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Fans and Tourism

  • Henrik Linden
  • Sara Linden
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Abstract

This chapter will provide insights into fandom-generated tourism, and bring some seemingly disparate areas together under the umbrella of fan tourism. For example, how are concepts such as fandom, fans, travel, social media, pilgrimage, niche tourism, microcelebrity and destination branding connected? Why are we drawn to certain places because of their status as significant in the lives and worlds of our objects and subjects of fandom—from a fictional as well as a “real life” point of view—and what may these tourism experiences look like?

Keywords

Popular Culture Social Media Platform Tourism Experience Consumer Society Cultural Tourist 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henrik Linden
    • 1
  • Sara Linden
    • 2
  1. 1.University of East LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Goldsmiths, University of LondonLondonUK

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