Discovering cities with peer-to-peer local-guided bike tours: tourists’ experiences and perceptions

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2022

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Taylor & Francis Online

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info:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccess

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This study explores tourists’ experiences and perceptions of peer-to-peer (P2P) local-guided bike tours using a netnography approach. The content of reviews of tourists regarding P2P local-guided bike tours offered by a sharing economy platform–Withlocals–in different destinations was analysed. The results show that tourists’ experiences of P2P local-guided bike tours include discovery, hedonic, safety and comfort, edutainment, local interaction, and memorable aspects. In addition, tourists perceive P2P local-guided bike tours in various ways. Our findings illustrate that P2P local-guided bike tours can be defined as engaging activities that provide multidimensional and rich experiences and help explore a destination. Due to the lack of research on P2P local-guided bike tours and the increasing demand by tourists for these tours, this study fills the gap by exploring tourists’ P2P local-guided bike tour experiences and perceptions. Furthermore, although this research will guide scholars and practitioners, future studies could shed more light on the subject.

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Bike tour experience; localP2P guiding; sharingeconomy; local-guided tour;netnography approach

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Current Issues in Tourism

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1

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Seyitoğlu, F., & Atsız, O. (2022). Discovering cities with peer-to-peer local-guided bike tours: tourists’ experiences and perceptions. Current Issues in Tourism, 1-7.