A model of a tourism community and its underlying social network

Madelene Blaer, Michael McGrath, Leonie Lockstone-Binney, Faith Ong, Paul Whitelaw, Elisabeth Wilson-Evered

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The paper details the specification of a model of the tourism and hospitality (T&H) destination community. Difficulties associated with provision of a ‘one size fits all’ model are outlined and, instead, a framework in which researchers may specify a model appropriate to a particular study’s research aims is utilised. Rigor, precision and clarity are realised through the application of a conceptual modelling technique commonly used in information systems research and practice: specifically, the abstracted entity-relationship (ER) approach.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventCouncil for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education conference 2018: Get smart: Paradoxes and possibilities in tourism, hospitality and events - University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
Duration: 7 Feb 201810 Feb 2018


ConferenceCouncil for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education conference 2018
Abbreviated titleCAUTHE conference

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