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A Tourist Typology of Online and Face-to-Face Social Contact: Destination Immersion and Tourism Encapsulation/Decapsulation.

Fan, X., Buhalis, D. and Lin, B., 2019. A Tourist Typology of Online and Face-to-Face Social Contact: Destination Immersion and Tourism Encapsulation/Decapsulation. Annals of tourism research, 78 (September), 102757.

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Abstract

The sense of tourism encapsulation/decapsulation is increasingly determined by the level and type of connectivity enabled by advanced Information Communication Technology (ICT). This study explores tourists’ online and face-to-face social contacts and their effects on travel experiences. A six-fold tourist typology is established, namely: Disconnected Immersive Traveller, Digital Detox Traveller, Diversionary Traveller, Dual Zone Traveller, Daily Life Controller and Social Media Addict. A contact–immersion nexus is also developed to indicate the attachment tendencies of different tourist types between their home and away zones. Theoretical contributions and practical implications are discussed.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0160-7383
Uncontrolled Keywords:online social contact; face-to-face social contact; contact–immersion nexus; tourism encapsulation/decapsulation
Group:Faculty of Management
ID Code:32561
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:22 Jul 2019 15:25
Last Modified:22 Jul 2019 15:25

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