Title

Escaping From Cultural Practices At Home: An Exploration Of Push And Pull

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Tourism Culture & Communication

Publication Date

1-1-2021

Abstract

This study explores the respective impacts of push and pull motivations on destination choices by Arab Emirati tourists, with emphasis on cultural aspects. The researchers evaluated the adequacy of Crompton's sociopsychological and cultural model by examining why participants are drawn to destinations offering cultural contrasts to the norms prevalent in their usual places of residence. A qualitative approach was used to identify the aspects of destination choice that are most dependent on cultural context. It was concluded that pull factors should not be viewed in isolation because they operate alongside traveler cultural backgrounds in determining destination choices. Future researchers are encouraged to undertake further examinations of push and pull factors, taking full account of the hybridity of tourist motivations.

ISSN

Publisher

Cognizant, LLC

Volume

22

Issue

1

First Page

13

Last Page

29

Disciplines

Tourism and Travel

Keywords

Culture, Destination Choice, Emiratis, Pull Motivations, Push Motivations

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

no

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