Images of Israel: A structural comparison along gender, ethnic, denominational and national lines

Erik H. Cohen

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    Abstract

    A multidimensional analysis of Jewish youth tour participants’ responses to symbols of Israel identified four types of destination images: spiritual, Zionist, pragmatic/mundane and home. Their responses are analyzed along national, gender, denominational and ethnic lines. Two main groupings were found: those indicating a strongly spiritual and religious view of Israel and those indicating a more diverse image of daily life in the modern State of Israel. The strongest influence on destination image appears to be country of residence. Differential influences are related to the host culture, educational system and relative exposure to ‘complex’ destination images from past personal experience.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)253-280
    Number of pages28
    JournalTourist Studies
    Volume3
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Dec 2003

    Keywords

    • Ashkenazi
    • Israel
    • Jewish-Diaspora
    • Sephardi
    • destination image
    • multidimensional analysis
    • symbols
    • youth

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