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Consumer information technologies in intercultural tourism: a case study of Chinese outbound backpackers

Consumer information technologies in intercultural tourism: a case study of Chinese outbound backpackers

Cai, Wenjie ORCID: 0000-0002-1505-7240 and McKenna, Brad (2016) Consumer information technologies in intercultural tourism: a case study of Chinese outbound backpackers. In: 4th Interdisciplinary Tourism Research Conference. Anatolia: An International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research, pp. 508-514. ISBN 978-605-65762-3-2 ISSN 1303-2917 (Print), 2156-6909 (Online)

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Abstract

Backpacker sociality is a networking sociality, which is created through intersecting movements between physical and virtual space (Castells, 2002). Interweaving with physical sociality, Chinese backpackers (CBs) are highly active on their virtual world. This study, focuses on connectedness of CBs and their daily social networks through Information Communication Technologies (ICTs). CBs with embedded Chinese values therefore tend to practice and perceive information services uniquely. This paper aims to explore the relationships among cultural values, information services perceptions and adoption, as well as how these service affect CBs perception of the value of technology. To achieve this aim, we investigate the use and acceptance of information technologies by Chinese outbound backpackers in Europe, by exploring their perceptions, practice and preferences of different types of ICT services in an intercultural context.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: 4th Interdisciplinary Tourism Research Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords: CIS, Chinese backpackers, technology
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
Faculty of Business > Tourism Research Centre
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Last Modified: 25 Jan 2018 16:47
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/18994

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