Savoring tourism: Exploring basic processes

Miyakawa, Erika, Pearce, Philip L., and Oguchi, Takashi (2022) Savoring tourism: Exploring basic processes. Annals of Tourism Research, 97. 103498.

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This study aimed to explore the basic processes underpinning savoring tourism experiences. Specifically, we investigated the content of tourism experiences associated with savoring processes and the interrelationships between each savoring process. Thanksgiving, Basking, Marveling, and Luxuriating, which are all established savoring processes, were examined, and the potential new process of Knowing (knowledge gain) was also considered. The quantitative content analyses identified several key contents of positive tourism that stimulated savoring processes from emotional and experiential perspectives. Moreover, using a rating scale format, our study suggested the co-existence of the savoring processes and their interrelationships, including Knowing. The results increase the field's understanding of tourists' post-travel reflections and connect savoring to research on positive tourism.

Item ID: 77611
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1873-7722
Keywords: Knowledge gain, Savoring, Savoring processes, Tourists' reflections
Copyright Information: 2022 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2023 02:48
FoR Codes: 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3508 Tourism > 350806 Tourist behaviour and visitor experience @ 100%
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