Poria, Yaniv and Butler, Richard and Airey, David (2003) Revising Mieczkowski's conceptualisation of tourism. Tourism Geographies, 5 (1). pp. 26-38. ISSN 1461-6688Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
Mieczkowski's work (1981), has been used by scholars and educators in the field of tourism to describe the relationships between recreation, leisure and tourism to provide a theoretical framework for tourism. The aim of this paper is to illustrate that another element needs to be added, namely the tourists' perception of time as 'free' or 'non-free'. It is suggested that tourists' perception of the time-frame in which their experience takes place, whether the time is viewed as 'leisure' and 'free time' or 'non-free time', is of key importance in understanding tourism as a social phenomenon. It is also argued that improved understanding of the tourists' perception of this time-frame provides a new basis for segmenting tourists and identifying tourism subgroups. This, in turn, can contribute to the body of theory related to tourism and to the management of tourist-related organizations.
|Keywords:||Mieczkowski, tourism, leisure, recreation, tourists, Commerce, Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management, Geography, Planning and Development|
|Subjects:||Social Sciences > Commerce|
|Department:||Strathclyde Business School > Hospitality and Tourism Management|
|Depositing user:||Strathprints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||18 Sep 2007|
|Last modified:||22 Mar 2017 09:36|