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The Mcdonaldization thesis and cruise tourism
Abstract This paper explores the extent to which current trends within the cruiseship sector exemplify the five core principles that underpin the McDonaldization thesis. There are some ships thatExpand
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Spaces of Containment and Revenue Capture: ‘Super-Sized’ Cruise Ships as Mobile Tourism Enclaves
This paper explores the notion that cruise ships can be conceptualized as spaces of containment. The cruise ships that perhaps best exemplify containment are ‘super-sized’ cruise ships. In thisExpand
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Interactive service work and performative metaphors
This article analyses the use of performative metaphors in studies that examine interactive service work in the tourism industry. That these metaphors provide a valuable means to conceptualize thisExpand
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Serious about leisure, serious about destinations: mountain bikers and destination attractiveness
ABSTRACT Despite the relevance of the concept of serious leisure to the study of certain types of sports participants, little is known about the relevance of the serious leisure framework to theExpand
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The Fragmentation of Markets, Neo-Tribes, Nostalgia, and the Culture of Celebrity: The Rise of Themed Cruises
Theming provides coherence, pleasure, and fantasy to the enjoyment of goods and services. Although social scientists and tourism researchers have studied built environments that are themed, theExpand
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Tourism Distribution Channels in Peripheral Regions: The Case of Southland, New Zealand
Abstract This study examines the structure and functioning of tourism distribution channels in Southland, a temperate, peripheral region of the South Island of New Zealand, with a high degree ofExpand
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Product placement and tourism-oriented environments: an exploratory introduction
This paper examines the ‘physical’ placement of products within tourism-oriented environments. Product placement is usually associated with the incorporation of branded products into media vehicles.Expand
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Tourism and the military: Pleasure and the War Economy
Abstract This paper argues that market forces have driven the means by which the military-industrial complex in the United States has increasingly shaped the tourism industry in recent decades. AExpand
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Family Holidays: A Research Review and Application to New Zealand
Abstract Holidays with children have largely been marginalised in research that examines leisure travel. This paper is a critical review of the available literature and presents a summary of themesExpand
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