The Fits-Like-A-Glove model and destination activities of Slow Food members
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How do tourists decide whether to undertake destination activities that are similar or different to those they usually do at home? Based on in-depth interviews, this paper examines activities at home and in the destination undertaken by members of the Slow Food movement. The results suggest their food activities were similar at home and in the destination. The Fits-Like-A-Glove model provides a theoretical explanation of this behaviour as it views each individual choice as influenced by habitus, that is, in the moment of decision-making, the individual depends on prior social and historical forces that shape his/her experience. Slow Food members were influenced by their habitus to choose their destination activities. This model is recommended for future studies to explore the relationship between activities at home and in the destination of other interest groups.
Current Issues in Tourism
© 2015 Taylor & Francis (Routledge). This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Current Issues in Tourism on 16 Apr 2014, available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13683500.2014.909389
Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience