Bitten by the Twilight Saga
[This blog post is in English due to international interest. If you want information in Swedish, please don't hesitate to contact me.]
"Bitten by the Twilight Saga: From Pop Culture Consumer to Pop Culture Tourist" is the title of our chapter in a new book published by Routledge. (The full reference is: Sharpley, R. & Stone, P.R. (Eds) (2012) Contemporary Tourist Experience: Concepts and Consequences. Abington, Oxon: Routledge.)
Twilight fans outside a Twilight Saga film location in Vancouver Canada, waiting to catch a glimpse of the stars of the series Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.
Our chapter covers Twilight Saga fans' travel motives, perceived types of value and future Twilight related travel intentions and is included in the section of the book that discusses motivation and the contemporary tourist experience. Other sections of the book include: conceptualising tourism experiences, understanding dark tourism experiences, place and the tourist experience, and managing tourist experiences.
Here's a summary of the book:
"This significant and timely volume aims to provide a focused analysis into tourist experiences that reflect their ever-increasing diversity and complexity, and their significance and meaning to tourists themselves. Written by leading international scholars, it offers new insight into emergent behaviours, motivations and sought meanings on the part of tourists based on five contemporary themes determined by current research activity in tourism experience:conceptualization of tourist experience; dark tourism experiences; the relationship between motivation and the contemporary tourist experience; the manner in which tourist experience can be influenced and enhanced by place; and how managers and suppliers can make a significant contribution to the tourist experience.
The book critically explores these experiences from multidisciplinary perspectives and includes case studies from wide range of geographical regions. By analyzing these contemporary tourist experiences, the book will provide further understanding of the consumption of tourism."[i]
Until next time, happy hunting everyone!
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