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Building Bali Hai: Tourism and the (re)creation of place in Tahiti

Elaine Haldeman Davis ; University of Illinoi, Chicago, USA


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Thatched hut resorts today play a significant role in creating a sense of place within a given location. Thatched hut resorts are particularly ubiquitous in the South Pacific, and in Tahiti almost all resorts are comprised, at least partially, of these structures. The resort is a symbol of authenticity, or authenticity constructed as place. The image of Tahiti as a primitive, yet tamed paradise is perpetuated today by those in the tourist industry as well as by many of the theorists that critique the myths. But myths are not all-encompassing, nor do they necessarily mask an authentic truth.

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resorts; authenticity; tourism; hut

Hrčak ID:

24503

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/24503

Datum izdavanja:

15.3.2007.

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