Lee, Won Seok, Sunwoo Park, Junwoo Jung, Seunglee Mun, & Jiwoo Jung (2021, October). A study on tourists’ perceived risks from COVID-19 using Q-methodology. Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 26(10), 1057-1069. (doi: 10.1080/10941665.2021.1953087) (Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/10941665.2021.1953087)

Abstract: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has led to constraints on tourism-related activities and a slowdown in the tourism industry. This study’s main purpose is to identify tourists’ perceived risks regarding COVID-19 to establish a strategy for the tourism industry to rebound when the pandemic stabilizes or dissipates. To better understand this, Q-methodology, an exploratory research methodology, was used. According to our results, the types of tourist constraints caused by COVID-19 can be divided into four categories: “worrying about health”; “worrying about potential problems”; “worrying about tourism itself”; and “worrying about issues” The implications from these will be discussed.

Junwoo Jung <nunusfav@gmail.com> <victoryans123@gmail.com> is in the Department of Leisure and Tourism, Kyonggi University, Seoul, Korea.