National character and tourism

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Park, H. 2022. National character and tourism. in: Jafari, J. and Xiao, H. (ed.) Encyclopaedia of Tourism Cham Springer. pp. 1-2
Chapter titleNational character and tourism
AuthorsPark, H.
Abstract

National character refers to certain behavioral patterns and psychological traits widely perceived as the common quality of the people in a nation. In tourism, it has generally been used to understand tourists’ behavior and their interaction with local residents.
Stereotypes are often used as the popular clichés in generalizing certain traits of tourists based on their nationalities. Tourism produces, reproduces, and reinforces certain stereotypes of a nation. In light of this, it can distort, exaggerate, or underscore certain elements of national character, thereby sustaining negative perceptions and connotations of the host culture and its people. Stereotypes can provide information about different cultures and people. But it is critical not to overly rely on it as a means to prescribe or describe the individuals of a nation during tourism encounters.

Sustainable Development Goals4 Quality education
Middlesex University ThemeCreativity, Culture & Enterprise
Sustainability
LanguageEnglish
Page range1-2
Book titleEncyclopaedia of Tourism
EditorsJafari, J. and Xiao, H.
PublisherSpringer
Place of publicationCham
ISBN
Hardcover9783319016696
Electronic9783319016696
Publication dates
Online03 Mar 2022
Print03 Mar 2022
Publication process dates
Deposited06 Mar 2023
Submitted27 Feb 2021
Accepted03 Jul 2021
Output statusPublished
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-01669-6_456-2
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