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The Evolution of Gay Travel Research


Vorobjovas-Pinta, O and Hardy, A, The Evolution of Gay Travel Research, International Journal of Tourism Research, 18 pp. 409-416 . ISSN 1099-2340 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1002/jtr.2059


This paper explores literature relating to the gay travel market. It argues that the current discourse in this area has largely concentrated on the demand–led approaches such as the motivations and demographic profiles of gay travellers and the use of gay space. However, in light of societal change as well as the increasing role of technology, there is a need to revisit the demographic, motivational and behavioural characteristics of gay travellers, particularly in the context of their use of gay space. With this in mind, this paper highlights a number of significant opportunities for future research into the gay travel market.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Tourism
Research Field:Tourist behaviour and visitor experience
Objective Division:Commercial Services and Tourism
Objective Group:Tourism services
Objective Field:Socio-cultural issues in tourism
UTAS Author:Vorobjovas-Pinta, O (Dr Oscar Vorobjovas-Pinta)
UTAS Author:Hardy, A (Associate Professor Anne Hardy)
ID Code:101986
Year Published:2016 (online first 2015)
Web of Science® Times Cited:42
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2015-07-22
Last Modified:2018-03-16

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