Network relationality in the tourism experience: staging sociality in homestays

Lenia Marques, B Gondim Matos

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Drawing on the network sociality concept, this article investigates network relationality principles relating to shareable tourism experiences through peer-to-peer platforms. The methodology is based on a case study approach, using qualitative research tools. Four key principles of network relationality emerge from the findings: temporary belongingness, a priori empathy, technology as bridge to face-to-face interactions, and relational spaces. More than mere social interaction, network relationality focuses on the intensity of temporary relationships which shape the tourist experience beyond accommodation services.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCurrent Issues in Tourism
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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