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dc.contributor.authorLamont, Matthewen_US
dc.contributor.authorKennelly, Millicenten_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:11:36Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:11:36Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2012-02-10T01:38:42Z
dc.identifier.issn15442721en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3727/154427211X13044361606333en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/41503
dc.description.abstractThe term "event travel career" describes how highly involved and/or committed persons pursue a career of travel to organized events linked to their preferred leisure activity. The introduction of this significant, discretionary social role may lead to individuals experiencing dilemmas in prioritizing between day-to-day needs and desires and those of their event travel career. This article discusses how the concepts of competing priorities and opportunity costs are useful in understanding constraints faced by serious leisurists pursuing an event travel career. The sport of triathlon was chosen as a context in which to examine these concepts. A textual analysis of postings to an Australian online forum for triathletes was undertaken over 4 weeks. The data supported the contention that persons who train for and travel to triathlon events face significant resource-related constraints in the form of competing priorities. Three domains where the triathletes encountered competing priorities in their lives were identified: intrapersonal, interpersonal, and structural. In terms of negotiating constraints presented by their competing priorities, the triathletes appeared willing to accept a range of opportunity costs in order to maintain momentum in their event travel career. This study contributes to enhancing knowledge regarding constraints faced by serious leisurists in a tourism context, and also in understanding the broader implications of constraints negotiation at the individual level.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherCognizant communicationen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom85en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto97en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2-3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalTourism Review Internationalen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume14en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommerce, Management, Tourism and Services not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode159999en_US
dc.titleI Can't do Everything! Competing Priorities as Constraints in Triathlon Event Travel Careersen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2011 Cognizant Communication Corporation. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2011
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