PARTicipative inquiry for tourist experience

Ingram, Claire and Caruana, Robert and McCabe, Scott (2017) PARTicipative inquiry for tourist experience. Annals of Tourism Research, 65 . pp. 13-24. ISSN 0160-7383

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Despite a wealth of research on the tourist experience, empirical evidence remains weak due to difficulties in data collection during people’s holidays. Tourist experience has thus primarily been analysed from a fixed point, such as prior motivations to travel or retrospective accounts. However, this obscures important information on tourists as they transition through the total experience. This paper presents participative inquiry as a novel methodology for the acquisition of data before, during and after the holiday; facilitating ‘prospective’, ‘active’ and ‘reflective’ triangulation (PART). We provide an empirical example of PARTicipative inquiry in practice, highlighting the benefits and challenges of this approach alongside the (otherwise) hidden insights it reveals into the responsible tourist experience.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Tourist experience, participative inquiry, triangulation, responsible tourism
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > Nottingham University Business School
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Depositing User: Howis, Jennifer
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2017 14:29
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2018 09:12

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