Tourism research: building from other disciplines
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Tourism as a field of study is challenged to identify a theoretical core and disciplinary boundaries. While the phenomena of tourism may be considered a system of interlinked parts, the scholarly body of knowledge of tourism may be described as a mosaic of knowledge. This paper identifies a number of methodological problems that tourism research must address. We further propose that future study should focus its attention on core issues of tourism related to the consumer's pursuit of difference in their travel. Further, these core issues should be addressed using the most appropriate disciplinary theory and methodology providing the data needed to produce a holistic picture for deeper analysis.
Tourism Recreation Research
© 2015 Taylor & Francis (Routledge). This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Tourism Recreation Research on 02 Apr 2015, available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02508281.2015.1005926
Tourism not elsewhere classified