Homeland Entitlement: Perspectives of Israeli Domestic Tourists

Shalini Singh, Shaul Krakover

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Given that there is scarcity of evidence on travel/tourism of resident populations, a study was undertaken to explore the perceptions of domestic visitors on being a tourist in their own country. For this purpose, an exploratory qualitative study was conducted into the Israeli sense of “being a tourist” in Israel. Analysis of interview data from Israeli Jewish participants generated two primary themes, namely, homeland entitlement and othering. The emergence of these themes lends to the development of a framework of reference toward furthering our understanding of domestic tourism. The article concludes with suggestions for a future research agenda in domestic tourism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)222-233
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Travel Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - 5 Mar 2015


  • Israel
  • citizen
  • domestic tourists
  • identity
  • othering
  • sense of being

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Transportation
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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