations for souvenir purchase, including its function as gifts (Kim & Littrell, 2001;Gordon, 1986), as signs (Gordon, 1986), and as a reminder (Littrell et al. 1994;Swanson 2004). Souvenirs are recognized in their role as keepsakes (Gordon, 1986), as well as acts of gift-giving and self-gifting (Ward & Tran, 2008). ...
... Souvenir purchase motivations in this study pertain to the urge or motive of the traveler to purchase a memento to fulfill a certain desire or need that is also related to the travel experience. There can be several motivations for souvenir purchase, including its function as gifts (Kim & Littrell, 2001;Gordon, 1986), as signs (Gordon, 1986), and as a reminder (Littrell et al. 1994;Swanson 2004). Souvenirs are recognized in their role as keepsakes (Gordon, 1986), as well as acts of gift-giving and self-gifting (Ward & Tran, 2008). ...
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... In addition, souvenir shopping has been identified as a source of enjoyment and excitement during a traveler's trip (Timothy, 2005) and is considered an important part of the whole tourist experience at the destination (Kong & Chang, 2016). Souvenir shopping, an essential activity while at a tourism destination, involves the purchase of commercial objects (Hu & Yu, 2007) that often remind us of places visited and that encapsulate intangible emotional experiences (Gordon, 1986). Therefore, memorable souvenir shopping is proposed as a predictor of nostalgia, destination attachment and revisit intention in this model. ...
... H8: Nostalgia has a positive effect on destination attachment. Souvenirs concretize and preserve tourists' memories of a trip (Gordon, 1986), and these memories affect their decision to revisit a tourist destination (Chandralal & Valenzuela, 2013;Tsai, 2016). In addition, Ali (2015) reported that tourists' nostalgia is derived from their travel experiences, thus shaping future behavioral intentions. ...
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... Acquiring a souvenir is also akin to claiming a new experience or owning a trophy that proves that you have been in a place of importance (Littrell et al., 1993), revealing the role of 'conspicious consumption' in tourism (Decrop & Masset, 2014), especially if related to 'must-see' sights (Amaro et al, 2020). It provides access to tangible experiences that are more about the hedonic than the utilitarian value of travel episodes (Gordon, 1986). ...
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