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Managing quality of life in tourism and hospitality.

Book cover for Managing quality of life in tourism and hospitality.


This book shares the work of various scholars under the umbrella of quality of life in tourism and hospitality, including case studies showing best practice. The main goal of this volume is to provide a portfolio of selected activities from tourism and hospitality settings as best practices and examine how these best practices play a role in the well-being of various stakeholder groups, including ...


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'To mix with new people': the surprising day trips of mature Germans.

This chapter presents a case study measuring positive emotions in two day trips organized for mature German adults. The study examines how positive emotions developed as a function of time before, during and after each day trip, and how they were affected by processes such as relationship building, novelty, and other mechanisms of positive emotions uncovered in previous research. Findings in general show that mature Germans' day trips are quite similar, in terms of positive emotions and their causes, to other tourism experiences studied. Echoing results from previous research, positive emotions are highest during the day trip compared to before and after. Mature adults clearly enjoyed meeting new people on their trips, although this did not change the trajectory of their emotions in either a positive or a negative way. Furthermore, findings show that high levels of novelty and positive attitude toward co-travellers broke the persistent pattern of positive emotion decline that tends to occur after a tourism experience. Based on these findings, management implications and best practices are discussed.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Quality-of-life research in tourism and hospitality. Author(s): Uysal, M. Sirgy, M. J. Kruger, S.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 10) Flamenco, tourists' experiences and the meaningful life. Author(s): Matteucci, X.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 42) Creating moments of happiness on day trips. Author(s): Peperkamp, E. Mitas, O. Kadijk, H. Wenzel, J. Graaf, E. van der Maris, D. K.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 57) Social tourism as correlates of quality of life: the case of disadvantaged people. Author(s): Komppula, R. Ilves, R.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 70) How to make someone feel welcome somewhere, and mean it. L'accueil might be the answer. Author(s): Grandpré, F. de LeBlanc, M. Royer, C.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 87) Sightseeing tours' impact on well-being and eudaimonia. Author(s): Zátori, A. Beardsley, M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 103) Thermal spas, well-being and tourism in Budapest. Author(s): Smith, M. K. Puczkó, L.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 119) Rural well-being tourism in Northern Europe - providing opportunities to enhance quality of life. Author(s): Konu, H. Pesonen, J.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 138) The bet is on: a case study of the Naudé-Potgieter model of casino employees' happiness in the workplace. Author(s): Naudé-Potgieter, R. A. Kruger, S.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 152) Quality-of-life research in tourism and hospitality: implications and future research. Author(s): Uysal, M. Sirgy, M. J. Kruger, S.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Breda University of Applied Sciences, Breda, Netherlands.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2018
  • ISBN
  • 9781786390455
  • Record Number
  • 20183332700