Strategie discorsive del mercato turistico del lusso in Facebook


Abstract – The aim of this study is to illustrate the discursive and promotional strategies that luxury tour operators use on Facebook. For this purpose, Facebook posts published on the official pages of luxury tour operators were compared with posts published by general or budget tour operators on their own pages. The posts were analysed both quantitatively and qualitatively in terms of their content, images used, and linguistic features. The results suggest that luxury tour operators use their official Facebook pages like a catalogue of destinations, whereas general and budget tour operators use their pages to engage clients in forms of (social) interaction and to create a community.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i22390359v20p239

Keywords: luxury tourist promotion; Facebook posts; tourism; language; images


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