lnu.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Understanding the influence of interpersonal relationships on identity and tourism travel
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship. School of Tourism, Bournemouth University , Fern Barrow, Poole , BH12 5BB , United Kingdom.
School of Tourism, Bournemouth University , Fern Barrow, Poole , BH12 5BB , United Kingdom.
School of Tourism, Bournemouth University , Fern Barrow, Poole , BH12 5BB , United Kingdom.
2013 (English)In: Anatolia: An International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research, ISSN 1300-4220, Vol. 24, no 1, 30-39 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Travel plays a part in shaping the perception of self through experiences of other people and places. “Finding yourself” through travel has been widely discussed in the tourism literature; however, relatively little has been documented about how identity can influence an individual's travel choices. This paper investigates the role of interpersonal relationships in shaping identity and influencing tourism mobility. To gain insight into identity, there must be an understanding of the narratives used to create and affirm identities. A narrative interview method was used with 22 participants. The findings demonstrate how interpersonal relationships shape the self and identity which can have an impact on a tourist's travel behaviour. The analysis explores the role played by visiting friends and relatives and the impact on identity and travel. It also addresses how travel is used to enhance relationships through physical and emotional connectedness. This can lead to people undertaking travel they do not desire.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 24, no 1, 30-39 p.
Keyword [en]
tourism travel, interpersonal relationships, identity, tourism behaviour
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Tourism
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-24157DOI: 10.1080/13032917.2012.762313OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-24157DiVA: diva2:604910
Available from: 2013-02-12 Created: 2013-02-08 Last updated: 2014-12-15Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Hibbert, Julia F.
By organisation
Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship
In the same journal
Anatolia: An International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research
Economics and Business

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Altmetric score

Total: 87 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf