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Title: Does tourism change our lives?
Authors: Tse, TSM 
Keywords: Chinese outbound tourism
Impact of tourism
Perception change
Well-being
Life
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Source: Asia Pacific journal of tourism research, 2014, v. 19, no. 9, p. 989-1008 How to cite?
Journal: Asia Pacific journal of tourism research 
Abstract: Does tourism change our lives? The mainstream of tourism psychology research is mostly concerned with tourist motivation, behavior in and satisfaction with destination, and few studies explore how tourism might affect people's perceptions of themselves, home, neighborhood, work, friends, relatives, and life in general. This study seeks insights into the effect and influence of travel and tourism on people, not momentary impact during vacation but longer-term impact in terms of sense of being, direction in life, and wellbeing. It is found that there are positive changes in the perception of life among Chinese travelers in general and the perception changes among travelers are significantly stronger than the perception changes among the control group of non-travelers. There is clear evidence that travelers feel more positive than non-travelers in their general wellbeing, attitude toward life, sense of control, and outlook.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/35748
ISSN: 1094-1665
EISSN: 1741-6507
DOI: 10.1080/10941665.2013.833125
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