Early travellers to Greece and their modern counterparts

Andriotis, Konstantinos (2009) Early travellers to Greece and their modern counterparts. In: Tourist Experiences: Meanings, Motivations, Behaviors, April 1st - 4th 2009, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK.

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Abstract

The view of tourism’s past for Greece is dominated by narratives of early travelers who recorded their experiences punctuated by reference to Greek archaeological treasures, the natural history and the population, and portrayed Greece as a place of difference. Based on these accounts, this study undertakes a typological approach as a crucial element of understanding early Greek travelers’ interests. A typological interpretation of early travel accounts has resulted in six groups of travelers, namely the antiquaries, the collectors, the philhellenists, the artists, the environmentalists, and the professional travelers. These types are compared with modern tourism in an attempt to identify similarities and differences that will help to establish continuity between early and modern traveling.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords (uncontrolled): early travelers, travel accounts, modern tourists, typology, Greece
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Marketing, Branding and Tourism
Item ID: 13220
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Depositing User: Konstantinos Andriotis
Date Deposited: 02 May 2014 09:31
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2018 17:53
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/13220

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