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What is Recreation

Handbook of Research on Interdisciplinary Reflections of Contemporary Experiential Marketing Practices
It is the whole of activities that are based on entertainment and recreation, which are done voluntarily without being subject to any rule, gain, or continuity, and that increase and refresh the cognitive, physical, and social health, quality of life of the person.
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Flow Experience in Tourism Activities
Ece Armağan (Aydın Adnan Menderes University, Turkey) and Eren Temel (Aydın Adnan Menderes University, Turkey)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-4380-4.ch009
Since tourism is an experience-intensive field, the experiences offered by tourism activities to individuals are very important. Understanding the psychological processes underlying the experiences of the individuals is essential for the effectiveness of tourism activities. An important phenomenon that explains the internal processes experienced by individuals in tourism activities is the flow experience originating from positive psychology. Flow experience is the individual's intense focus on the activity he/she is performing with his/her own inner will, without any external reward, and integrates with the activity by being isolated from the environment. Also, the flow experience can be expressed as an internal process that includes losing the perception of time and feeling happiness. Today, some research shows that the flow experience can be experienced in many areas of daily life and tourism activities. In this chapter, the flow experience has been discussed with its various dimensions, and evaluations have been made in the context of examples of some tourism activities.
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A Smart City Initiative: Urban Greens and Evaluation Method of the Sport and Recreation Potentials (SEM)
Means activity or experience carried on voluntarily, undertaken in a leisure time because one wants to do it, is closely related to leisure (but leisure is time of a special kind, while recreation is an activity of a special kind); recreation activity is contrasting with work or other “necessities” of life (for example the same activity, as walking a dog, might be perceived as recreation, chorus or a paid job).
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Elderly Tourism Market: Elderly Consumers as a Target Group in Health Tourism
It refers to the activities that will enable the individual to keep the quality of life at a high level by having a holistic health, which indicates the physical, spiritual, mental and social recovery throughout life, and the scope of such activities.
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Clustering as an Innovative Approach to Revealing the Recreational and Touristic Potential of Rural Territories
A range of establishments that operate facilities or provide services to meet varied cultural, entertainment, and recreational interests of the people.
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New Practices in the Tourism Sector During COVID-19
Recreation is the voluntarily chosen activities or experiences during leisure time that offers pleasure and restoration for people ( Edginton et al., 1995 ).
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