Within the media there is an abundance of reports that claim tourists are being harassed, kidnapped and even killed in some instances as a result of their representation of their country's political ideology and international relations. A qualitative study was undertaken in Bolivia to determine how a tourist avoids or copes with the fear of severe political retribution or harassment in a country whose political environment is largely opposed to that of the traveler's home country. Interviews were conducted in multiple regions of Bolivia, and the data were coded.
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- Recreation and Tourism
- Behavioral Sciences
- American behavior
- Culture Shock
- Political Ideologies
- tourist adaptation
- tourist behavior
- Tourism--Political aspects--Bolivia.
- Tourism--Bolivia--Safety measures.
- Nationalism--Social aspects--United States.
- Partial requirement for: M.S., Arizona State University, 2013Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 63-67)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Recreation and tourism studies