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Perceptions of Benefits and Constraints of Leisure Travel for Pregnant Women: A Qualitative Study

Advances in Hospitality and Leisure

ISBN: 978-1-83982-385-5, eISBN: 978-1-83982-384-8

ISSN: 1745-3542

Publication date: 30 November 2020

Abstract

This study seeks to explore the underlying benefits and constraints of travel among pregnant women. This study deploys a series of in-depth interviews involving 12 participants. The findings show that emotional refreshment and health promotion are the two benefits of travel expressed by pregnant travelers, while physical discomfort is an unavoidable constraint of travel. To lessen the obstacle of the trip, according to the constraint identified, this study suggests that service providers actively look into the particular needs of pregnant travelers, such as comfortable restrooms. Lastly, it gives a suggestion for future studies on the issues in connection with the examination of pregnant women's travel experiences in each trimester.

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Kim, H. (2020), "Perceptions of Benefits and Constraints of Leisure Travel for Pregnant Women: A Qualitative Study", Chen, J.S. (Ed.) Advances in Hospitality and Leisure (Advances in Hospitality and Leisure, Vol. 16), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 159-166. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1745-354220200000016012

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