Taylor & Francis
School of Business and Law
National Social Science Fund of China, NSSFC, (22FGLB103)
This study examines travel motivations and constraints of rural migrant workers in China as a socially disadvantaged group. Through 20 in-depth interviews, the study identified 21 motivations in three categories: personal seeking, interpersonal seeking and personal escaping. Nine travel constraint factors were also identified. The identified motivations and constraints were interpreted through the Escaping-Seeking tourism motivation framework and the Hierarchical Constraint Model. The study concludes that personal seeking motivations predominate rural migrant workers’ travel motivations, whereas structural constraints are more influential than intrapersonal and interpersonal constraints. Social context was found to be a significant confounding factor in determining travel motivations and constraints of this social group. This study contributes to the theories of travel motivations and constraints. © 2023 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
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