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American Jewish youth's attachment to Israel: implications for Israeli tourism

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  • Stephen W. Litvin
  • Jill Alison Schancupp

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This paper explores an intersection of politics and tourism. The issue explored is the potential tourism effect of what some see as a changing attitude among American Jewish youth towards Israel. The authors have suggested that the current generation of American Jewish youth is losing its sense of attachment to Israel, with a disconnect between their innate liberalism and Israel's conservative politics. If a lessening of attachment is in fact occurring, what is the impact upon youth travel to Israel? This empirical study, built upon a foundation of previous research in the area of diaspora travel, reflects the relationship between attachment and travel variables, with results that should be of concern to the Israeli tourism industry.

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  • Stephen W. Litvin & Jill Alison Schancupp, 2016. "American Jewish youth's attachment to Israel: implications for Israeli tourism," International Journal of Business and Globalisation, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 17(2), pages 189-204.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:ijbglo:v:17:y:2016:i:2:p:189-204
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