Joost Gieling, alumnus of the MSc Leisure, Tourism and Environment, published a paper based on his MSc thesis related to warfare tourism in collaboration with Chin Ee Ong, his thesis supervisor of the Cultural Geography Group.
This paper examines through an analysis of Dutch warfare tourism whether there is a relationship between
the subjective perceived salience of Dutch identity and heritage tourists' motives, emotions and
overall satisfaction. Using a social identity theory framework, this study provides a view of motives for
Dutch warfare heritage tourism and the ways in which this specific variant of heritage tourism evokes
different emotions and satisfaction evaluations in visitors.
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