The impact of a virtual tourism experience on mental restoration in the workplace

Gabrielle Walters, Chelsea Gill, Wendy Pham

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2020
    Event30th 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 202013 Feb 2020
    Conference number: 30th
    https://www.cauthe2020.org/

    Conference

    Conference30th Annual Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education Conference
    Abbreviated titleCAUTHE
    CountryNew Zealand
    CityAuckland
    Period10/02/2013/02/20
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    Working environment
    Employees
    Nature
    Work place
    Holidays
    Productivity
    Well-being
    Tourism
    Virtual reality
    Experimental design
    Health
    Fatigue
    Workers
    Restoration

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    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.
    Walters, Gabrielle ; Gill, Chelsea ; Pham, Wendy. / 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.
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