Analyzing the role of constraints and motivations behind traveling in the prediction of destination choice: Evidence from PLS-SEM and fsQCA

Kucukergin K. G., Caliskan C., Dedeoğlu B. B., Birinci M. C.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TOURISM RESEARCH, vol.23, no.6, pp.1191-1209, 2021 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/jtr.2479
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, ABI/INFORM, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, CAB Abstracts, Geobase, Hospitality & Tourism Complete, Hospitality & Tourism Index, Index Islamicus, Psycinfo, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.1191-1209
  • Keywords: destination choice, fsQCA, motivations, PLS-SEM, travel constraints
  • Erzincan Binali Yildirim University Affiliated: Yes


This study aims to examine the relationship among travel constraints, travel motivations, and destination choice via a multi-method approach. For this purpose, two studies and two analysis tools-PLS-SEM and fsQCA-were employed to conduct examinations in the context of two different target destinations (France and China). Findings revealed that travel constraints and travel motivations generally influenced destination choice. However, it was found that PLS-SEM and fsQCA results were not compatible for some relationships. In light of this and further findings, it was observed that the matter of destination choice is complex by nature.