Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/34356
Title: Online rural destination images : tourism and rurality
Authors: Zhou, L
Keywords: China
Destination image
Imaginaries
Rural tourism
Rurality
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: Journal of destination marketing & management, 2014, v. 3, no. 4, p. 227-240 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of destination marketing & management 
Abstract: This qualitative study investigates the online rural tourism destination image of Wuyuan, Jiangxi, a town said to have "the most beautiful countryside in China." The study focuses on domestic rural tourism and identifies a set of themes found in the destination image of Wuyuan: resources, rewards, and expectations. Wuyuan[U+05F3]s rural destination image is connected to common representations of rurality in tourism and rural imaginaries. Several ideological influences are found in the construction of Chinese rural destination images and imaginaries. Although similar, the Chinese rural image displays slight differences from the global image of idyllic rural life. This study has practical implications for the online marketing of rural areas and microblog marketing.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/34356
ISSN: 2212-571X
DOI: 10.1016/j.jdmm.2014.03.002
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