Circumstantial impact of contact on social distance
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Tour. Cult. Chang.
resident attitude; tourism and hospitality; contact theory; tourism and; culture; attitude change; social distance; ATTITUDES; TOURISM; Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism
Despite its century long existence, social distance is still a rare area of investigation in the tourism and hospitality context. In particular, there is a lack of attention on the empirical investigations about the relationship between contact and social distance in host-guest relations in a tourism setting. Hence, the purpose of this study is to determine whether there is such a relationship between social distance and different contact factors (previous visits and close friendships). An on-site survey on tourists and locals at a popular tourist destination, Mugla, in Turkey revealed partial support for these relationships under certain circumstances. Implications and future research suggestions are discussed.
Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change
"Circumstantial impact of contact on social distance" (2015). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 6897.