A theory of lodging: Exploring hotel guest behavior

Abstract: 

When staying as a guest in a hotel, we are well aware of the short-term nature of the planned experience. Our sense of commitment is somewhat different from the choices we made when provisioning our home. It may be that, similar to tourism perspectives, when we leave home we think of ourselves no longer as a resident but rather a traveler. Everything we do is of a temporary nature. This suggests that the individual has a separate set of behaviors that are used when staying in a hotel. Whatever we experienced or did in that visited place is left behind. It is freeing in the sense that it limits our impact, our responsibility, and usually minimizes the consequences of our actions. Does this difference in perspective and behavior present the opportunity to develop a theory of lodging?

 

This publication has been peer reviewed.
Publication Type: 
Journal Article
Authors: 
Roberts, C., & Shea, L. J.
Year of Publication: 
2017
Journal, Book, Magazine or Other Publication Title: 
Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research
Volume: 
42
Edition: 
4
Pages: 
389-392
Publisher: 
Sage
Date Published: 
Monday, May 1, 2017
Publication Language: 
English
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