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Mandrinou, Evangelia
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dc.date.accessioned
2021-05-20T11:24:45Z
dc.date.available
2021-05-20T11:24:45Z
dc.date.issued
2021-05-20
dc.identifier.uri
https://repository.ihu.edu.gr//xmlui/handle/11544/29702
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dc.subject
Dark tourism
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dc.subject
Thanatourism
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dc.subject
Emotions
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dc.subject
Motives
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dc.subject
Dissonance
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dc.title
The concept of dark tourism, visitors’ motivation and the entailed dissonance in sites representation.
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heal.type
masterThesis
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heal.creatorID.email
e.mandrinou@ihu.edu.gr
heal.dateAvailable
2021-05-06
heal.language
en
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heal.access
free
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heal.license
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
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heal.recordProvider
School of Economics, Business Administration and Legal Studies, MSc in Hospitality and Tourism Management
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heal.publicationDate
2021-01-14
heal.abstract
To begin with, the initial aim of the current dissertation is the identification of the tourists’ general beliefs regarding the concept of dark tourism, the visitors’ emotions related to visits to specific dark tourism monuments and the internal motives that serve as driving forces for tourists who decide to visit dark tourism spots of interest. At the same time, the dissertation sets as a second main goal to investigate whether the nowadays representation of the dark tourism attractions in Greece is representative of the historical background and if it captures effectively the horrific events that took place in the past. This issue was approached both by literature review and primary quantitative research. The literature review focuses on the conceptual approach of dark tourism, the review of dark tourism, its related terms, tourists’ motives and emotions. The primary quantitative research is based on a structured questionnaire and the research sample consists of 181 Greek and foreign tourists. Based on the data of our analysis, we came to the conclusion that dark tourism affects moderately the further development of the overall Greek tourism sector, as the alternative and the rest types of tourism do as well, despite the fact that it is a tourism type that it is not satisfyingly well-known to tourists. The Greek monuments that belong to the field of dark tourism are nowadays moderately represented and described as tourism attractions, given both their historical significance and their tragic dimension. The most intense emotion of the tourists during their visit to dark tourism monuments is sadness and the weakest is fear, while their strongest motive is the interest on tragic historical incidents and the weakest one is visiting historical monuments of dark tourism as a necessity to get acquainted with death. Overall, the most important finding of this primary research is that the result is statistically significant and that there is a positive correlation among dissonance, motives and emotions which signifies that there is a relationship among the three variables and that they affect each other positively. Besides, it was proved that people who have experienced the death of their partner and a divorce are feeling more intense feelings than the other ones who have not similar experiences so far.
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heal.advisorName
Mavragani, Eleni
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heal.committeeMemberName
Magnisalis, Ioannis
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heal.committeeMemberName
Argyropoulou, Maria
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heal.academicPublisher
IHU
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heal.academicPublisherID
ihu
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heal.spatialCoverage
Greece
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heal.temporalCoverage
1985-2021
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