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


  • Nazou, Despina


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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  • Nazou, Despina, 2009. "Shifted Identities in Tourism: When Mykonos travels to Thailand for Holidays," MPRA Paper 25424, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 27 Aug 2009.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:25424

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    family; tourism; entrepreneurs; Mykonos; identities;

    JEL classification:

    • M0 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - General
    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism


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