The travel motivations and experiences of female Vietnamese solo travellers

Authors: Osman, H., Brown, L. and Phung, T.M.T.

Journal: Tourist Studies

Volume: 20

Issue: 2

Pages: 248-267

eISSN: 1741-3206

ISSN: 1468-7976

DOI: 10.1177/1468797619878307

Abstract:

Solo travel is a growing trend, a significant proportion made up of international students who take solo trips during their study abroad. However there is limited empirical research on the Asian proportion of this growing market. This study explores the main motivations and constraints of 10 female Vietnamese students’ solo travellers through in-depth interviews. The findings indicate that travel motivations can be categorised into personal factors, such as freedom and flexibility, self-empowerment, independence and exploration, and social interaction factors including a lack of companions and meeting new people. Travel constraints relate to being female and alone and being of Asian descent. This research extends understanding of this important market segment. As a result, tourism providers and destination marketing organisation (DMOs) can capitalise by developing their products and marketing.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/32655/

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The travel motivations and experiences of female Vietnamese solo travellers

Authors: Osman, H., Brown, L. and Phung, T.M.T.

Journal: TOURIST STUDIES

Volume: 20

Issue: 2

Pages: 248-267

eISSN: 1741-3206

ISSN: 1468-7976

DOI: 10.1177/1468797619878307

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/32655/

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The Travel Motivations and Experiences of Female Vietnamese Solo Travellers

Authors: Brown, L., Osman, H. and Trung, P.

Journal: Tourist Studies: An International Journal

Publisher: SAGE

ISSN: 1468-7976

Abstract:

Solo travel is a growing trend, a significant proportion made up of international students who take solo trips during their study abroad. However there is limited empirical research on the Asian proportion of this growing market. This study explores the main motivations and constraints of ten female Vietnamese students’ solo travellers through in-depth interviews.

The findings indicate that travel motivations can be categorised into personal factors, such as freedom and flexibility, self-empowerment, independence and exploration; and social interaction factors including a lack of companions and meeting new people. Travel constraints relate to being female and alone and being of Asian descent. This research extends understanding of this important market segment. As a result, tourism providers and Destination Marketing Organisation (DMOs) can capitalize by developing their products and marketing.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/32655/

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