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Not on vacation - triggering travel in response to trauma

conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Kylie Radel, Wendy Hillman
Motivations for travel have been understood as a function of vacation behaviour based on the premise of travel for leisure or pleasure. However, this focus on vacation as the principal motivator for travel has left a significant gap in understanding of traveller motivations where travel is undertaken in response to a trigger event that did not, at least initially, include leisure as the principal motivation. This qualitative, grounded theory study examined the travel motivations of individuals who had not ‘gone on vacation’. The travel trigger events that energise an individual’s motivations were categorised into three main types including; social and cultural, emotional or environmental events. It was found that these categories align with previous consumer behaviour research classification of situational, influential and reactional triggers.

History

Parent Title

CAUTHE 2013 : Tourism and Global Change: On the Edge of Something Big.

Start Page

657

End Page

667

Number of Pages

11

Start Date

01/01/2013

Finish Date

01/01/2013

ISBN-13

9780864762832

Location

Christchurch, NZ

Publisher

CAUTHE 2013 Lincoln University

Place of Publication

Christchurch, NZ

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Conference; Institute for Health and Social Science Research (IHSSR); School of Business and Law (2013- );

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education. Conference

Exports

CQUniversity

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