Skip navigation

The influence of personal and professional commitments on digitally disconnected experiences

The influence of personal and professional commitments on digitally disconnected experiences

McKenna, Brad, Waizenegger, Lena and Cai, Wenjie ORCID: 0000-0002-1505-7240 (2020) The influence of personal and professional commitments on digitally disconnected experiences. In: Human-Centric Computing in a Data-Driven Society: Proceedings of the 14th IFIP TC 9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers, HCC14 2020, Tokyo, Japan. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, 590 . Springer International Publishing, pp. 305-314. ISBN 978-3030628024 ISSN 1868-4238 (Print), 1868-422X (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-62803-1_24)

[img] PDF (Author Accepted Manuscript)
28638 CAI_The_Influence_of_Personal_and_Professional_Commitments_2021.pdf - Accepted Version
Restricted to Repository staff only until 10 November 2021.

Download (292kB) | Request a copy

Abstract

In our ubiquitously connected world, it becomes more and more difficult to disconnect and leave all personal and professional commitments behind while on holiday. Mobile technology allows us to be connected wherever and whenever we want, but at the same time shifts expectations towards constant availability and responsiveness among friends and colleagues. Applying a qualitative research approach, we explored how social and professional commitments influence decisions and experiences of travelers that go on a digital-free holiday. Using the theoretical lens of surveillance, we found that travelers are digitally surveilled not only by their friends and family members on social media, but also by their superiors and colleagues through email and social networks. The expectations of being constantly available and responsive extend into their holiday, which makes it difficult for travelers to truly disconnect and enjoy their digital free travel experience. At the same time, they are inclined to engage in social surveillance of their peers which creates the constant urge to learn about any updates from their private and professional networks. We contribute to the tourism and information systems literature, by explaining how private and professional commitment influence the digital-free travel experience and extend the concept of surveillance to the work context.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Human-Centric Computing in a Data-Driven Society: Proceedings of the 14th IFIP TC 9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers, HCC14 2020, Tokyo, Japan
Uncontrolled Keywords: digital-free travel, surveillance, private and professional commitments, mobile technologies
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
Related URLs:
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2020 09:44
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/28638

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics