chapter  4
25 Pages

Moving With/in Environments

ByKaya Barry

Chapter 4 explores how tourists interact and adjust their practices in new and unfamiliar environments. Certain destinations, such as those with unique landscapes or ecological elements, induce a socio-cultural imaginary that attracts tourists and signals how environmental aesthetics play an important role in the formation of mobile experiences. Two case studies in Iceland and Nepal reveal the extent that the environmental conditions influence tourist practices and contrast with everyday routines. It argues that by repositioning individual expectations of tourist experiences in favour of movements with the environment, the potential arises for new co-consumptive and collaborative practices of mobilities.