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Charterturisme som en produkt: en sociologisk analyse af agens i oplevelsesøkonomien
Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus Universitet.
2011 (Danish)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 48, no 2, 29-42 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Charter tourism as a product: a sociological analysis of agency in the experience economy

In recent years charter tourism as a convenient and cost-effective mode of travelling has been declining. This may be related to dominating societal ideals promoting self-actualization, individual exploration and spontaneity. However, not much is known about the development of ideals and practices among charter tourists. By use of ethnographic fieldwork methodology, including pre-departure and post-travel telephone interviews, this exploratory study investigated a group of Danish charter tourists travelling to Gran Canaria. Results show that the charter tourists were active in navigating between a series of central dilemmas posed by the consumption of a mass product in an individualized societal context, thereby shaping their experiences to form a desirable tourist product.

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Sveriges sociologförbund , 2011. Vol. 48, no 2, 29-42 p.
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charter tourism, individualism, ethnography, tourist product
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-17429OAI: diva2:812507

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