Solo travelers are a growing tourist segment, and the large majority are women (Khan et al., 2017; Karagöz et al., 2020). Female travelers, however, may face higher risks then men when traveling alone (Yang et al., 2017), because of destination specific risks, socio-psychological risks, and gendered risks (Wilson and Little 2008; Yang et al., 2018). Previous literature has already reported the critical impact of perceived risks on travel choices (Fuchs and Reichel, 2006), and in the current pandemic scenario, health-related risks may additionally lower future travel intentions (Xie et al., 2021). Previous research has also lamented a lack of research on one of the largest groups of international travelers, i.e., solo travelers (Khan et al., 2017). In order to bridge this gap, this study aims at investigating the following Research Questions: RQ1: Are there correlations between solo female travelers future travel intentions and perceived risks? RQ2: Are there other factors affecting solo female travelers future travel intentions?

Perceived risks and future travel intentions: The experience of solo female travelers

Baratta R.;Vigolo V.;Simeoni F.
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Andrich S.
2021-01-01

Abstract

Solo travelers are a growing tourist segment, and the large majority are women (Khan et al., 2017; Karagöz et al., 2020). Female travelers, however, may face higher risks then men when traveling alone (Yang et al., 2017), because of destination specific risks, socio-psychological risks, and gendered risks (Wilson and Little 2008; Yang et al., 2018). Previous literature has already reported the critical impact of perceived risks on travel choices (Fuchs and Reichel, 2006), and in the current pandemic scenario, health-related risks may additionally lower future travel intentions (Xie et al., 2021). Previous research has also lamented a lack of research on one of the largest groups of international travelers, i.e., solo travelers (Khan et al., 2017). In order to bridge this gap, this study aims at investigating the following Research Questions: RQ1: Are there correlations between solo female travelers future travel intentions and perceived risks? RQ2: Are there other factors affecting solo female travelers future travel intentions?
978-618-84798-9-0
Solo female traveler, travel risks, travel intentions, resilience
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