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The relationship between tourism and photography has long been subject to academic scrutiny. However, the extent research has adopted a primarily Western perspective, exploring the photographic practices of Western tourists. Conversely, more limited academic attention has been paid to the...

Author(s)
Li MoHan; Sharpley, R.; Gammon, S.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2019, 22, 5, pp 505-521
Abstract

Tourists' perceptions of genuine hospitality may be molded by hosts' readiness and capacity to offer 'philoxenia'. This study sought to explore whether the most generous and benevolent form of hospitality, 'philoxenia', is currently attainable. Rural tourism is a fitting context because it allows...

Author(s)
Christou, P.; Sharpley, R.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2019, 72, pp 39-51
Abstract

Japan is scheduled to host several major international sporting events in the next four years including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Its sport tourism sector is therefore well positioned for expansion but the issue of sustainability needs to be addressed. This research note sets out to clarify what...

Author(s)
Hinch, T.; Ito, E.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Planning and Development, 2018, 15, 1, pp 96-101
Abstract

Whaling in Japan suffers from entrenched positions by leadership, resigned to permanent disagreement (International Whaling Panel Discussion), as well as "activist impotence" observed in the failure to create dialogue or change policy. Australian Prime Minister Turnbull sites a difference of...

Author(s)
Wearne, S.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Planning and Development, 2018, 15, 1, pp 89-95
Abstract

This article explores the transition in the mountain tourism landscape of Japan through two instructive case studies from the North Japan Alps. Before Japan's modernization, mountains were considered sacred places and consequently they were out of bounds for commoners. During the early...

Author(s)
Chakraborty, A.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Planning and Development, 2018, 15, 1, pp 82-88
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This article presents a genealogy of domestic surf tourism development in contemporary Japan. Drawing on two months' ethnographic fieldwork conducted between July and August 2016, and participant observation during three years working, living and surfing in the area, I trace the historical...

Author(s)
Doering, A.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Planning and Development, 2018, 15, 1, pp 68-81
Abstract

Despite increasing research in dark tourism, few attempts have been made to explore local community perceptions of becoming the object of the dark tourist gaze, an issue that is of particular relevance at disaster sites given the potential sensitivity of local people to the intrusion of tourists in ...

Author(s)
Wright, D.; Sharpley, R.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2018, 21, 14, pp 1569-1585
Abstract

Cultural events have emerged as a destination instrument for sharing local folk culture with visitors, aspiring to provide them with satisfying experiences at the same time as conveying socioeconomic benefits to the local community. However, studies of the visitor satisfaction process as a measure...

Author(s)
Christou, P.; Sharpley, R.; Farmaki, A.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Putnam Valley, USA
Citation
Event Management, 2018, 22, 2, pp 255-269
Abstract

Photographs have long been used as a means of interpretation at museums and other tourism attractions, including dark tourism sites. Typically, such photographs are documentary, recording or depicting subjects relevant to the theme of the site. Less common, however, is the use of representational...

Author(s)
Wright, D.; Sharpley, R.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Recreation Research, 2018, 43, 2, pp 161-174
Abstract

Over the last three decades, information and communication technologies have advanced rapidly and continue to do so. Nowadays, the popularity and spread of socalled Smart Media Technologies (SMT) is not only transforming the lives of tourists around the world in general, but is impacting on the...

Author(s)
Qurashi, J.; Sharpley, R.
Publisher
Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Irish Republic
Citation
International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage, 2018, 6, 3, pp 37-48

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