Application of digital detox hotels for digital detoxification
This research paper proposes the implementation of more detox hotels in the world since signs of technological addiction or dependence are observed in high percentage of young populations. Smartphones are believed to represent the main cause of this problem and have physical and psychological repercussions. To solve this, many researchers and foreign institutions have developed various methods of isolation and contact with non-common activities in recent generations. Nonetheless, digital detoxification in tourist accommodations has not been contemplated very much. After recognizing the issue, hypothesis and objectives were formulated to be verified afterwards with the utilization of interview techniques and survey techniques: qualitative and quantitative methodological techniques. Consequently, as a first step, two interviews have been conducted with the participation of professionals in the sector. Plus, as a second step, a list of questions was designed to determine the behavior and attitudes of a general sample towards the type of hotel described. Likewise, to test the effectiveness of the concept. Topics contained in the theoretical framework demonstrate the feasibility of the purpose of study. These are mostly based on statistical evidences regarding the influence of technology to provide rationale for executing this investigation: global overview of the use of electronic devices, factors influencing the overuse of mobile phones, psychological disorders and diseases involved in this issue, generations mainly affected by the constant use of these technological tools, hotel establishments dedicated to contributing against, healthcare institutions, mental and general hospitals. Ultimately, graphics and tables give a comprehensive account of the analysis of both research techniques. The interpretation of the facts relies on the presented hypothesis, objectives and other general conclusions. Because of the promising findings of this paper, recommendations and further research discussions on the remaining dilemma are suggested. These are quite inconclusive for the hotel sector. In this event, limitations are also stated.
Trabajo Fin de Grado leído en la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos en el curso académico 2018/2019. Tutora: Antonovica, Arta