Travel vlogging practice and its impacts on tourist experiences

He, Jihong, Xu, Ding, and Chen, Tingzhen (2021) Travel vlogging practice and its impacts on tourist experiences. Current Issues in Tourism. (In Press)

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Abstract

Travel vlogging is gaining popularity and studying the practice of travel vlogging can provide insights into tourist behaviour, communication, and management. The notion of practice was adopted as the theoretical base and the analytical framework. A qualitative approach was employed, including interviews with 12 strategically sampled vlogger tourists and analysis of their vlog productions. The findings suggested that travel vlogging is a practice bundle constructed by four sequential practices; designing, filming, editing, and posting. Through a collaborative relationship, the four practices achieve the shared meanings of self-concept expressions, a sense of documentation and ritual, and pleasures in vlogging. Moreover, travel vlogging affects tourist experiences; it creates a self-other divide, mediates the experiences of the 'self', and moderates the experiences of the 'others'. Such impacts vary across the dimensions of travel stages, materiality, and engagement. Theoretically, the study offers fresh insights into the practice of vlogging and the creation of travel vlog content; pragmatically, understandings and implications for quality experiences of vlogger tourists are addressed.

Item ID: 69209
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1747-7603
Keywords: Travel vlog; vlogging; tourist videography; practice; self-concept
Copyright Information: © 2021 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2021 03:50
FoR Codes: 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3508 Tourism > 350804 Tourism marketing @ 30%
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3508 Tourism > 350806 Tourist behaviour and visitor experience @ 70%
SEO Codes: 11 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 1104 Tourism services > 110499 Tourism services not elsewhere classified @ 50%
15 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 1503 Management and productivity > 150303 Marketing @ 50%
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