Consuming post-disaster destinations: The case of Sichuan, China.

Biran, A., Liu, W., Li, G. and Eichhorn, V., 2014. Consuming post-disaster destinations: The case of Sichuan, China. Annals of Tourism Research, 47, 1 - 17.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2014.03.004

Abstract

Addressing the call for a better understanding of tourist behavior in relation to post-disaster destinations, this study explores the motivations and intentions of potential domestic tourists (from non-hit areas) to visit Sichuan, China in the aftermath of an earthquake. Drawing on dark tourism theories, this study offers a more comprehensive insight into the consumption of post-disaster destinations, aiming to capture the impact of the changes to the destination’s attributes on tourist behavior. The findings move beyond the common approach to tourism recovery, which solely focuses on reviving the traditional ‘‘non-dark’’ products. This study reveals the importance of newly formed dark attributes that emerge from the disaster as another means to destination recovery, reflected in the emergence of new tourist segments.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Disaster ; Destination recovery ; Dark tourism ; Motivation ; Intention
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:Faculty of Management
ID Code:21262
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:26 Aug 2014 15:33
Last Modified:02 Aug 2016 11:53

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