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Shifted Identities in Tourism: When Mykonos travels to Thailand for Holidays

Nazou, Despina (2009): Shifted Identities in Tourism: When Mykonos travels to Thailand for Holidays. Published in: http://www.chios.aegean.gr/tourism/journal.htm , Vol. 4, No. 3 (15. November 2009): pp. 81-98.

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present the family tourist trips and holidays as a complex process, defined by a series of socio-cultural factors such as the sense of locality, the family ties, the professional status. There will be the attempt to show the tourist perceptions and practices of a group of entrepreneurs from Mykonos (place of origin), an overly-developed Greek tourist island. While they themselves are producers of tourism services, by going on pleasure trips to Thailand they become tourists, even forming a tourist identity related to perceptions about the sense of belonging and the family.

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