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The true journey home: transformations of the long-term traveller

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dc.contributor.author Tanasic, Aleksandra
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-19T23:06:40Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-10-30T22:33:35Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-19T23:06:40Z
dc.date.available 2022-10-30T22:33:35Z
dc.date.copyright 2000
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/26377
dc.description.abstract Why do people travel, and in what ways does it affect them? Perhaps there are as many answers as there are travellers. For although tourism literature is continually evolving endless categories, segments and typologies to reduce and simplify the tourism phenomenon into models and frameworks of a predictive nature, the essential characteristics of the individual traveller are still elusive. Tourism literature is focussed almost solely on interpreting tourism as an economic growth strategy for nation states, corporations or individuals. Travel then is measured in tourist flows by the million, overnight bed capacities, airline ticket sales and expenditure per capita, per day, per nationality. The tourism satellite account and multiplier become more important indicators than a smile or human contact between strangers. The societies travellers encounter have become merely contexts within which to consume tourist experiences. Each home society in turn is a consumable context to another set of travellers. The possibility of realigning tourism and travel as a more satisfying connection between stranger and host society is a key theme of this thesis. Society is more than a context, it is the breathing, sweating world of humanity in which we live. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.title The true journey home: transformations of the long-term traveller en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Recreation and Leisure Studies en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.level Masters en_NZ

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