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Tourists' online and face-to-face social contact and destination immersion.

Fan, D. X.F., Buhalis, D. and Lin, B., 2019. Tourists' online and face-to-face social contact and destination immersion. e-Review of Tourism Research, 16 (2-3), 224 - 233.

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Tourism is stated to provide a process of transition. Tourists are claimed to enter a liminal space when traveling. Along with the development of the internet, the liminal sense of tourism has been greatly haunted by the advanced communication technology. The current study, adopting a qualitative approach, explored tourists' online and on-site social contact when traveling with different groups. A six-fold tourist typology was established to portrait their behavioural patterns with robust theoretical evidence supported. A contact-liminality nexus was also developed to indicate different tourist types' tendency between their original zone and the liminal zone. Both theoretical contributions and practical implications were discuss

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:online social contact, face-to-face social contact, destination immersion, liminality, contact-liminality nexus
Group:Bournemouth University Business School
ID Code:32070
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:19 Mar 2019 12:36
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:15


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