Quotation Köllen, Thomas, Lazar, Szabolcs. 2012. Gay Tourism in Budapest: An Exploratory Study on Gay Tourists' Motivational Patterns for Traveling to Budapest. American Journal of Tourism Management 1 (3): 64-68.


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In contrast to East European cities, West European cities have increasingly targeted gay and lesbian travelers as part of their tourism campaigns. In order to exemplarily analyze the potential of international gay tourism for Budapest, nineteen semi-structured, in-depth interviews with non-Hungarian gay travelers, about their motivation to come and their experiences, were conducted in different gay establishments in the city. One result of the study is that their motivations for travel did not differ from "mainstream tourists"; while their expectations about gay life in the city were negative, their experiences were mixed. Implications for Budapest's city-marketing are discussed.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal American Journal of Tourism Management
Language English
Title Gay Tourism in Budapest: An Exploratory Study on Gay Tourists' Motivational Patterns for Traveling to Budapest
Volume 1
Number 3
Year 2012
Page from 64
Page to 68
Reviewed? Y
URL http://www.sapub.org/global/showpaperpdf.aspx?doi=10.5923/j.tourism.20120103.01

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Köllen, Thomas (Former researcher)
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Lazar, Szabolcs (Hungary)
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Institute for Gender and Diversity in Organizations IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5301 Distributive trades (Details)
5312 Tourism research (Details)
5320 Marketing (Details)
5432 Leisure time research (Details)
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