Event Title

YouTube and Tourism: A Comparative Study of Vlogs on Slovenian Tourism

Presenter Information

Faith Nevarez

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

College

College of Art & Letters

Major

English

Session Number

3

Location

RM 215

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Luz Elena Ramirez

Juror Names

Dr. Victoria Seitz, Dr. Sang Ouk Wee, Dr. Rajrani Kalra

Start Date

5-17-2018 3:15 PM

End Date

5-17-2018 3:30 PM

Abstract

My study focuses on how YouTube allows tourists to find information through travel site channels and video bloggers (vloggers). Travel vloggers show their experiences through their videos, allowing their audience to see their experiences traveling to a new destination or another country. Vlogs are an important form of user generated content which can reach a wide audience online; they offer visuals and tours of specific sites instead of a written review or commentary. To see how travel vloggers affect tourism, I focused my study on two travel vloggers, Hey Nadine and Slove Weekly travel vlog Slovenia. By focusing on these two vloggers, I was able to see how vlogs are and could be a valuable asset to the tourism industry.

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May 17th, 3:15 PM May 17th, 3:30 PM

YouTube and Tourism: A Comparative Study of Vlogs on Slovenian Tourism

RM 215

My study focuses on how YouTube allows tourists to find information through travel site channels and video bloggers (vloggers). Travel vloggers show their experiences through their videos, allowing their audience to see their experiences traveling to a new destination or another country. Vlogs are an important form of user generated content which can reach a wide audience online; they offer visuals and tours of specific sites instead of a written review or commentary. To see how travel vloggers affect tourism, I focused my study on two travel vloggers, Hey Nadine and Slove Weekly travel vlog Slovenia. By focusing on these two vloggers, I was able to see how vlogs are and could be a valuable asset to the tourism industry.