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Engineering the Tourist Experience
Engineering the tourist experience
Dimensions of the Tourist Experience

As we discussed in Chapter 5, a culture of tourism has emerged since the 1960s that is now a ‘highly significant component of most metropolitan and national economies’ (Rojek 2000: 53). This is characterized by its global dimensions and its increasing complexity in terms of the different forms of tourism consumption that have emerged since the 1980s. In this chapter we explore the relationship between old and new forms of tourism consumption, and the ways in which they shape different types of tourist experiences. These are reflexive in nature, as experiences and types of tourism have evolved. To understand such relationships it is necessary to make sense of the complex factors affecting the tourist ...

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