Attitudes of Potential Inbound Visitors to the Maldives Towards an Anti-Tourist Incident
MetadataShow full item record
Portrayal of anti-tourist incidents in media and its influence on potential tourists' attitude towards tourism destinations have not been given prominence in tourism research. Using netnography, this paper explores the diverse range of emotions evoked among potential tourists upon viewing online videos and reading news about an anti-tourist incident. The influence it has on potential tourists' destination image and travel decisions are explored. it is postulated that a third dimension of 'the tourist gaze' (Urry, 1990) is present when potential tourists are confronted with anti-tourist incidents. implications and future research suggestions are presented.
CAUTHE 2013: Tourism and Global Change: On the Edge of Something Big
© 2013 CAUTHE. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the conference's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Tourism not elsewhere classified
Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience