Present whilst absent: Home and the business tourist gaze

Authors: Willis, C., Ladkin, A., Jain, J. and Clayton, W.

Journal: Annals of Tourism Research

Volume: 63

Pages: 48-59

ISSN: 0160-7383

DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2016.10.008

Abstract:

This paper reflects on business travel as a contemporary form of mobility and how it relates to family life. Through qualitative research with business travellers, insights are gained into the role digital technology plays in enabling connections to home and family. The paper argues that technology affords a ‘business tourist gaze’, characterised by a focus on ‘home’ rather than ‘away’ as might be the case for leisure tourists. The paper discusses how, through the business tourist gaze, the boundaries between the everyday and the exotic are dissolved and the business traveller is disconnected from the destination, simultaneously absent whilst present both at the destination and at home. Theoretical understandings of the business tourist experience are offered.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/24871/

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Present whilst absent: Home and the business tourist gaze

Authors: Willis, C., Ladkin, A., Jain, J. and Clayton, W.

Journal: ANNALS OF TOURISM RESEARCH

Volume: 63

Pages: 48-59

ISSN: 0160-7383

DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2016.10.008

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/24871/

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Present while absent: Home and the business tourist gaze

Authors: Willis, C., Ladkin, A., Jain, J. and Clayton, W.

Journal: Annals of Tourism Research

ISSN: 1873-7722

Abstract:

This paper reflects on business travel as a contemporary form of mobility and how it relates to family life. Through qualitative research with business travellers, insights are gained into the role digital technology plays in enabling connections to home and family. The paper argues that technology affords a ‘business tourist gaze’, characterised by a focus on ‘home’ rather than ‘away’ as might be the case for leisure tourists. The paper discusses how, through the business tourist gaze, the boundaries between the everyday and the exotic are dissolved and the business traveller is disconnected from the destination, simultaneously absent whilst present both at the destination and at home. Theoretical understandings of the business tourist experience are offered.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/24871/

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Present whilst absent: Home and the business tourist gaze

Authors: Willis, C., Ladkin, A., Jain, J. and Clayton, W.

Journal: Annals of Tourism Research

Volume: 63

Issue: March

Pages: 48-59

ISSN: 1873-7722

Abstract:

This paper reflects on business travel as a contemporary form of mobility and how it relates to family life. Through qualitative research with business travellers, insights are gained into the role digital technology plays in enabling connections to home and family. The paper argues that technology affords a ‘business tourist gaze’, characterised by a focus on ‘home’ rather than ‘away’ as might be the case for leisure tourists. The paper discusses how, through the business tourist gaze, the boundaries between the everyday and the exotic are dissolved and the business traveller is disconnected from the destination, simultaneously absent whilst present both at the destination and at home. Theoretical understandings of the business tourist experience are offered.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/24871/

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