Consumer information technologies in intercultural tourism: a case study of Chinese outbound backpackers

Cai, Wenjie and McKenna, Brad (2016) Consumer information technologies in intercultural tourism: a case study of Chinese outbound backpackers. In: 4th Interdisciplinary Tourism Research Conference, 2016-05-24 - 2016-05-29.

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Abstract

Backpacker sociality is a networking sociality, which is created through intersecting movements between physical and virtual space (Castells, 2002). Interweaving with physical sociality, Chinese backpackers (CBs) are highly active on their virtual world. This study, focuses on connectedness of CBs and their daily social networks through Information Communication Technologies (ICTs). CBs with embedded Chinese values therefore tend to practice and perceive information services uniquely. This paper aims to explore the relationships among cultural values, information services perceptions and adoption, as well as how these service affect CBs perception of the value of technology. To achieve this aim, we investigate the use and acceptance of information technologies by Chinese outbound backpackers in Europe, by exploring their perceptions, practice and preferences of different types of ICT services in an intercultural context.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2016 11:00
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2020 00:08
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/59278
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