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Exploring Well-being as a Tourism Product Resource.

Pyke, S., Hartwell, H., Blake, A. and Hemingway, A., 2016. Exploring Well-being as a Tourism Product Resource. Tourism Management, 55, 94 - 105.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.tourman.2016.02.004


This study employs a qualitative research approach where focus groups (n ¼ 11) with key stakeholders were used to understand how tourism investors view the concept of well-being in relation to tourism and the potential to use it as a tourism product resource. Findings validated by a wider group (n ¼ 50) exposed the barriers and enablers of implementing well-being in this way. The potential for businesses and policymakers to transform these barriers into enablers was also identified. In addition, study findings were mapped onto a robust model extracted from the public health sector and applied in a tourism context using a systems theory approach. This further highlighted the potential offered to the fields of public health and tourism in the concept of well-being, and demonstrated the well-being value of tourism. Data from this research will aid tourism business practice and development by embedding a well-being philosophy for tourism destinations' strategies.

Item Type:Article
Group:Bournemouth University Business School
ID Code:23217
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:08 Mar 2016 11:27
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 13:55


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