"Ta mer, vi är inte i Sverige" : En kvalitativ studie om svenska unga vuxnas risktagande av drogturism i Barcelona

Detta är en M1-uppsats från Södertörns högskola/Turismvetenskap; Södertörns högskola/Turismvetenskap

Sammanfattning: Drug tourism is a concept that have gained popularity in the biggest and most popular european tourist destinations as of lately. It has even gained attention in popular media about how the modern youths consumption of illegal substances have grown lately and how research proves that the consumption of these illegal substances often duplicate when they travel. The purpose of this studie is to analyze what underlying factors contribute to swedish youth decision for travelling to Barcelona for the specific reason of consuming illegal substances. The writters of this essay are going to use qualititve methods in form of deep interwievs with people that direclty have participated in these form of tourism (drugtourism), mainly to have a deeper understanding about this phenomenon. To analyze the collected empirical matherial the writters are going to use selected previous research that focuses on this phenomenon. Because of the little research that has been done about this subject in Sweden and the impact it has had on the swedish youth almost all collected precious research is from outside of Sweden. The authors will also use two theoretical starting points to shape and gain an understanding of how the phenomenon affects the interviewed ones. The results in this studie shows that the swedish youth travell to Barcelona to consume illegal substances because of the availability the city presents when it comes to finding these illegal substances. It appears that additional contributing factors such as anonymity and freedom are produced among the individuals involved in this form of tourism.

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