Designing a tourist experience for numen seekers
Bideci, M. and Bideci, C. 2021. Designing a tourist experience for numen seekers. Qualitative Market Research. https://doi.org/10.1108/QMR-12-2020-0147
|Authors||Bideci, M. and Bideci, C.|
Although tourist experience has been considerably studied, there is a dearth of research on spiritual cognitive stages in tourism literature. Therefore, this paper aims to reveal the dimensions of the tourist experience based on numinosity context.
A qualitative method is used by the etic and emic approach with an ethnographic background. After observation and active participation in the field, data collected from 44 participants with semi-structured interviews to reveal their numinous experiences dimensions.
The results show that numinous experience in three categories (mysterium, tremendum and fascinans) can be evaluated in seven dimensions including history, story, awe, reverence, atmosphere, place-based and nature-based dimensions.
This paper offers a novel tourist experience design in the numinous context to the best of the authors' knowledge.
|Keywords||Numinous experience; Tourism; Emic-etic approach; Virgin Mary House|
|Journal||Qualitative Market Research|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1108/QMR-12-2020-0147|
|27 Sep 2021|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||31 Aug 2021|
|Deposited||11 Oct 2021|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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