The visual consumption and depiction of material and experiential phenomena have become increasingly pertinent in contemporary tourism contexts. This panel explores the gazing upon and commodification of tourism experiences through tourists' art and visual representations.
The visual consumption of tourism phenomena has been long recognised. The tourist gazes upon material and experiential elements of destinations, attractions and culture. In doing so, the tourist seeks to engage, make meaning, and remember the materials and experiences of tourism. This panel explores the gazing upon and commodification of tourism experiences through tourists' art and visual representations of phenomena and experiences in tourism settings. It explores the methods and vehicles of tourists' art and commodification: from the material and analogue souvenir; to temporal visualisations and digital depictions of tourism practices and performances.