Travel often inspires the creation of narratives about journeys and destinations, more so with the increasing availability of online platforms, applications for smartphones and tablets, and various other social media technologies. This book examines travel blogs and their associated social media as a form of self-presentation that negotiates the tensions between discourses of travel and tourism. As such, it addresses how contemporary travellers use online platforms to communicate their experiences of journeys and destinations, and how the traveller/tourist dichotomy finds expression in these narratives. Addressing the need for more in-depth analysis through a study of blogs, this exploration of networked narratives of an individual's travel experience considers personal motivations, self-promotion, and self-presentation as key factors in the creation of both personal and commercial travel blogs. As this text applies concepts such as self-presentation and heteroglossia, it will be of interest to both students and scholars of tourism, new media, sociology, cultural studies, and discourse studies.
Living in a world that is increasingly 'on the move' means that many of us now rely on mobile devices, social media, and networking technologies to coordinate togetherness with our social networks even when we are apart. Nowhere is this phenomenon more evident than in the emerging practices of 'interactive travel'. Today's travellers are more likely than ever to pack a laptop or a mobile phone and to use these devices to stay in touch with friends and family members - as well as to connect with strangers and other travellers - while they are on the road. New practices such as location-aware navigating, travel blogging, flashpacking and Couchsurfing now shape the way travellers engage with each other, with their social networks, and with the world around them.
Travel Connections prompts a rethinking of the key paradigms in tourism studies in the digital age. Interactive travel calls into question longstanding tourism concepts such as landscape, the tourist gaze, hospitality, authenticity and escape. The book proposes a range of new concepts to describe the way tourists inhabit the world and engage with their social networks in the twenty-first century: smart tourism, the mediated gaze, mobile conviviality, re-enchantment and embrace.
Based on intensive fieldwork with interactive travellers, Travel Connections offers a detailed account of this emerging phenomenon and uncovers the new forms of mediated and face-to-face togetherness that become possible in a mobile world. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of sociology, tourism and hospitality, new media, cosmopolitanism studies, mobility studies and cultural studies.
Providing a detailed examination of the issues that affect the long term health of aircrew, cabin crew and passengers, <i>Air Travel and Health</i> offers guidance to engineers designing aircraft in the difficult field of legislation and product liability. Examining the facts, anecdotes and myths associated with health and travel, Seabridge and Morgan draw balanced conclusions on which the aircraft operations and design communities can act to provide cost-effective solutions. The authors present a useful reference for aircrew, regulatory authorities, engineers and managers within the aerospace industry, and medical and human factor specialists, as well as an informative resource for undergraduate and graduate students.
This Book Set consists of: *9781781902363 - Increasing Student Engagement and Retention using Online Learning Activities: Wikis, Blogs and Webquests (Part A) *9781781902387 - Increasing Student Engagement and Retention using Social Technologies: Facebook, E-Portfolios and Other Social Networking Services (Part B) *9781781902400 - Increasing Student Engagement and Retention using Immersive Interfaces: Virtual Worlds, Gaming, and Simulation (Part C) *9781781905098 - Increasing Student Engagement and Retention using Mobile Applications: Smartphones, Skype and Texting Technologies (Part D) *9781781905111 - Increasing Student Engagement and Retention using Classroom Technologies: Classroom Response Systems and Mediated Discourse Technologies (Part E) *9781781905135 - Increasing Student Engagement and Retention using Multimedia Technologies: Video Annotation, Multimedia Applications, Videoconferencing and Transmedia Storytelling (Part F) *9781781905159 - Increasing Student Engagement and Retention in e-Learning Environments: Web 2.0 and Blended Learning Technologies (Part G) This collection is comprised of seven key books on the topic of increasing student engagement. These titles provide international coverage on the subject with a variety of practical applications and how they can be used in real settings by students and teachers. The volume includes coverage on: online learning activities such as wikis, blogs and webquests; social technologies such as Facebook, E-portfolios and other social networking services; immersive interfaces such as virtual worlds, gaming, and simulation; mobile applications including smartphones, Skype and texting technologies; classroom technologies i.e. classroom response systems and mediated discourse technologies; multimedia technologies including video annotation, multimedia applications, videoconferencing and transmedia storytelling; and, E-learning environments covering Web 2.0 and blended learning technologies.
If you are in search of great travel tips then you must acquire a copy of "Travelling At a Bargain-Great Travel Tips." This book is a bit different from the other books that are out there as it really goes into a bit of detail on how the frugal traveler can really find the best deals to suite their budget. The author has done quite a bit of traveling herself and has found that with a bit of time and effort, great discounts can be found not only for airfare but for hotel stay and transportation as well. The book makes the reader aware of certain tips and tricks that they can use while planning their next vacation and also lets them know the various mediums that they can use to find these deals. The book is a great tool that can be used to make the vacation the best one ever.
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