A TYPOLOGY OF TOURIST - TOURIST INTERACTIONS


Emiroglu B. D., Cetin G., Dincer F. F.

4th International Academic Conference on Social Science, Multidisciplinary and Globalization Studies (MIRDEC), Madrid, Spain, 4 - 07 July 2017, pp.139-144 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Madrid
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.139-144
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Identifying the components of tourist to tourist (T2T) interactions might provide valuable insights for tourism organizations in market segmentation and design of their operations. In order to identify factors that affect T2T interactions, exploratory study was designed and 25 tourists were interviewed on their interactions with other tourists. Analysis of the data revealed that T2T interactions might be classifed under attitudes, behaviors and physical appearance dimensions. Implications for the industry are suggested based on the findings.