Jeroen Nawijn's research while affiliated with Breda University of Applied Sciences and other places

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Until the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the growth of tourism had confronted many destinations with policy decisions that had impacted regional ecosystems and the quality of life of their resident population. To counter the threats driven by dominant tourism growth models, a number of tourism scholars have called for revisiting the phil...
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This qualitative research note reports two neglected themes in research on virtual reality tourism experiences, i.e. its potentially addictive nature and temporary sense of isolation. Existing work on virtual reality tourism experiences has applied existing knowledge and theories and has solely tested how VR applications can positively mediate or m...
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This chapter discusses if and how experiencing tourism contributes to tourists’ happiness. First, we discuss the different conceptualizations of experience and happiness. In doing so, we also acknowledge current assumptions that exist in tourism studies, specifically regarding the interpretation of concepts. Consequently, we create a framework that...
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This study investigates how destination social responsibility (DSR) improves resident quality of life (QOL) through the lenses of signaling theory and emotional solidarity theory. The study demonstrates the mediating role of resident emotional solidarity toward the destination and the moderating roles of disclosure tone and visual messages. Three e...
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Why people conduct different sharing about their travel is unclear. Understudied areas include the roles of tourism activity type, tourist well-being, and social context. Under the framework of construal level theory, three studies which combined secondary data and experiments revealed that: 1) challenging (relaxing) tourism activities lead to more...
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This paper proposes that tourism research needs to explore the potentially lasting psychological benefits of tourism by implementing a eudaimonic perspective of well-being. Consequently, this study adopted a eudaimonic approach to tourist well-being by investigating the reported psychological well-being of pilgrims and the concepts involved in the...
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How well-being changes over the course of a vacation is unclear. Particular understudied areas include the eudaimonic dimension of well-being, the comparison between eudaimonia and hedonia, and the role of activity type. Using an integrated model, two studies which combined survey and experiment were conducted to examine the change patterns of euda...
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The purpose of this Letter is to identify and specify what type of research is required to explore the role of the Chinese Social Credit System for Chinese outbound tourism decision-making. The Social Credit System will likely cause visible and invisible effects on tourist behaviour of the Chinese people. Visible effects include social media sharin...
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The tourism industry tries to strategically manage a customer's experience by carefully designing, staging and managing the customer journey, in order to create a memorable experience. But what if that memory already has its onset during the experience itself? In this article, we introduce the concept of 'anticipatory nostalgia' and define it as a...
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Previous work on tourists' positive and negative affect has mainly used cross-sectional data. Consequently, little is known about how motivations are related to tourists' emotions over an extended period of time. The purpose of this study was to understand the impact of travel motivation on tourists' emotions and whether the impact would remain the...
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This study examined the motivations to visit concentration camp memorial sites in the Netherlands. Nine hundred and seventy-five Dutch respondents participated in a panel survey. The data were analysed by means of an exploratory factor analysis, to yield underlying motivational factors. The findings revealed that potential visitors were motivated t...
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Over the last decades a substantial and growing societal and academic interest has emerged for the development of sustainable tourism. Scholars have highlighted the contribution of tourism to global environmental change and to local, detrimental social and environmental effects as well as to ways in which tourism contributes to nature conservation....
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Introduction Overtourism’ is a relatively new term in the public and academic debate on negative consequences of tourism. However, the phenomenon itself is not a new one, as problematic forms of tourism crowding and their effects on local communities and environment have been studied for decades. Yet, there is much evidence that the character of...
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In this paper, we critically examine the use of (negative) emotions in psychology, consumer behaviour and tourism. We find that (1) negative emotions form an integral part of the tourist experience in certain tourism contexts, particularly in dark tourism and types of travel that involve transformation of the self, (2) negative emotions can have mu...
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This study explored Dutch people's expected intensity of emotional responses of a potential visit to a concentration camp memorial site in the Netherlands. A total of 1050 online panel members participated in a questionnaire that contained a 33-item emotion scale. Results reveal that individuals with a closeness to the Holocaust expect to feel most...
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This book shares the work of various scholars under the umbrella of quality of life in tourism and hospitality, including case studies showing best practice. The main goal of this volume is to provide a portfolio of selected activities from tourism and hospitality settings as best practices and examine how these best practices play a role in the we...
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This study assessed the effect of visitors' personality and emotional response on finding positive meaning in life and the intention to spread positive word of mouth. The sample (n = 260) consists of visitors to Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum near Berlin. Findings indicate that the emotion of interest positively contributes to finding positive m...
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Messages with a clear focus on personal benefits and social and personal norms could impact holidaymakers' preferences towards opting for sustainability actions. This argument was explored using a three stage, sequential, mixed methods study. Firstly, analysis of current sustainability messages from three responsible tour operators revealed a low l...
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This study examined the motivations to visit concentration camp memorial sites in the Netherlands. Nine hundred and seventy-five Dutch respondents participated in a panel survey. The data were analysed by means of an exploratory factor analysis, to yield underlying motivational factors. The findings revealed that potential visitors were motivated t...
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The tourism industry thrives on the notion that holiday travel improves wellbeing. However, scientific evidence that holiday travel is more beneficial than spending free time at home is lacking. Using the Effort-Recovery and the Limited Resources model as theoretical basis, this study investigates whether workers behave, think, and feel differently...
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It is important to understand emotion clusters in darker forms of tourism (Stone & Sharpley, 2008), because such clusters allow for a better insight into the emotional experience of tourists by providing a basis to study potential causes and consequences in such a context. In hedonic contexts tourists are drawn to destinations because of the positi...
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In this chapter we discuss the current impacts of aviation on the environment and climate change. The sharp growth of this industry will lead to an even greater future impact. Therefore, we come with some suggestions to reduce the carbon emissions of the industry. We conclude that a combination of economical, behavioural and technological measures...
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This study, part of an R&D project with Dutch tour operators, assessed Dutch consumer preferences towards a carbon label for holiday trips. A general survey (n = 504) assessed the perceived importance of a CO2 label to consumers. To determine the preferred design, two focus groups (n = 15) followed by a panel study (n = 1246) were performed. Finall...
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Visits to sites associated with death and suffering are considered emotionally laden. Few studies empirically investigated visitor emotions at such sites. This study examines emotional responses of 241 visitors to concentration camp memorial Neuengamme and assesses how emotions are associated with long-term consequences of revisit intentions and po...
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Shani and Arad (2014) claimed that tourism scholars tend to endorse the most pessimistic assessments regarding climate change, and that anthropogenic climate change was a “fashionable” and “highly controversial scientific topic”. This brief rejoinder provides the balance that is missing from such climate change denial and skepticism studies on clim...
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Shani and Arad (2014) claimed that tourism scholars tend to endorse the most pessimistic assessments regarding climate change, and that anthropogenic climate change was a “fashionable” and “highly controversial scientific topic”. This brief rejoinder provides the balance that is missing from such climate change denial and skepticism studies on clim...
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This final response to the two climate change denial papers by Shani and Arad further highlights the inaccuracies, misinformation and errors in their commentaries. The obfuscation of scientific research and the consensus on anthropogenic climate change may have significant long-term negative consequences for better understanding the implications of...
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Most people strive to become happier. Although a substantial increase in the cognitive component of happiness is limited due to heredity, there is still room for substantial gains in the affective component of happiness through environmental factors and behavioural choices. One way to become happier is to undertake leisure travel. The effect of lei...
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In this chapter, we start with a description of happiness, the nature of happiness, the value of happiness, and the determinants of happiness. In that context, we discuss what leisure can contribute to happiness. Although happiness is partially set through inherited personality traits, there is potential for improving one's sense of happiness throu...
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Current leisure mobility patterns are not sustainable. Because energy efficiency measures appear insufficient to accommodate predicted future volume growth, changes in transportation modes and volume are needed. Short-haul should be the preferred distance, public transportation the preferred mode and length of stay should increase rather than trip...
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The emotions of 39 American and Dutch vacationers were investigated. Their emotions were tracked daily during their vacation using a diary. Findings indicated that fluctuations in emotions are related to length of vacation. Vacationers on an 8- to 13-day trip experienced significant changes in the balance of their emotions over the course of their...
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Vacationers generally experience higher health and well-being levels than nonvacationers. It is unclear if and how health and well-being levels of vacationers change prior to acation and what potential determinants are. Our research questions were: (1) How do health and well-being change before vacation? (2) Which factors (i.e., vacation anticipati...
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Subjective well-being in host–guest relations has only been considered from the viewpoint of the guest. This study addresses the host perspective and assesses the association between perceived tourism impacts and residents’ subjective well-being in a mass tourism destination. Findings indicate that perceived tourism impacts are associated with life...
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Purpose – This paper aims to explore the widely recognized awareness/attitude‐gap in sustainable tourism and discuss a series of theoretical approaches on three levels: individual, interpersonal and community level theories. Design/methodology/approach – These theories are linked to existing studies on tourists' awareness/attitude and behavior in...
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Individuals in affluent societies generally have their basic human needs met. Consequently, these people seek greater happiness. One way to become happier is by choosing between certain types of leisure activities. This dissertation investigated how leisure travel affects individuals’ subjective wellbeing. Findings indicate that vacationers are hap...
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Does vacationing add to our happiness in the long run? This question was addressed in a study of 3,650 Dutch citizens who reported their leisure travel every 3months during 2years and rated their happiness at the end of each year. Participants who had been on vacation appeared to be marginally happier, in terms of hedonic level of affect, than thos...
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Does active leisure make life more satisfying? If so, what kind of leisure activity is the greatest contributor to happiness? These questions are answered by means of data from four waves of a large-scale continuous study of the general public in Germany. Cross-sectional analysis does not show much of a relationship between happiness and last year’...
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Several western governments have implemented environmental policies which increase the cost of air travel. Such policies aim to reduce the impact of air travel on climate change, but at the same time they restrict tourists in their travels. This study examines the extent to which the average tourist's happiness is affected by ‘involuntary green tra...
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We take holidays for pleasure, but how well do we actually feel during our holiday? This question was addressed in a study of 481 international tourists in the Netherlands, who answered questions about their mood of the day and about their satisfaction with life in general. Average mood appears to be high. Mood was somewhat lower among people who w...
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The aim of this study was to obtain a greater insight into the association between vacations and happiness. We examined whether vacationers differ in happiness, compared to those not going on holiday, and if a holiday trip boosts post-trip happiness. These questions were addressed in a pre-test/post-test design study among 1,530 Dutch individuals....
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Making an empirical contribution to the understanding of tourism as a development mechanism in poor regions and countries, this book looks at the successes and paradoxes of tourism in this role and considers why tourism as a catalyst for economic development can be a controversial device. It offers a perspective on theoretical frameworks and uses i...

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... In Study 3, we adopted different stimuli materials for manipulating negative destination publicity types and re-tested hypotheses H1 through H5, so that the external validity of our research could be enhanced by cross-validating the results of Study 2 with different experiment stimuli (Su, Jia, et al., 2022). In Study 4, we replicated Study 3 with a new sample set of real residents from a tourism destination in China, so as to further verify the external validity of the findings of Study 3. The different experiment stimuli and multiple data sources employed in this study can improve the robustness of our research findings, avoiding the inherent weaknesses of a single method or data source (Su et al., 2021). ...
... Credamo is a popular professional data platform that provides scientific research and educational data services at more than two thousand universities and is used for conducting research experiments and surveys in China (Gai & Puntoni, 2021). Research utilizing Credamo has been published in several top tourism journals (Li, Peng, Ma, & Zhou, 2022;Liu, Feng, & Hu, 2022;Qiu, Chen, Lyu, He, & Li, 2021;Su, Tang, & Nawijn, 2021). Of 160 recruits, 157 participated in the pre-test (57.3% female) and were randomly placed into one of four groups (Introduction: G int = 38; Growth: G gro = 40; Maturity: G mat = 39; Decline: G dec = 40). ...
... (a popular virtual tourism website) usage was reported during the pandemic (Granville, 2020). Since the 1990s, there has been increased blurring of work and non-work lives fueled by technological innovations and developments in various sectors, including the tourism sector (Merkx & Nawijn, 2021). Adverse consequences of these changes have included reductions in subjective well-being and life satisfaction amongst workers and reduced organizational commitment (Brough & O'Driscoll, 2005;O'Driscoll et al., 2007). ...
... In a utopian future, leadership imbued with an ethics of care and strong political commitment (Guia, 2021) would facilitate a substantive paradigm shift in cultural tourism governance that stimulates such practices. A paradigm shift would entail abandoning the current anthropocentric view that nature is instrumental to human pleasure and embrace a post-anthropocentric ontology (Matteucci, Nawijn, & Von Zumbusch, 2022). Post-anthropocentrism not only ascribes equal status and intrinsic value to both human and non-human forms of life but it also highlights their fundamental interconnection and interdependency (Benson, 2019). ...
... The terms quality of life, life satisfaction, happiness, subjective wellbeing, and hedonic well-being are often used interchangeably (Su, Tang, & Nawijn, 2020Kim et al., 2013;Sirgy, 2019;Uysal et al., 2016). In the tourism destination literature, the term quality of life is most applied (Aleshinloye et al., 2022;Lai et al., 2021;Liang et al., 2021;Sirgy, 2019;Su, Huang, & Huang, 2018;Woo et al., 2018). ...
... Los atributos de los destinos turísticos ya no son suficientes para diferenciarlos (Hudson y Ritchie, 2009;Kim et al., 2012;Kim y Ritchie, 2014). Los visitantes ya no buscan solamente el mejor servicio o producto, sino una experiencia que añada valor a ese producto (Bastiaansen et al., 2019;Bergs et al., 2019). ...
... The push and pull motivations are widely studied with tourist experiences, psychological well-being, destination preference, and satisfaction during the tourism consumption (Chen et al., 2014;Crompton & McKay, 1997;Hao & Xiao, 2021;Poria et al., 2006). Some studies investigate the relationship between travel motivation and emotions during the onsite tourist experience and post-tour phases (Güzel et al., 2020;Lin & Nawijn, 2020), while some researchers only focus on tourists' anticipated emotions about their tour in the anticipatory phase of tourism consumption without considering their travel motivation (Filep & Deery, 2010;Lee et al., 2012). Hence, travel motivations and intention still lack investigation with tourists' emotional well-being in routine life. ...
... The largest and most important types of dark tourism are correlated with war-related attractions (Laderman, 2013). Almost all of the information gathered about dark tourism relates to the battlefield (Bigley et al., 2010;Cheal and Griffin, 2013;Dunkley et al., 2011;Isaac et al., 2019). According to Chen and Tsai (2019) memories of war and visits to important historical war sites could inspire patriotism, develop a sense of national unity and emphasise the significance of peace. ...
... It is urban destinations that suffer the most from overpopulation, problems with transport infrastructure, disruptions in the operation of utilities, and pandemonium (Peeters, et al., 2021). In this regard, the expected consequences of overtourism in cities are determined (European Cities Marketing, 2018): overloaded infrastructure, increased demand for energy resources, problems with the environment and utilization of household waste, higher living costs for local population, the city's gradual loss of its authenticity. ...
... While the focus of consumer activism, such as the environment or deviation from morally accepted principles (Lamers et al., 2018) has remained relatively constant over the past 50 years, what has changed is the means by which activism is undertaken with digitally mediated activism being as, if not more important, than analogue activism (Seyfi & Hall, 2020). Digital platforms have received increased attention as a prominent tool for launching various forms of digital activism in relation to tourism and this is echoed in the rising boycotting of destinations and attractions (Gretzel, 2017;Mkono, 2018;Shaheer et al., 2019). ...