Exploring variations in humour use across tourism settings

Pabel, Anja, and Pearce, Philip L. (2016) Exploring variations in humour use across tourism settings. In: Proceedings of the 26th Annual Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education Conference. FP 20. pp. 134-147. From: CAUTHE 2016: 26th Annual Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education Conference: the changing landscape of tourism and hospitality, 8-11 February 2016, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

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The aim of this study is to gain a better understanding of the differences in humour use as perceived by tourists at four tourism settings in Far North Queensland, Australia. Twenty-nine focus groups were conducted with 103 participants to address the research aim. Findings highlight the variations of humour between the four tourism settings. For example, humour used as entertainment was more important at the wildlife attraction while humour used during the adventure tourism activity had a calming effect. Overall, for humour to be applied successfully, it needs to be relevant to the topic presented and consider the actual context of the particular tourism experience

Item ID: 47318
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-0-9870507-9-3
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Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2017 01:40
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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