Sins of the Fathers: The Holocaust and the Leisure Travel Decision Among American Jews
Podoshen, Jeffrey Steven
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Understanding the ethnicity and how it affects the tourism decision process is important for a better understanding of key demographic segments of travelers. This research explores the effects of past ethnic conflict on the tourism decision process for leisure travel. Specifically, this study looks at the Holocaust and the propensity for Americans of Jewish descent to choose Germany as a leisure destination. Evidence appeared to indicate that those travelers who had family members involved in the Holocaust were less likely to travel to Germany on leisure than those who did not, but that American Jews in general were no less likely to travel to Germany on leisure than non-Jews.
Postprint (6 p.) This is a postprint (.pdf) of an article published in the journal Tourism Analysis. Copyright © 2006 Cognizant Comm. Corp. http://www.cognizantcommunication.com