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Cover for Why, oh why, oh why, do people travel abroad?

This chapter discusses theoretical and methodological issues in researching tourist motivation and presents examples of some empirical studies of tourism motivation. These studies test/critique single, dual or multiple motivational hypotheses. The chapter concludes with some unresolved issues of...

Author(s)
Dann, G. M. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395030)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

This theoretical study seeks to unearth the many choices found in tourism from a perspective that views tourism as language with a concentration on paradox and oxymoron. After initially tracing the Greek etymology of these two terms, the focus is on paradoxical propositions that, although...

Author(s)
Dann, G. M. S.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Recreation Research, 2017, 42, 1, pp 2-10
Full TextCABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Why, oh why, oh why, do people travel abroad?

This chapter discusses theoretical and methodological issues in researching tourist motivation, and presents examples of some empirical studies on tourism motivation. These examples deal with variations in motivation, from single and dual to multiple (three or more).

Author(s)
Dann, G. M. S.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643489)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

This paper revisits the whole question of whether the study of tourism is a science, a discipline or a field. The argument is developed in seven stages. First, the notion of the science of tourism is explored, because, if tourism as a meta-discipline can be substantiated, then a fortiori it is no...

Author(s)
Dann, G. M. S.
Publisher
Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Citation
Acta Turistica, 2016, 28, 2, pp 117-150
Abstract

Popular summer holidaymaking in the mainstream and much-visited destination of Mallorca is segmented and versatile in terms of tourist motivations. This study demonstrates unanimous touristic interest in pleasant weather conditions and a majority emphasis on sociability, relaxation, and beach life, ...

Author(s)
Jacobsen, J. K. S.; Skogheim, R.; Dann, G. M. S.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Anatolia, 2015, 26, 2, pp 186-199
Abstract

Much of the academic treatment of tourism for the disabled typically focuses on those with bodily impairment and the ways that the industry responds to customer disability from a supply-side perspective. By contrast, the following account begins with demand and does so from the specific point of...

Author(s)
Dann, E.; Dann, G. M. S.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism Culture & Communication, 2013, 12, 2/3, pp 125-140
Abstract

This critical review analyses the pervasive and unjustifiable overuse of the word "clearly" in Anglophone daily life, to the point where it has become almost devoid of meaning. The argument proceeds in four stages. First, the etymology of "clearly" is explored by examining various dictionary and...

Author(s)
Dann, G. M. S.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism Culture & Communication, 2013, 12, 2/3, pp 141-157
Abstract

This paper undertakes a preliminary overview of the principal meanings ascribed to myth in tourism studies. It does so by transposing insights from three main categories of conceptual analysis as they relate to myth in general: religion, fantasy/falsehood and semiotics. In each case a few...

Author(s)
Dann, G. M. S.
Publisher
Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Citation
Acta Turistica, 2013, 25, 1, pp 21-57
Abstract

Inspired by insights from Topor's Le Locataire Chimérique (1964) and Roman Polanski's 1976 film version of The Tenant, this subjective account explores the hypothesis that because people own virtually nothing they are paradoxically attracted by a tourism which provides situations that are likewise...

Author(s)
Dann, G. M. S.
Publisher
Centre for Tourism Research & Development, Lucknow, India
Citation
Tourism Recreation Research, 2013, 38, 2, pp 203-212
Abstract

This edited volume attempts for the first time to show that the sociology of tourism, far from originating in the Anglophone world, had its beginnings in Continental Europe. By bringing together a number of well known experts from different European countries, it provides an anthology of key...

Author(s)
Dann, G. M. S.; Liebman Parrinello, G.
Publisher
Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, Bradford, UK
Citation
The sociology of tourism: European origins and developments, 2009, 12, pp xv + 466 pp.

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