Mobilità turistiche fuori dai luoghi. Forme e significati dei viaggi online per i giovani italiani

Keywords: Tourism, millennials, new mobilities, e-travel, Italy

Abstract

In the “new mobilities” society (Urry, Sheller, 2006) until a few years ago unimaginable tourism experiences are realized. Nowadays the advent of new technologies makes possible also to travel without actually traveling, allowing tourists to move within unprecedented spatialities, in-betweeness (Rojek, Urry, 1997). Virtual and imaginative travels are the subject of this paper: their forms and meanings are analyzed starting from the results of anexploratory research carried out among a group of Italian millennials. The study highlights how this new form of tourism is a further element available to travelers in order to enrich, forge and shape their own identities. The finding of the study points out the overcoming of the anthropological proposal of place,which traditionally locates cultures in a physical (de)finite space (Hall, 1995).

Author Biography

Salvatore Monaco, Libera Università of Bolzano, Italy

Ph.D. in “Statistics and Social Sciences” at University in Naples Federico II and scientific collaborator of Osservatorio LGBT. His research interests are tourism, technologies and urban contexts with particular focus on gender studies, sexual orientations and generations. He recently published Città arcobaleno with F. Corbisiero (Donzelli, 2017).

Published
2018-12-31
How to Cite
Monaco, S. (2018). Mobilità turistiche fuori dai luoghi. Forme e significati dei viaggi online per i giovani italiani. Fuori Luogo. Rivista Di Sociologia Del Territorio, Turismo, Tecnologia, 4(2), 91 - 104. https://doi.org/10.6092/2723-9608/6979