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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 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