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Pezhman Hatamifar, Zahed Ghaderi & Adel Nikjoo (2021) Factors affecting international tourists’ intention to use local mobile apps in online purchase, Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 26:12, 1285-1301, DOI:

Factors affecting international tourists’ intention to use local mobile apps in online purchase

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Author: Hatamifar, Pezhman1; Ghaderi, Zahed2; Nikjoo, Adel1
Organizations: 1Geography Unit, The University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2Department of Tourism, Collège of Arts & Social Science, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman
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Version: published version
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Language: English
Published: Informa, 2021
Publish Date: 2021-12-08


Previous research investigated factors affecting the intention of international tourists to use smartphone apps in online buying under normal conditions. However, this intention has not yet been examined under different circumstances and in sanction-ridden and crisis-affected destinations. Moreover, previous studies have not examined the differences between different generations using multiple group analysis (MGA) on how the intention of tourists using Smartphone apps affects their buying behavior when the control variables change. This study attempts to fill this gap by surveying 385 international tourists in Isfahan, Iran. This study has both theoretical and managerial implications and introduces directions for future research.

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Series: Asia Pacific journal of tourism research
ISSN: 1094-1665
ISSN-E: 1741-6507
ISSN-L: 1094-1665
Volume: 26
Issue: 12
Pages: 1285 - 1301
DOI: 10.1080/10941665.2021.1983626
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 519 Social and economic geography
Copyright information: © 2021 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (, which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.