Digital Lenses and Mobile Devices: Redefining the tourist experience

Cindy Lee, Scott Richardson, Edmund Goh, Rajka Presbury

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Abstract

Photography and mobile connectedness have been discussed by past researchers as factors which shape and influence the travel experience. Online photo-sharing enabled by mobile connectivity and social networking sites allow tourists to share visual content of their holiday with family, friends and followers who are not physically present. However, focus placed on camera lenses and mobile screens when taking and sharing photos online may limit immersion in the travel experience, thus impacting the fulfilment of travel motives. This study investigates the kind of experience pursued by present day tourists, taking into consideration their photo- taking and online photo-sharing endeavors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2019 APacCHRIE & EuroCHRIE Joint Conference
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2019

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Keywords

  • photography
  • social networking sites
  • tourism experience

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Lee, C., Richardson, S., Goh, E., & Presbury, R. (2019). Digital Lenses and Mobile Devices: Redefining the tourist experience. In Proceedings of 2019 APacCHRIE & EuroCHRIE Joint Conference