Tourism and identity-related motivations: why am I here (and not there)?

Bond, Nigel and Falk, John (2013) Tourism and identity-related motivations: why am I here (and not there)?. International Journal of Tourism Research, 15 5: 430-442. doi:10.1002/jtr.1886

Author Bond, Nigel
Falk, John
Title Tourism and identity-related motivations: why am I here (and not there)?
Journal name International Journal of Tourism Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1099-2340
Publication date 2013-09-01
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/jtr.1886
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 15
Issue 5
Start page 430
End page 442
Total pages 13
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This paper examines past and present literature relating to identity development and identity-related tourism motivation. It presents a theoretical model of identity-related tourism motivation that is based on multidimensional rather than unidimensional theories of identity as well as acknowledging both individual and social influences on identity development. It is argued that identity-related motivations are fundamental to all tourist experiences and vital to understanding not only why individuals engage in tourism but what benefits they derive from the experience, suggesting that tourism is often used by individuals as a means to explore, maintain and even disengage from particular aspects of identity.
Keyword Identity
Identity development
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 15 April 2012.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Created: Fri, 05 Apr 2013, 18:49:28 EST by Mr Nigel Bond on behalf of School of Tourism