The Fits-Like-a-Glove Model and destination activities of Slow Food members

Lee, Kuan-Huei, Scott, Noel and Packer, Jan (2014) The Fits-Like-a-Glove Model and destination activities of Slow Food members. Current Issues in Tourism, 18 3: 286-290. doi:10.1080/13683500.2014.909389


Author Lee, Kuan-Huei
Scott, Noel
Packer, Jan
Title The Fits-Like-a-Glove Model and destination activities of Slow Food members
Journal name Current Issues in Tourism   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1368-3500
1747-7603
Publication date 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13683500.2014.909389
Open Access Status
Volume 18
Issue 3
Start page 286
End page 290
Total pages 5
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract How do tourists decide whether to undertake destination activities that are similar or different to those they usually do at home? Based on in-depth interviews, this paper examines activities at home and in the destination undertaken by members of the Slow Food movement. The results suggest their food activities were similar at home and in the destination. The Fits-Like-A-Glove model provides a theoretical explanation of this behaviour as it views each individual choice as influenced by habitus, that is, in the moment of decision-making, the individual depends on prior social and historical forces that shape his/her experience. Slow Food members were influenced by their habitus to choose their destination activities. This model is recommended for future studies to explore the relationship between activities at home and in the destination of other interest groups.
Keyword Destination activity
FLAG
Habitus
Slow Food
Travel motivation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 16 April 2014.

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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