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Contributing to the Conference Theme: The role of social media in the development of Canada as a destination has been widely discussed locally, regionally, provincially, and federally. This research examines the role of using social media using a newly developed mechanism by which to consider how the use of social media relates to social involvement, memories, loyalty, place attachment, and authenticity. The context for this research is craft brewery tourism, one of the fastest growing aspects of tourism in many provinces. This abstract directly relates to multiple themes and sub-themes of the conference, including “Visitor experience design and measurement,” “Marketing and place promotion strategies and techniques,” and “Consumer demand for authentic places and experiences.”



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