Exploring the influence of Facebook on backpacker's social experience in hostels

Berger, Edward Alexander and Paris, Cody Morris ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0339-2471 (2013) Exploring the influence of Facebook on backpacker's social experience in hostels. e-Review of Tourism Research, 10 (5/6) . pp. 4-18. ISSN 1941-5842 [Article]

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The primary purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between Facebook usage and the corresponding impact on travel relationships within the hostel and backpacker community. An online survey was administered to backpackers which were both hostel and Facebook users by way of travel-centric online communities. The impact of Facebook on backpacker behaviors, decision making, and relationships was examined. Analysis indicates that Facebook is shaping the evolution of social, behavioral, and communicative norms within the backpacker hostel environment and that there is still a gap in the research that examines the impact of social networking websites on the hostel experience.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School
Item ID: 35681
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Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2022 15:41
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2023 14:19
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/35681

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