To augment the current literature on the memorable travel experience, this research attempts to elucidate the complex meaning of memorable travel experiences. It deploys a qualitative study to interview 17 participants in four study sites in the State of Indiana, US. From the personal interviews, this study discovers five thematic views entailing: (1) social interaction, (2) destination attractiveness, (3) excitement, (4) novelty, and (5) learning. Unlike most memorable travel experience studies in the existing literature which indicates knowledge as one of the components, this study finds that memorable travel experience involves in the learning process, not merely gaining knowledge. Relevance suggestions for future research are provided in the conclusion section.
Kim, H., Kim, J., Kim, K. and Chen, Y. (2019), "Memorable Travel Experiences: Qualitative Approach", Advances in Hospitality and Leisure (Advances in Hospitality and Leisure, Vol. 15), Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 101-112. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1745-354220190000015006Download as .RIS
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