Social representations of tourist selfies: new challenges for sustainable tourism

Pearce, John, and Moscardo, Gianna (2015) Social representations of tourist selfies: new challenges for sustainable tourism. In: Conference Proceedings of BEST EN Think Tank XV. pp. 59-73. From: BEST EN Think Tank XV, 17-21 June 2015, Skukuza, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

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A number of recent incidents have focused media attention on the phenomenon of tourist selfies, described their negative consequences for tourist destinations and identified a number of challenges for tourist site managers. This paper reports on an analysis of the social representation of tourist selfies in news media, and a review of emerging evidence about selfies from academic research. The aim was to develop a better understanding of this phenomenon to suggest ways that tourist site managers can balance the needs of the tourists taking the selfies with the demands of protecting the setting and others in it from negative tourism impacts. The paper seeks to contribute to more sustainable tourism through better site and attraction management.

Item ID: 40604
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-0-9942333-2-5
Keywords: sustainable tourism, tourist management, selfies, social representations, tourist photography
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Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2015 02:47
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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