Holiday recovery experiences, tourism satisfaction and life satisfaction – Is there a relationship? Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. This research examines the relationships between holiday recovery experiences and life satisfaction through mediating variables of tourism satisfaction. Derived from a sample of 777 American respondents, it was found that individuals who were able to control what they want to do, feel relaxed and detached from work, and have new and challenging experiences during a holiday vacation were more likely to be satisfied with their holiday experiences and their life in general. The paper concludes with recommendations for the success of tourism businesses as well as the enhancement of tourists' senses of well-being.

published proceedings

  • Tourism Management

author list (cited authors)

  • Chen, C., Huang, W., & Petrick, J. F

citation count

  • 83

complete list of authors

  • Chen, Chun-Chu||Huang, Wei-Jue||Petrick, James F

publication date

  • April 2016