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Title: Nurturing nostalgia?: a response from rural tourism stakeholders
Authors: Christou, Prokopis A. 
Farmaki, Anna 
Evangelou, G. 
Keywords: Emotions;Nostalgia;Rural tourism
Category: Economics and Business
Field: Social Sciences
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2018
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Source: Tourism Management, 2018, Volume 69, Pages 42-51
Abstract: The desire to relive bygone days stimulates nostalgia-seekers to travel to rural settings that have a kind of vintage charm. However, there is no evidence that stakeholders actually acknowledge the beneficial outcomes of nostalgia. This exploratory study sought to identify whether rural tourism stakeholders deliberately nurture visitor nostalgia with the intention of harvesting its positive outcomes. The findings suggest that the notion is credited as constructive, both at a personal and social level, but stakeholders do not seem to be fully cognizant of its potentiality. The study presents a diagrammatic tool that identifies those elements that need to be targeted so that nostalgia is triggered, strengthened and comforted.
ISSN: 02615177
Rights: © 2018 Elsevier Ltd
Type: Article
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