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Tourism interpretation: an overview of its influence and research trend

Mohd, Nur Shuhadah and Ismail, Hairul Nizam (2021) Tourism interpretation: an overview of its influence and research trend. In: 4th International Conference of Languages, Education and Tourism 2021, 28-30 July 2021, ONLINE.

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Tourist's understanding and interest towards destination, especially urban tourism cities, is highly subjected to its interpretation that concern about tourist information acquisition. Tourism interpretation reveals significance of destination, instils emotional value, and consequently creates meanings to tourist. Existing literatures indicates that interpretation would significantly deepened tourist's destination insight, and improves travel experience. From the psychological perspective, personal connection with destination can be established when there is a good match between tourist expectation and interpretation provided. As tourist experience is highly psychological and cognitive in nature, quality interpretation is crucial in manipulating experience development. Specifically in urban destination, complexity of urban environment complicates tourist spatial cognition process. With technological engagement, it does give positive influence to the quality of interpretation, which may psychologically manipulate the way tourist perceives the destination. Witnessing the evolution in interpretation system, there is a need to relook on the impact of interpretation and understand its current research trend to apprehend the future direction of interpretation system development. Thus this review paper is intended to firstly unveil the importance of effective interpretation system in enhancing tourist travel experience and secondly to review the research trend in tourism interpretation within the research literature in the recent ten years.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Interpretation, tourist experience, technological engagement, research trend
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM1 Sociology (General and theoretical)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM1 Sociology (General and theoretical) > HM251 Social psychology
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Languages and Management
Depositing User: Dr. Nur Shuhadah Mohd
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2021 11:38
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2021 11:44
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/94972

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