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The female tourist experience in Egypt as an Islamic destination.

Brown, L. and Osman, H., 2017. The female tourist experience in Egypt as an Islamic destination. Annals of Tourism Research, 63, 12 - 22.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2016.12.005


In Islamic destinations female tourists face the added challenge of negotiating their way through male constructed local norms. This paper fills the gap in gender and tourism research with a focus on female tourists’ experiences in Egypt as an Islamic destination, outlining the diverse ways in which gender shapes and influences their experiences. A qualitative approach was taken to explore women's coping strategies with the male sexualised gaze that they encountered during their holiday in Egypt, and sheds light on measures taken towards safeguarding themselves. Their experiences were highly influenced and often involuntarily altered by unwanted male attention and sexual harassment, as the women felt the need to fit into local female norms of behaviour in order to safeguard themselves.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Female tourists; Gender; Egypt; Islam; Sexual harassment; Coping
Group:Bournemouth University Business School
ID Code:26314
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:17 Jan 2017 14:51
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:02


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