A typology of solo independent women travellers

McNamara, Karen Elizabeth, and Prideaux, Bruce (2010) A typology of solo independent women travellers. International Journal of Tourism Research, 12 (3). pp. 253-264.

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Abstract

This paper aims to profile solo independent women travellers in Tropical North Queensland, describe their key motivations for travel and behaviours, and locate this group on a typology of solo independent travellers in Australia. Previous research has painted solo independent women at one end of a travel spectrum as fearful and risk-adverse and at another end, as risk-takers who have few concerns about safety within the destination. This analysis is based on visitor surveys completed over 21 months at Cairns Airport (n=2,618). The results indicated that solo independent women travellers (n=228) felt safe in the destination and participated in a wide variety of activities including those with some degree of risk.

Item ID: 16291
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: independent; risk; safety; solo; typology
ISSN: 1522-1970
Date Deposited: 03 May 2011 04:39
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150606 Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900302 Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism @ 100%
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