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Rethinking tourist wellbeing through the concept of slow adventure

Rethinking tourist wellbeing through the concept of slow adventure

Farkic, Jelena ORCID: 0000-0002-2135-2254 and Taylor, Steve (2019) Rethinking tourist wellbeing through the concept of slow adventure. Sports, 7 (8):180. ISSN 2075-4663 (Print), 2075-4663 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.3390/sports7080190)

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Abstract

The necessity for humans inhabiting the 21st century to slow down and take time to carry out daily practices frames the discourse of this research note. We suggest reconceptualising tourist wellbeing through the concept of slow adventure, as a response to the cult of speed and as a vehicle for engaging in deep, immersive and more meaningful experiences during journeys in the outdoors. We suggest that slow adventure has the potential to improve people’s general health and wellbeing through mindful enjoyment and consumption of the outdoor experience and thus bring people back to a state of mental and physical equilibrium. In so doing, we argue that extending the concept to include discussions around the psychological and social aspects of slow adventure is needed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: slow adventure, time, slowness, wellbeing
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
Last Modified: 28 May 2020 11:51
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/28244

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