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Chapter 12 Tourism and the Individual

DOI: 10.23912/9781911635352-4736

ISBN: 9781911635352

Published: December 2020

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Published in: Tourism Theories, Concepts and Models

Parent DOI: 10.23912/9781911635352-4280



Tourism is a socially selective activity. While we may think that everybody has an opportunity to travel this is clearly not the case. Further, even among those who do travel, social, personal and demographic factors exert a significant effect on both propensity to and intensity of travel. This chapter examines a range of factors that influence tourism propensity and intensity among individuals. It begins with a definition of these terms and them explores barriers to participation, the traditional leisure paradox and how it affects tourism, and finally the role of generational cohort theory and tourism activity.

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McKercher, B. & Prideaux, B. (2020) "Chapter 12 Tourism and the Individual" In: McKercher, B. & Prideaux, B. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/9781911635352-4736


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