Savouring tourist experiences

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Filep, Sebastian, Tsao, Dan, Jiang, Min and DeLacy, Terry (2012) Savouring tourist experiences. In: Proceedings of the 5th International Colloquium on Tourism and Leisure (ICTL) 2012. International Colloquium on Tourism and Leisure, Bangkok.


Savouring is a cognitive form of emotion regulation used to maintain and extend positive emotional experiences (Bryant, 2003). A theoretical model of savouring suggests that positive emotions (love, interest, joy and contentment; Fredrickson, 2001) are maintained while savouring because they draw attention to anticipation of upcoming positive events, appreciation of current pleasurable experiences and reminiscence about past positive events (Bryant, 2003). Which positive emotions are experienced by tourists when they reminisce about past holiday events? What tourist experiences are associated with positive emotions of love, interest, joy and contentment? Answers to these questions help us understand how tourists retrospectively savour their tourist experiences, yet the questions are underexplored (Mitas et al, 2012). --Conference held: 9-12 July, Bangkok, Thailand.

Item type Book Section
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ISBN 9780986459030
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1506 Tourism
Historical > FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Faculty of Business and Law
Keywords ResPubID26426, positive emotions, well being, tourists' memories, tourism
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