‘Who is a tourist?’

  title={‘Who is a tourist?’},
  author={S. McCabe},
  journal={Tourist Studies},
  pages={106 - 85}
  • S. McCabe
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology
  • Tourist Studies
  • This article discusses the concept of the ‘tourist’ within tourist studies. It critiques the conceptual category of tourist in recent literature on typologies of tourists and tourist experiences. Although greater understanding of the tourist has been identified as one of the principal research issues for tourism research, the focus is on types and forms of touristic experience rather than uses of the concept of ‘tourist’ as a lay category, thereby taking for granted its function within a wider… CONTINUE READING
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