Disconnected and unplugged: experiences of technology induced anxieties and tensions while traveling

Paris, Cody Morris and Berger, Edward Alexander and Rubin, Simon and Casson, Mallory (2015) Disconnected and unplugged: experiences of technology induced anxieties and tensions while traveling. In: ENTER2015 eTourism Conference, 03-06 Feb 2015, Lugano, Switzerland.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to explore the experience of being disconnected while traveling for technologically savvy travelers. This paper will explore how new technologies ‘separate’ travelers from the physical and embodied travel experience, and how experiences and tensions caused by being disconnected or unplugged are negotiated. For this study, travelers’ experiences were elicited through a series of online interviews conducted primarily through email and Facebook. Pearce and Gretzel (2012)’s technology-induced tensions and recent literature on internet/technology addiction provide a conceptual framework for the analysis.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Marketing, Branding and Tourism
Item ID: 17490
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Depositing User: Cody Paris
Date Deposited: 04 May 2016 12:15
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2016 15:13
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/17490

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