Understanding tourist perspectives in creative tourism

Tan, Siow Hooi and Tan, Siow Kian (2015) Understanding tourist perspectives in creative tourism. Current Issues in Tourism. ISSN 1747-7603

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Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1368350...


This study explores the interactions of tourists with their surrounding socio-material factors at creative tourism sites in Taiwan. Creativity is generated through the interactions of tourists with the tutor, activity, or the environment; and there is a close relationship between individuals and these socio-material factors. However, how these factors interact has been understudied. Q-methodology was employed to uncover the various perspectives of tourists to determine the important factors that are concerned about when participating in creative activities. Three groups of tourists were identified: relaxers, sensation-seekers, and existential-type. Relaxers emphasize environmental issues and characteristics of the activity, sensation-seekers emphasize tutor-related issues, and existential-type tourists emphasize the characteristics of the activity itself.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2015 04:13
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2015 04:13
URI: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/6091

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