Travel Connections: Tourism, Technology and Togetherness in by Jennie Germann Molz

By Jennie Germann Molz

Living in an international that's more and more ‘on the circulate’ implies that many folks now depend upon cellular units, social media, and networking applied sciences to coordinate togetherness with our social networks even if we're aside. Nowhere is that this phenomenon extra glaring than within the rising practices of ‘interactive travel’. Today’s visitors are much more likely than ever to pack a computer or a cellphone and to exploit those units to stick in contact with family and friends contributors – in addition to to hook up with strangers and different visitors – whereas they're at the street. New practices equivalent to location-aware navigating, commute running a blog, flashpacking and Couchsurfing now form the way in which travelers have interaction with one another, with their social networks, and with the realm round them.

Travel Connections activates a rethinking of the most important paradigms in tourism experiences within the electronic age. Interactive go back and forth calls into query longstanding tourism options akin to panorama, the vacationer gaze, hospitality, authenticity and get away. The ebook proposes a number new innovations to explain the best way travelers inhabit the realm and interact with their social networks within the twenty-first century: clever tourism, the mediated gaze, cellular conviviality, re-enchantment and embrace.

Based on in depth fieldwork with interactive visitors, Travel Connections deals an in depth account of this rising phenomenon and uncovers the hot kinds of mediated and face-to-face togetherness that turn into attainable in a cellular international. This e-book can be of curiosity to scholars and students of sociology, tourism and hospitality, new media, cosmopolitanism reviews, mobility reviews and cultural studies.

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