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Live-streaming tourism experience: a case study of Melbourne remote control tourist

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Zhiming DengFollow

Author Bios (50 Words)

Zhiming Deng is a PhD Student from The University of Queensland. Her research interest is associated with live-streaming and tourism experiences. Her recent conference publication is about a conceptualisation of live-streaming tourism.

Abstract (150 Words)

This study is primarily conceptual with a focus on developing a framework of live-streaming tourism (LST) experiences. The framework provides a structure for exploring the opportunities new technology affords in facilitating blended, multisensory encounters of destinations before and during travel. A netnographic analysis of a practical example from Melbourne, Australia is used to illustrate the nuanced opportunities mobilised through the adoption of live streaming and real time encounters. In doing so, the paper challenges the ways tourists engage with destination experiences through new technology platforms. The real time experience through collaborative curation and enactment of destinations through storytelling blends both physical and virtual experiences. The paper critiques the ways in which tourists are able to retain space for real time multi-sensual, corporeal encounters with place; conveying and sharing these directly as the complexity of the nexus between tourism and the everyday is further explored.

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Live-streaming tourism experience: a case study of Melbourne remote control tourist

This study is primarily conceptual with a focus on developing a framework of live-streaming tourism (LST) experiences. The framework provides a structure for exploring the opportunities new technology affords in facilitating blended, multisensory encounters of destinations before and during travel. A netnographic analysis of a practical example from Melbourne, Australia is used to illustrate the nuanced opportunities mobilised through the adoption of live streaming and real time encounters. In doing so, the paper challenges the ways tourists engage with destination experiences through new technology platforms. The real time experience through collaborative curation and enactment of destinations through storytelling blends both physical and virtual experiences. The paper critiques the ways in which tourists are able to retain space for real time multi-sensual, corporeal encounters with place; conveying and sharing these directly as the complexity of the nexus between tourism and the everyday is further explored.