Digital lenses and the tourist consumption

Cindy Lee, Scott Richardson

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Digital lenses have convincingly changed the way tourists experience a destination. The tourist consumption of a place has become more centralized on photography than it was before, deriving from the simultaneous development of social media and photo-taking technologies. Past studies have focused on understanding tourism photography, its nature and purposes. However, limited research have been done on examining how it changes the overall tourist experience. This study, therefore, aims to investigate the role of photography in fulfilling tourists’ consumption of a place and how the activity could possibly disconnect tourists from the destination that they intended to engage with prior to traveling.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCAUTHE 2016 Conference Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 9 Feb 2016



  • tourism photography
  • social media
  • tourist behaviour
  • tourist experience
  • tourist consumption

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Lee, C., & Richardson, S. (2016). Digital lenses and the tourist consumption. In CAUTHE 2016 Conference Proceedings