Examining Consumer's Intention to Adopt AI-Chatbots in Tourism Using Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling Method

Farrukh Rafiq, Nikhil Dogra, Mohd Adil, Jei-Zheng Wu
2022 Mathematics  
Artificial intelligence (AI) is an important link between online consumers and the tourism industry. AI-chatbots are the latest technological advancement that have shaped the tourism industry. AI-chatbots are a relatively new technology in the hospitality and tourism industries, but little is known about their use. The study aims to identify factors influencing AI-chatbot adoption and their use in improving customer engagement and experiences. Using an offline survey, researchers collected data
more » ... from 530 respondents. Using the structural equation modeling technique, the conceptual model was empirically tested. According to the results, the S-O-R theoretical framework is suitable for evaluating chatbot adoption intentions. Additionally, the structural model supported the ten hypotheses, validating the suggested directions of substantial impacts. In addition to practitioners and tourism managers, this study also has broad implications for scholars.
doi:10.3390/math10132190 fatcat:z6bi7lu7ozapdi5kbcyeiakpsa