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This is one reason why more Chinese tourists are organising and travelling independently as opposed to being solely reliant on a travel agent or prepackaged holidays. Yet this trend is not just specific to Chinese travellers: a 2016 Expedia study found that millennials from all over the world prioritise authenticity in their travel experience. Whats more, they have the power to pursue it thanks to sites such as Skyscanner and Last Minute, travellers have the means to design a personalised itinerary, according to their interests, while companies such as Airbnb and Home Stay allow them to interact with locals at their destinations. Chinese tourists attracted to quaint village as they search for 'true' England https://t.co/oWPsts6rYA ^DExpress ...david jones (@_dpaj) November 1, 2016 Disneyfication Yet its still not exactly clear what makes an experience authentic. Authenticity is generally associated with something that is genuine, real, or true. This could mean simple, rural or natural experiences, like those offered by travel schemes such as Workaway or World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms . Or it could be embodied in gritty, even difficult experiences from slum tourism in Rio de Janiero , to homeless tourism in Prague and toxic tourism . But authenticity is a pretty complex idea what one person sees as an authentic experience, another may view as a sham. And if a person believes they are getting an authentic experience, it may not matter whether its spontaneous or staged. So, it seems that authenticity is constructed by a persons interaction with, and interpretation of, the social and physical environment. One can argue that an authentic tourism experience is a contradiction in terms.
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