An investigation into the impact of vacation travel on the tourist

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dc.contributor.author Alexander, Zoe
dc.contributor.author Bakir, Ali
dc.contributor.author Wickens, Eugenia
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-28T08:37:14Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-28T08:37:14Z
dc.date.issued 2012-05-28
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/400
dc.description.abstract International Journal of Tourism Research, 12(5), 574-590, DOI: 10.1002/jtr.777 2010 This paper explored the impact of vacation travel on the ‘self’ using a questionnaire survey and interviews. Vacation travel emerged as a form of learning about the self, a journey of self-discovery rather than self-recovery. Travel impacts are predominantly self-centered, producing changes that provide opportunities for personal growth. Experiences leading to these changes are mainly infl uenced by interactions with the ‘other’. Importantly, no significant association was found between personality type and being impacted, and no difference was found between a pleasurable and a miserable experience and being impacted. Both fi ndings offer a contribution to knowledge and a platform for further research. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. en_US
dc.subject Vacation travel en_US
dc.subject Impact en_US
dc.subject Self en_US
dc.subject Tourist en_US
dc.subject Experience en_US
dc.subject Personality en_US
dc.subject Self-discovery en_US
dc.title An investigation into the impact of vacation travel on the tourist en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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