Conspicuous non-consumption in tourism: Non-innovation or the innovation of nothing?

@article{Srensen2020ConspicuousNI,
  title={Conspicuous non-consumption in tourism: Non-innovation or the innovation of nothing?},
  author={E. S{\o}rensen and Anne-Mette Hjalager},
  journal={Tourist Studies},
  year={2020},
  volume={20},
  pages={222 - 247}
}
Referring to current phenomena and consumer behaviour in tourism, this article develops the concept of conspicuous non-consumption. It addresses the deliberate avoidance of (over)spending during holidays and states that this behaviour may be just as conspicuous and provide social signals that are just as strong as those connected to the consumption of expensive luxury goods. The conceptual development is based on a combination of the two dichotomies of ‘consumption versus non-consumption’ and… Expand

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