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This paper argues that backpackers construct their dissociation from conventional tourists along symbolic, i.e. ideological, lines. With this dissociation, it can be seen that the backpacker community, while neither a real subculture nor an ethnic group, displays characteristic features of both,...

Author(s)
Welk, P.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
The global nomad: backpacker travel in theory and practice, 2004, pp 77-91
Abstract

This paper addresses the issue of the budget traveler (backpacker) as compared to mainstream tourists, highlighting travel motivations, subjective judgments of risk, tourist worries and tourists' self identifications. A total of 1880 tourists to Norway participated in the study, of which 211 were...

Author(s)
Larsen, S.; Øgaard, T.; Brun, W.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 2011, 38, 2, pp 690-707
Abstract

Purpose - This study aimed to investigate the direct and indirect relationship of utilitarian motivation, hedonic motivation and self-identity to travelers' attitude toward travel mobile application usage using the technology acceptance model (TAM). In addition, this study identified the...

Author(s)
Im, J. Y.; Hancer, M.
Publisher
Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, Bingley, UK
Citation
Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology, 2014, 5, 2, pp 177-193
Abstract

This paper argues that before the tourism industry can truly individualize products, experiences, and niche markets successfully, we need to better understand exactly what benefits a tourist is seeking to obtain through the symbolic consumption of tourist products. This study has made the first...

Author(s)
Gazley, A.; Watling, L.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2015, 32, 6, pp 639-655
Abstract

The purpose of this study is to offer an analysis of the tourist experience through a focus on 'epiphany', which is conceptualized as an interactional moment that creates change and transformation in self-identity. We suggest that an epiphany in tourism can be understood by analysing its links with ...

Author(s)
Wearing, S. L.; McDonald, M.; Ankor, J.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Recreation Research, 2016, 41, 2, pp 157-167
Abstract

This article examines the discursive structure of several popular travel blogs to understand the relationship between authenticity and self-branding. Instances of present-day "canonical" blogs are examined, showing up high on Google searches, attracting significant audiences, and featuring on "best ...

Author(s)
Nuenen, T. van
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Tourist Studies, 2016, 16, 2, pp 192-212
Abstract

As all cultures 'dress' the body through clothing, tattooing and other forms of body adornment such as cosmetics, dress offers a useful lens through which to explore the ways in which identities are constituted in modern leisure and tourism cultures. An analysis of the dress and embodied...

Author(s)
O'Regan, M.
Publisher
Routledge, Melbourne, Australia
Citation
Annals of Leisure Research, 2016, 19, 3, pp 329-346
Abstract

"Qiongyou" is a concept creatively invented by Chinese travelers and widely reported in public, which literally means "poor travel" in Chinese. Its slogan "one can travel even though he has no money" not only challenges the traditional Chinese travel culture "qiongjia fulu" indicating that one...

Author(s)
Xie Jia; Zhu Xuan
Publisher
Tourism College of Beijing Union University, Beijing, China
Citation
Tourism Tribune, 2019, 34, 1, pp 124-135
Abstract

This study applied self-enhancement construct, enhancing self-concepts as inner and egoistic value, to investigate whether luxury value serves to enforce or reinforce luxury air travelers' self-enhancement, and examine how face consciousness influences the relationships between self-enhancement and ...

Author(s)
Choi SooYoung; Kim JoonHyeong [Kim, J. H. J.]; Choe YunSeok; Hyun SungHyup; Kim InSin
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2020, 37, 2, pp 200-216

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