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Sustainability 2018, 10(3), 590; doi:10.3390/su10030590

Research in Sustainable Tourism: A Longitudinal Study of Articles between 2008 and 2017

Foreign Languages Teaching Centre, Communication University of Zhejiang, 998 Xueyuan Street, Hangzhou 310018, China
Faculty of International Tourism and Management, City University of Macau, Avenida Padre Tomas Pereira Taipa, Macau 999078, China
School of Hotel & Tourism Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 17 Science Museum Road, Hong Kong 999077, China
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Received: 21 December 2017 / Revised: 11 January 2018 / Accepted: 15 January 2018 / Published: 26 February 2018
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The influence of tourism on the environment has led to research on the development of sustainable tourism. Scholars from popular destinations and their governments are actively conducting sustainable tourism research, and their contributions to the field have achieved global renown. Without data from the natural sciences, knowledge from tourism dominates this area. This work utilizes content analysis to systematically review these studies to present the current state of existing research with the aid of visualization tools. The findings delineate the development of research on sustainable tourism in terms of collaboration, impact, knowledge base, and thematic coverage. Six major themes are selected to showcase recent trends in sustainable tourism research and guide future studies. Accordingly, this study can contribute to the development of sustainable tourism research and guide industry practices. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable tourism research; longitudinal study; Journal of Sustainable Tourism sustainable tourism research; longitudinal study; Journal of Sustainable Tourism

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Qian, J.; Shen, H.; Law, R. Research in Sustainable Tourism: A Longitudinal Study of Articles between 2008 and 2017. Sustainability 2018, 10, 590.

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