Hedonic consumption and consumer value in travel

Cynthia M. Webster, Vanessa A. Rennie

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More and more, consumers are indulging in products and services purely for their hedonic benefits. To explore consumer value in hedonic consumption experiences, the Consumer Value Typology (Holbrook 1986, 1995), in conjunction with the Subjective Personal Introspection approach, is applied to pleasurable experiences captured in travel photographs. Results show that hedonic consumption is much more than self-indulgence and immediate gratification. Certainly, play and aesthetics are valued, but so are competency, effort and efficiency. Relationships and sharing, as well as individual growth and development, are all important aspects of pleasure.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAustralia and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference 2008
Subtitle of host publicationmarketing : shifting the focus from mainstream to offbeat
EditorsDaniela Spanjaard, Sara Denize, Neeru Sharma
Place of PublicationSydney
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)1863081445
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventAustralian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference (2008) - Sydney
Duration: 1 Dec 20083 Dec 2008


ConferenceAustralian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference (2008)


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