Analysing determinants of travellers’ expenditures for food and beverage services at airports
Journal Title: MERCATI & COMPETITIVITÀ 
Author/s: Giacomo Del Chiappa, Antonio Salvatore Loriga 
Year:  2019 Issue: Language: English 
Pages:  21 Pg. 127-147 FullText PDF:  0 KB
DOI:  10.3280/mc2-2019oa8135
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By applying the Hurdle-Double model to 2,461 passengers at the Olbia-Costa Smeralda Airport (Sardinia, Italy), this study analyses whether sociodemographics, travel-related variables, flight-related variables and pre-intention to buy significantly influence passengers’ expenditures for food and beverages. Our findings reveal that the ‘decision to buy’ is significantly influenced by sociodemographics (i.e. income) and flight-related variables (i.e. waiting time prior to embarking), while expenditure levels are significantly influenced by age, travel-related variables (i.e. type of accommodation) and pre-intention to buy. Managerial implications are discussed and suggestions for further research are given.
Keywords: Airport management, food and beverage services, expenditure behaviour, sociodemographics, travel-related variables, flight-related variables

Giacomo Del Chiappa, Antonio Salvatore Loriga, in "MERCATI & COMPETITIVITÀ" 2/2019, pp. 127-147, DOI:10.3280/mc2-2019oa8135

   

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