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Researchers sometimes portray the tourist as someone who travels the world searching for authentic experiences and scorns both ‘being a tourist’ and other tourists. However, in drawing on two studies of seemingly mundane kinds of holidays, this article points to two under-researched dimensions....
In the context of business or human resource studies, research focusing on migrants has frequently documented the acculturation techniques of the ‘transnational elite’ in new geographical settings or their career progression expectations. Human geography and migration studies, on the contrary,...
For decades, mass tourism has been a widely used term in tourism research, and it still has no clearly agreed definition and content. There has been growing interest among scholars to address mass tourism from fresh viewpoints. This article aims to analyse theoretically and reconceptualize the...
This article examines from a European-Asian perspective the relationship between media representations and the tourist’s imagination. We use the case of Chinese tourists in Paris to investigate how these non-European tourists imagine Europe and how these imaginations are being realized,...
Leisure choices are expressive of individual agency around the maintenance of taste, boundaries, identity and community. This research article is part of a wider project designed to assess the social and cultural value of real-ale to tourism in the north of England. This article explores the...
Hottola introduced ‘culture confusion’ as a new theoretical model to overcome the inadequacies of Oberg’s ‘culture shock’. This article proposed culture unrest as a new conceptualization whereby culture shock is negotiated at home before the overseas trip begins. In the past years, the growing...
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