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The intention of this article is to discuss and contrast two central aspects of a published interview with Zygmunt Bauman addressing the nature of 'the tourist syndrome' (Franklin, 2003). First, the tourist syndrome is a metaphor for contemporary living in liquid modernity and second, tourism is...

Author(s)
Heimtun, B.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Tourist Studies, 2007, 7, 3, pp 271-293
Abstract

In this paper I explore the power imbued in 'in situ bonding social capital' when on vacation by investigating midlife single women's experiences of eating out alone on holiday. In contrast to much tourism research which envisions eating out together on holiday as carefree and sociable experiences, ...

Author(s)
Heimtun, B.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Leisure Studies, 2010, 29, 2, pp 175-192
Abstract

Tourism is often portrayed by the tourism industry, tourists themselves and tourism scholars as a liminoid site of escape, happiness and freedom from constraint. For many, however, holidays do not live up to this expectation. This paper challenges the dominant tourism discourse of holidays as sites ...

Author(s)
Heimtun, B.; Jordan, F.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Tourist Studies, 2011, 11, 3, pp 271-290
Abstract

This article explores the social identities available to Norwegian midlife single women when on holiday. As inherent in their habitus, the social identity of a friend is a way of tackling tourism spaces that accommodate bonding. With friends women feel socially included as tourists and seldom...

Author(s)
Heimtun, B.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Gender, Place and Culture, 2012, 19, 1, pp 83-101
Abstract

This paper sheds light on the gendered meanings of bonding within the tourist experience. Its basis is a survey of young male and female single students, which demonstrates how they value being with, doing and sharing a holiday with their friends. The findings suggest complex gender power relations ...

Author(s)
Heimtun, B.; Abelsen, B.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2012, 15, 5, pp 425-439
Abstract

This quantitative research contributes to our understanding of the solo tourist experience by mapping young single students' (Norwegians aged 18-29) willingness to become solo travelers (11 different types of holidays). The major result is that these students are reluctant to travel solo,...

Author(s)
Heimtun, B.; Abelsen, B.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Putnam Valley, USA
Citation
Tourism Culture & Communication, 2013, 13, 3, pp 161-174
Abstract

Sparsely populated Arctic tourism destinations such as Finnish Lapland and Nordkapp (North Cape) in Norway depend upon mobile tourism workers in order to accommodate tourist flows in the peak season. In this article we explore the characteristics of these workers' mobilities, their relationships to ...

Author(s)
Tuulentie, S.; Heimtun, B.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2014, 14, 4, pp 367-384
Abstract

In this article I explore the complexities of emotions and affects imbuing Northern Lights tourism and how this informs the host/guest transactions performed in this context. I do this by focusing on how Northern Lights tour guides - through emotional labour and hospitality - engage with tourists'...

Author(s)
Heimtun, B.
Publisher
Intellect Books, Bristol, UK
Citation
Hospitality and Society, 2016, 6, 3, pp 223-241
Abstract

While many characteristics of tourism products are well known, relatively little work has explored elements of uncertainty and risk. Little is known about how tourism operators communicate aspects of uncertainty. This qualitative study uses content analysis to explore the language used in...

Author(s)
Heimtun, B.; Lovelock, B.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2017, 61, pp 63-69
Abstract

I explore filial duty in the holidays from a feminist perspective through the lens of the experiences that Norwegian midlife single women have of how this duty shapes intergenerational holidays and singlehood. Data was collected through interviews, diaries and autoethnograpical reflections. Filial...

Author(s)
Heimtun, B.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 2019, 76, pp 129-139