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Consuming post-disaster destinations: The case of Sichuan, China

Biran, Avital and Liu, Wei and Li, Gang and Eichhorn, Victoria (2014) 'Consuming post-disaster destinations: The case of Sichuan, China.' Annals of Tourism Research, 47. pp. 1-17. ISSN 0160-7383

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Addressing the call for a better understanding of tourist behavior in relation to post-disaster destinations, this study explores the motivations and intentions of potential domestic tourists (from non-hit areas) to visit Sichuan, China in the aftermath of an earthquake. Drawing on dark tourism theories, this study offers a more comprehensive insight into the consumption of post-disaster destinations, aiming to capture the impact of the changes to the destination’s attributes on tourist behavior. The findings move beyond the common approach to tourism recovery, which solely focuses on reviving the traditional “non-dark” products. This study reveals the importance of newly formed dark attributes that emerge from the disaster as another means to destination recovery, reflected in the emergence of new tourist segments.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2021 13:11
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 13:46

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