A tourist typology of online and face-to-face social contact: Destination immersion and tourism encapsulation/decapsulation

Authors: Fan, X., Buhalis, D. and Lin, B.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/32561/

Journal: Annals of tourism research

Publisher: Elsevier

ISSN: 0160-7383

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Authors: Fan, D.X.F., Buhalis, D. and Lin, B.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/32561/

Journal: Annals of Tourism Research

Volume: 78

ISSN: 0160-7383

DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2019.102757

The sense of tourism encapsulation/decapsulation is increasingly determined by the level and type of connectivity enabled by advanced Information Communication Technology (ICT). This study explores tourists' online and face-to-face social contacts and their effects on travel experiences. A six-fold tourist typology is established, namely: Disconnected Immersive Traveller, Digital Detox Traveller, Diversionary Traveller, Dual Zone Traveller, Daily Life Controller and Social Media Addict. A contact–immersion nexus is also developed to indicate the attachment tendencies of different tourist types between their home and away zones. Theoretical contributions and practical implications are discussed.

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Authors: Fan, D.X.F., Buhalis, D. and Lin, B.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/32561/

Journal: ANNALS OF TOURISM RESEARCH

Volume: 78

ISSN: 0160-7383

DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2019.102757

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