The purpose of this study is to introduce the concept of social tourism and to find existing social tourism practices in South Korea. Social tourism is generally supported by governments to provide tourism opportunities to those who are otherwise not able to trip. Social tourism helps both people who use the programs and the tourism industry. In South Korea, unlike many other countries, the practice of social tourism is based on businesses’ corporate social responsibility. Businesses offer various cultural and recreational opportunities to various groups of people in the community. This study outlines the context of various approaches to social tourism in South Korea and highlights some challenges and proposed initiatives for the future integration of the social tourism sector.
The author would like to express her gratitude to Incheon National University which funded a research grant (grant number 2015-1528) in 2015 in support of this study.
Kim, K. (2019), "The Concepts and Practices of Social Tourism in South Korea", Advances in Hospitality and Leisure (Advances in Hospitality and Leisure, Vol. 15), Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 173-182. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1745-354220190000015011Download as .RIS
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