wine consumption, wine tourism, consumer involvement, California
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Chinese Consumers' Involvement in Wine Consumption and Their Willingness to Visit Wineries in California
This research fills a gap in wine tourism literature, taking into account the effects of consumers’ involvement in the pre-purchase stages on their willingness to visit wineries in California or in a foreign country. The theoretical framework presented in this paper provides support for a strong linkage between product involvement, consumption, and eventual propensity to visit a wine destination. As of this writing this paper constitutes the first of its kind econometric study of these effects.