Staycation tourism refers to a relatively new form of tourism, often attributed to the Great Recession. In short, a staycation replaces the traditional vacation and is a shortened trip closer to the residence of the participant(s). Staycations are a relatively new form of tourism that are influenced by such things as economic conditions, availability of discretionary income, and time, among other variables. As a result, a staycation is an alternative to the traditional vacation for a number of traveler types. The emergence of this relatively new form of tourism also has implications for destination marketing organizations (DMOs), such as convention and visitor bureaus (CVBs).

Traditionally, the tourism industry is viewed as a phenomenon where people (i.e., tourists) leave their place of residence (i.e., origin) and travel ...

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