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Taking a walk: the female tourist experience.

Brown, L. and Lavrushkina, N., 2020. Taking a walk: the female tourist experience. Tourist Studies, 20 (3), 354 - 370.

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DOI: 10.1177/1468797620930036


This feminist, qualitative study explores the experiences of female tourists who like to walk during their holiday. The findings highlight that women’s full access to the benefits of walking whilst on holiday are constrained by their feelings of vulnerability and their perceptions of possible risk if walking alone, particularly at night and in isolated spaces. In order to cope with perceived risk, participants employed a number of safeguarding and self-surveillance strategies. This study therefore supports other research on female tourists that highlight the differences among male and female tourist experiences, and that point to the measures women take to keep themselves safe.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:benefits, constraints, risk, safeguarding, walking, women
Group:Bournemouth University Business School
ID Code:33957
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:04 May 2020 11:20
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:21


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