Title: Brits behaving badly: template analysis of newspaper content

Authors: Konstantinos Andriotis

Addresses: Department of Hotel and Tourism Management, Cyprus University of Technology, P.O. Box. 50329, 3603 Limassol, Cyprus

Abstract: This study explores the ways in which public debates about the sexual, drinking and risk taking behaviour of young British travellers, who participate in trips organised to Greek summer resorts exclusively by Club 18-30, have been interpreted, and framed, within print media (British newspapers). Using a template analysis approach four themes emerged, namely binge drinking, sexual behaviour, risk taking and host reactions. These themes are discussed in relation to the methodology adopted, and the findings of previous research, and policies for risk-taking decrease, and solutions to reduce the problems posed by young tourists| antisocial behaviour in summer Greek resorts, are provided.

Keywords: youth travel; antisocial behaviour; binge drinking; casual sex; risk taking; template analysis; newspaper content; Brits; British travellers; young people; mass media; sexual behaviour; drink; clubbing holidays; alcohol; risk taking; Greece; tour operators; summer resorts; Club 18-30; newspapers; UK; United Kingdom; host reactions; tourism anthropology; tourist industry; young tourists.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTA.2010.036844

International Journal of Tourism Anthropology, 2010 Vol.1 No.1, pp.15 - 34

Published online: 12 Nov 2010 *

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