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Europe Through the Eyes of Travel Bloggers: A Eurail Case Study

Olenicoff, Larissa LU (2012) EUHR18 20121
European Studies
Abstract
This paper seeks to explore what perceptions travel bloggers have of Europe and also what perceptions of Europe they might be transmitting to their readers. Based around Eurail’s Blog Trail 2011 campaign, five blogs were analyzed in an effort to uncover common characteristics of European destinations visited. Through a thematic content analysis, four overarching themes were detected: Europe as a continent of food; Europe as a continent of architecture; Europe as a continent of stereotypes and myths; and Europe as a continent of history, heritage, and culture. The importance of travel, tourism and the travel blogger for Europe and helping to shape a “European identity” is also discussed as is the rise in the utilization of blogs in academia.
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author
Olenicoff, Larissa LU
supervisor
organization
course
EUHR18 20121
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
blogs, travel, tourism, European identity
language
English
id
3046863
date added to LUP
2012-09-11 13:23:17
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2015-12-14 13:23:23
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  abstract     = {This paper seeks to explore what perceptions travel bloggers have of Europe and also what perceptions of Europe they might be transmitting to their readers. Based around Eurail’s Blog Trail 2011 campaign, five blogs were analyzed in an effort to uncover common characteristics of European destinations visited. Through a thematic content analysis, four overarching themes were detected: Europe as a continent of food; Europe as a continent of architecture; Europe as a continent of stereotypes and myths; and Europe as a continent of history, heritage, and culture. The importance of travel, tourism and the travel blogger for Europe and helping to shape a “European identity” is also discussed as is the rise in the utilization of blogs in academia.},
  author       = {Olenicoff, Larissa},
  keyword      = {blogs,travel,tourism,European identity},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Europe Through the Eyes of Travel Bloggers: A Eurail Case Study},
  year         = {2012},
}