Smartphone (dis)connectedness and vacation recovery

Ksenia Kirillova, Dan Wang

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In other words, which role does omnipresent connectivity play in facilitating tourists’ recovery? Drawing on Attention-Restoration Theory, Social Presence Theory, and survey data of working Chinese population, we show that frequency of work-related social presence acts as a negative moderator while quality of work and non-work social presence are positive moderators in the relationship between destination restorative qualities and vacation recovery. We discuss how these results problematize the current understanding of tourist experience as liminal and “encapsulating.”
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-169
Number of pages13
JournalAnnals of Tourism Research
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016


  • Destination restorative qualities
  • Smartphone
  • Social presence
  • Tourist experience
  • Vacation recovery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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