An investigation into the impact of vacation travel on the tourist

Alexander, Zoe, Bakir, Ali and Wickens, Eugenia (2010) An investigation into the impact of vacation travel on the tourist. International Journal of Tourism Research, 12 (5). pp. 574-590. ISSN 1522-1970

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Abstract

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 influenced 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 findings offer a contribution to knowledge and a platform for further research.

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Date Deposited: 28 May 2012 08:37
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 19:19
URI: http://bucks.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/9681

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