Quality-of-Life and Travel Motivations: Integrating the Two Concepts in the Grevillea Model

  • Sara Dolnicar
  • Katie Lazarevski
  • Venkata Yanamandram


Over the past three decades, two bodies of literature have developed relatively independently: Quality-of-Life research in Psychology and Travel Motivations research in Tourism. Yet, the constructs underlying these two bodies of research are strongly interrelated. This book chapter (1) reviews the Quality-of-Life research area with a specific focus on the role of vacations as a Quality-of-Life domain, (2) reviews prior work in the area of Travel Motivations with a specific focus on motivational segments which may be associated with differences in the importance people attribute to vacations in general, and (3) proposes a conceptual model, referred to as the Grevillea Model, which integrates heterogeneity in the population with respect to both the importance attributed to vacations and Travel Motivations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sara Dolnicar
    • 1
  • Katie Lazarevski
    • 1
  • Venkata Yanamandram
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Innovation in Business and Social ResearchUniversity of WollongongWollongongAustralia

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