Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/70521
Title: VFR tourism and the tourist gaze : overseas migrant perceptions of home
Authors: Huang, WJ 
King, B 
Suntikul, W 
Keywords: VFR tourism
Tourist gaze
Migration
Diaspora
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Source: International journal of tourism research, 2017, v. 19, no. 4, special issue, p. 421-434 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of tourism research 
Abstract: Visiting friends and relatives travellers have personal connections with their homeland, which influence how they gaze upon its people, cultures and landscapes. This study examines the perceptions of children of immigrants towards visiting their ethnic homeland. The tourist gaze provides a theoretical framework to analyse their experiences when navigating dichotomies between home and away and between the self and others during their travels. Findings revealed that rather than gazing at the exotic 'other', they are seeking out similarities which allow for a greater connectedness with family and heritage. They also explained problems and issues that they encountered, as a consequence of feeling obliged to defend their homeland. Copyright
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/70521
ISSN: 1099-2340
EISSN: 1522-1970
DOI: 10.1002/jtr.2104
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