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Holiday Makers by Jost Krippendorf

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The motives of the mobile leisureman –travel between norm, promise and hope

Man in search of balance

The recreation cycle begins with man and his needs – with everyday people who become tourists and then return to their everyday existence. Indeed, these needs are the driving force of all human activity. Psychology teaches us that everybody is caught in numerous fields of tension formed by conflicting needs, for example:

Work – rest

Being awake – sleeping

Exertion – relaxation

Income – expenditure

Job – family

Freedom – dependence

Risk – security

To have one's life under control means to be able to find a balance between these needs. Like a tightrope walker, one must find a way between the extremes, which always means a ‘both/and’ rather ...

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