The experiential dimensions of tourism, nature conservation and landscape planning and design are increasingly recognized as crucial to both understanding and successful interventions. The quest for worthwhile experiences drive tourism, and is vital to conservation efforts and factors that influence landscape interventions. Emotions are at the very heart of our experiences, shaping and colouring them.
This research agenda seeks to understand the diversity of experiences and emotions in the context of tourism, nature and landscape. Investigations address cultural and psychological antecedents as well as consequences in terms of preferences, sources of conflict, and impacts on the physical and social environment. Knowledge is used to critically reflect on and shape current policy and management practices, identify publicly appraised interventions, and mitigate negative consequences of the quest for worthwhile experiences.