Sustainability and integration – the principal challenges to tourism and tourism research

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Abstract

What are the biggest challenges facing tourism and tourism research? This paper answers this question by canvasing the opinions of recognized experts in the field. The analysis is based on 30 interviews with fellows of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism. Two key thematic issues were identified. First, the pragmatic issue of how to operationalize sustainability and its various sub-elements, such as climate change, overtourism, and tourisation to ensure the long-term future of tourism. Second, the need for further integration between disciplines within the tourism field, between tourism and other fields, and between research and practice.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Travel & Tourism Marketing
Volume36
Issue number8
Pages (from-to)905-916
ISSN1054-8408
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Bibliographical note

Important note from the Publisher regarding the attached version of the article (embargoed until March 2021): “This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing on 09 Sep 2019, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/10548408.2019.1657054 .”

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