A conceptual model for researching the production and potential tourist consumption of popular media texts
Kim, Sangkyun (Sean)
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This paper attempts to develop a conceptual model of the process of production and consumption of popular media texts (PMTs) to investigate the relationships between the production elements of PMTs and the ways in which particular production values may appeal to potential tourists in diverse settings. The proposed model presumes that there may be structurally causal relationships between highlighted major elements of PMTs production and patterns of consumption associated with audience involvement, subsequent audience loyalty, and intention to visit the locations depicted in the programming in the context of film-induced tourism. The conceptualised model of the process of production and consumption of PMTs is hypothesised by reviewing previous literature and empirical studies. This paper draws attention to trans-national and interdisciplinary perspectives which will enable researchers to develop new ideas and perspectives in exploring the complicated inter-communication processes between PMTs from the production side with audiences/tourists as consumers, and understanding the relationships and mediation between production and consumption of PMTs and associated tourism.