Studies in the tourism field argue that holidays reduce stress and provide a break from work, yet the current working environment is increasingly limiting workers’ ability to take leave (Beeton, 2012). This is not only reducing productivity in the workplace, but also creating health issues that are affecting employee’s mental well-being. This study employs a lab-based pre-post experimental design to test the effectiveness of a virtual reality experience that immerses participants into a nature based marine setting in enhancing mental restoration and reducing mental fatigue.
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
|Event||30th Annual Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education Conference : New Perspectives on the diversity of Hospitality, Tourism and Events - Auckland University of Technology , Auckland, New Zealand|
Duration: 10 Feb 2020 → 13 Feb 2020
Conference number: 30th
|Conference||30th Annual Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education Conference|
|Period||10/02/20 → 13/02/20|
Walters, G., Gill, C., & Pham, W. (2020). The impact of a virtual tourism experience on mental restoration in the workplace. 30th Annual Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education Conference , Auckland, New Zealand. https://cauthe2020.exordo.com/files/papers/198/final_draft/198_Virtual_Reality_and_Mental_Restoration_in_the_Work_Place..pdf