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Consuming post-disaster destinations: The case of Sichuan, China

Biran, A, Liu, W, Li, G and Eichhorn, V (2014) Consuming post-disaster destinations: The case of Sichuan, China Annals of Tourism Research, 47 (1). pp. 1-17.

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Addressing the call for a better understanding of tourist behavior in relation to post-disaster destinations, this study explores the motivations and intentions of potential domestic tourists (from non-hit areas) to visit Sichuan, China in the aftermath of an earthquake. Drawing on dark tourism theories, this study offers a more comprehensive insight into the consumption of post-disaster destinations, aiming to capture the impact of the changes to the destination’s attributes on tourist behavior. The findings move beyond the common approach to tourism recovery, which solely focuses on reviving the traditional ‘‘non-dark’’ products. This study reveals the importance of newly formed dark attributes that emerge from the disaster as another means to destination recovery, reflected in the emergence of new tourist segments.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
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Date : 7 May 2014
Identification Number : 10.1016/j.annals.2014.03.004
Additional Information : NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Annals of Tourism Research. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Annals of Tourism Research, 47(1), May 2014, DOI 10.1016/j.annals.2014.03.004.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 24 Jun 2014 10:50
Last Modified : 24 Jun 2014 13:33

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