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Social tourism and organised capitalism: research, policy and practice

Social tourism and organised capitalism: research, policy and practice

La Placa, Vincent and Corlyon, Judy (2013) Social tourism and organised capitalism: research, policy and practice. Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, 6 (1). pp. 66-79. ISSN 1940-7963 (Print), 1940-7971 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/19407963.2013.833934)

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Abstract

Social tourism is a contested concept, practised little in the UK, but more widely throughout mainland Europe. However, limited research demonstrates its benefits to recipients. The emergence of social tourism has occurred through a historical and discursive process linked to organised capitalism and modern civil society. Social tourism has the capacity to transcend traditional and commercial concepts of tourism and challenge purely market-based tourist and leisure activities. Supporters can make the case for social tourism on the UK policy agenda through the following: more holistic research into social tourism and its benefits; the use of current government changes around the public health structure; and integration of social tourism into community needs around social capital and local health and wellbeing intervention development.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: social tourism, organised capitalism, health and wellbeing, neo-liberalism, localism
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2019 12:26
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/10083

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