‘Authentic but not too much’: exploring perceptions of authenticity of virtual tourism

Paolo Mura*, Rokhshad Tavakoli, Saeed Pahlevan Sharif

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نتاج البحث: المساهمة في مجلةمراجعة النظراء

62 اقتباسات (Scopus)

ملخص

Virtual tourism and authenticity are concepts amply discussed by tourism scholars. Yet, limited empirical studies have explored perceptions of authenticity of virtual tourism. This paper attempts to fill this gap existing in the body of knowledge as it provides an insight into perceptions of virtual tourism and authenticity. Driven by an interpretivist paradigm, twenty in-depth, online interviews were conducted with a group of tourism students studying in a Malaysian private university. The findings show that while virtual tourism was not perceived as totally inauthentic, the participants conceived corporeal and sensorial involvements as crucial components to experience authenticity in tourism settings.

اللغة الأصليةEnglish
الصفحات (من إلى)145-159
عدد الصفحات15
دوريةInformation Technology and Tourism
مستوى الصوت17
رقم الإصدار2
المعرِّفات الرقمية للأشياء
حالة النشرPublished - يونيو 1 2017
منشور خارجيًانعم

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