Tourism and on-site humour: a perspective article

Pabel, Anja, and Pearce, Philip L. (2020) Tourism and on-site humour: a perspective article. Tourism Review, 75 (1). pp. 65-68.

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Purpose - This paper aims to outline major theoretical concepts relating to the tourism-humour relationship and provide commentary on opportunities for further research in this area.

Design/methodology/approach - Papers for this perspective research were sourced by conducting a systematic review which critically appraised relevant research on this topic to provide evidence on humour and its current use in tourism settings.

Findings - Humour has received attention from many academic tribes and disciplines; however, investigations in the context of tourism are only in its early stages.

Research limitations/implications - The paper is based on a select number of peer-reviewed literature studies on the topic of tourism and humour.

Originality/value - The paper provides a brief overview of how humour is currently used in tourism settings and recommends future research opportunities to guide further studies into this topic.

Item ID: 63421
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 1759-8451
Keywords: Culture, Authenticity, Humour, Identity, Humour theories
Copyright Information: © Emerald Publishing Limited
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2020 07:44
FoR Codes: 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3508 Tourism > 350806 Tourist behaviour and visitor experience @ 100%
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