This engaging book presents nine empirical chapters that explore topics such as lifestyle entrepreneurship, lifestyle mobility, luxury experiences, and tourism-related well-being.
Unlike most research focusing on Western contexts, several of the studies involve Asian regions (particularly China, including Hong Kong and Taiwan) and capture the growing popularity of Asian perspectives. This edited volume, authored by researchers across China, New Zealand, the US, the UK, and Portugal, provides researchers and practitioners in tourism and hospitality, along with readers interested in the general "travel and lifestyle" domain, timely and relevant knowledge. The editors hope that these carefully chosen chapters will inspire future studies and will give its readers a fresh insight in lifestyle’s role in tourism.
The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing.
1. The reflexive self-project of "lifestyle entrepreneurial migrants"
Jingru Zhang, Hazel Tucker and Julia N. Albrecht
2. Role Shifting Between Entrepreneur and Tourist: A Case Study on Dali and Lijiang, China
Xiaoxia Sun and Honggang Xu
3. Dining at luxury restaurants when traveling abroad: incorporating destination attitude into a luxury consumption value model
Norman Peng, Annie Chen and Kuang-Peng Hung
4. China watching: luxury consumption and its implications
Kam Hung, Hanqin Qiu Zhang, Basak Denizci Guillet and Liang Wang
5. "It is a way of life": detecting Chinese students’ wellbeing during the Spring Festival homecoming
Ying Zhao, Fangfang Chen and Honggang Xu
6. Modeling the perception of walking environmental quality in a traffic-free tourist destination
Linchuan Yang, Xu Wang, Guibo Sun and Yuan Li
7. "I deserve a break!": how temporal landmarks and the perception of deservingness influence consumers’ travel motivation and intention
Qing Li and Larry Yu
8. Towards the recovery mechanisms of leisure travel experiences: does the length of vacation matter?
Chun-Chu Chen, Suiwen (Sharon) Zou and Jie Gao
9. Listening to the murmur of water: essential satisfaction and dissatisfaction attributes of thermal and mineral spas
Helena Rodrigues, Ana Brochado and Michael Troilo