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L'expérience touristique de l'espace quotidien : le cas des visiteurs barcelonais

Abstract : How do we become tourists? This research aims at understanding the experience of rediscovering the usual environment. Can we expect to be surprised?In a postmodern context where individuals become hybrid (they are at the same time residents and visitors, temporal and permanent inhabitants, in a simple and in a complex relationship with the world surrounding them), we raise the following question: (How) is it possible to enjoy a tourist experience in the region where we live?Our methodology rests on four actions: listening to the cultural and tourist sector, identifying the offer and the existing themes, observing guided tours especially conceived for locals and accessing to visitors’ experiences.Through a qualitative approach, we aim at ascertaining if the distance is indeed an essential component of tourist experiences. The case of the City of Barcelona will be analysed, especially how different experiences are contextualised, first, within the biography of each interviewed visitor and, second, within the spatial and temporal frame where these experiences are carried out. The results provide deeper understanding of the tourist condition and of the transformation of ordinary places into highlights from a rediscovery point of view.
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Inmaculada Diaz Soria. L'expérience touristique de l'espace quotidien : le cas des visiteurs barcelonais. Géographie. Université Toulouse le Mirail - Toulouse II, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018TOU20066⟩. ⟨tel-02446112v2⟩



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