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Routledge handbook of the tourist experience, edited by Richard Sharpley - (pbk.)

Routledge Handbook of the Tourist Experience offers a comprehensive synthesis of contemporary research on the tourist experience. It draws together multidisciplinary perspectives from leading tourism scholars to explore emergent tourist behaviours and motivations. This handbook provides up-to-date, critical discussions of established and emergent themes and issues related to the tourist experience from a primarily socio-cultural perspective. It opens with a detailed introduction which lays down the framework used to examine the dynamic parameters of the tourist experience. Organised into five thematic sections, chapters seek to build and enhance knowledge and understanding of the significance and meaning of diverse elements of the tourist experience. Section 1 conceptualises and understands the tourist experience through an exploration of conventional themes such as tourism as authentic and spiritual experience, as well as emerging themes such as tourism as an embodied experience. Section 2 investigates the new, developing tourist demands and motivations, and a growing interest in the travel career. Section 3 considers the significance, motives, practices and experiences of different types of tourists and their roles such as the tourist as photographer. Section 4 discusses the relevance of ‘place’ to the tourist experience by exploring the relationship between tourism and place. The last section, Section 5, scrutinises the role of the tourist in creating their experiences through themes such as ‘transformations in the tourist role’ from passive receiver of experiences to co-creator of experiences, and ‘external mediators in creating tourist experiences'. This handbook is the first to fill a notable gap in the tourism literature and collate within a single volume critical insights into the diverse elements of the tourist experience today. It will be of key interest to academics and students across the fields of tourism, hospitality management, geography, marketing and consumer behaviour
Table Of Contents
Introduction -- SECTION 1 Dimensions of the contemporary tourist experience -- 1 Tourism, the tourist experience and postmodernity: theory, application and research -- 2 Experiencing tourism: experiencing happiness? -- 3 The emotional dimension of the tourist experience -- 4 Building the orchestra model of tourist experience, integration and examples -- 5 The interrelationship between tourist satisfaction and experiences: how does one contribute to the other? -- 6 Evolving authenticity into the magical realm of fantasy-based third-order simulacra -- 7 Tourist experiences: liminal, liminoid or just doing something different? -- 8 Finding flow in the travel experience -- 9 Tourist experiences as attention products -- 10 Tourist experience: a semiotic perspective -- 11 Performing beyond the view: embodiment and tourist experiences -- 12 Tourism: a spiritual experience? -- SECTION 2 Tourist demand and motivation -- 13 The Ulysses factor revisited: consolidating the travel career pattern approach to tourist motivation -- 14 The experienced tourist: proposing a new tourist typology -- 15 Tourist motivation: a critical overview -- SECTION 3 Tourist roles and experiences -- 16 Traveller, tourist and the 'lost art of travelling': the debate continues -- 17 Mass tourism and personal experiences -- 18 Backpacker tourist experiences: temporal, spatial and cultural perspectives -- 19 Volunteer tourism: 'It's no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then' -- 20 Feelin' Groovy: exploring slow(ness) in tourism experience -- 21 Ecotourist experience: myth or reality? -- 22 Is it just the music?: understanding the atmosphere in festivalgoers' experience at British rock music festivals -- 23 The film-induced tourism experience -- 24 Remembrancing, remembrance gangs and co-opted encounters: loading and reloading dark tourism experiences -- 25 Frontier tourism: transcendence through trial -- 26 Creating wellness tourism experiences -- 27 Seeking the unusual but sustainable: scuba diving experience -- 28 Religious tourism: a spiritual or touristic experience? -- 29 The contemporary cruise tourist experience -- 30 Key components of sport tourist experiences -- 31 Photography and the tourist experience: from cameras to smartphones -- 32 Accessible tourist experiences -- SECTION 4 The tourist experience and place -- 33 Marketing a sense of place to tourists: a critical perspective -- 34 The importance of built heritage in the English seaside experience -- 35 Island tourist experiences -- 36 Delivering appealing and competitive rural wine tourism experiences -- 37 Wilderness tourism: nature-based tourist experiences in wild places -- SECTION 5 Creating and mediating the tourist experience -- 38 Designing the tourist experience: a marketing perspective -- 39 Tourist experience: a marketing perspective -- 40 Value co-creation in tourism eco-systems: operant and operand resources -- 41 Place-based education, cemetery visitation and the tourist experience -- 42 Service experiences and innovation in the hospitality industry -- 43 Tour guides as mediators of commemoration, education and holiday making: the anthropology of the dark tourism experience in Berlin -- 44 Experience design in the smart tourism destination -- Index
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxvi, 636 p.), ill.
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