Non-Commercial Homestay;an exploration of encounters and experiences of guests visiting the UK.

Farbrother, C., 2010. Non-Commercial Homestay;an exploration of encounters and experiences of guests visiting the UK. In: CHME National Research Conference , 5-7 May 2010, University of Surrey, Horsley Towers, Surrey, England.

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Abstract

This paper explores the experiences of tourists travelling within the UK using hosts through the web based non commercial homestay organisations. The author, as a host explores the guests’ expectations, experiences and views on hospitality within this unique but growing form of accommodation. In order to ascertain the benefits to the guest, within non commercial homestay it is necessary to review the concept of value for the guest, explore the different forms or dimensions of hospitality, and ascertain levels of reciprocity within the host guest relationship. The paper shows that reciprocity within this hospitality context is asymmetrical and that the sacrifice made by the guest is to the benefit of the host be it non financial.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Noncommercial homestay; hospitableness; asymmetric hospitality; reciprocity.
Subjects:Technology > Business, Management and Marketing
Social Sciences > Tourism
Social Sciences > Commerce
Group:School of Tourism > International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research
ID Code:15193
Deposited By:Mr Crispin Farbrother
Deposited On:14 Jun 2010 20:58
Last Modified:07 Mar 2013 15:32

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