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Rethinking Gay Tourism: A Review of Literature


Vorobjovas-Pinta, O and Hardy, A, Rethinking Gay Tourism: A Review of Literature, CAUTHE 2014: Tourism and Hospitality in the Contemporary World: Trends, Changes and Complexity, 10-13 February 2014, Brisbane, pp. 635-644. ISBN 9780987050755 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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This paper presents an exploratory overview of the emergence of gay travel market as well as the travel motivations of gay men and women. Moreover, it is suggested that there is a parallel between gay space and gay travel motivations. However, little research has been undertaken on the outcomes of societal change and increased acceptance of homosexuality and its impact on the gay tourist motivations. The present paper reveals that gay tourism literature has failed to catch up with the changing societal environment, therefore the stereotyped and generalised projections on the motivations and social behaviours of gay travellers have perpetrated a distorted understanding of gay travel market.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
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:96033
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2014-10-16
Last Modified:2018-03-29
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