Staging Interrail Mobilities

Martin Trandberg Jensen*, Szilvia Gyimothy, Ole B. Jensen

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde

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This article applies the multiscalar ‘staging mobilities’ framework from the emergent subfield of mobilities design to analyse an enduring European rail travel phenomenon, interrail. This discussion extends and contributes to tourism mobilities research. Second, the article enriches previous studies of rail travel, by exploring how interrail travel is embedded in, and (im)mobilised by socio-material environments and institutional design decisions. More precisely, it explores the affordances of three objects that shape interrail mobility: the interrail pass, the RailPlanner application and seat reservations. To reach these aims, the research design intertwines multi-sited ethnography, netnography, survey and interviews. The conclusion offers theoretical reflections pertaining to the role of mobilities designs and methodical hybrids in tourism mobilities research.

TidsskriftTourist Studies
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)111-132
Antal sider22
StatusUdgivet - 1 jun. 2016
Udgivet eksterntJa


  • Interrail
  • Mobilities design
  • Staging mobilities