Special Issue "Reframing Sustainable Tourism"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 December 2013)
Prof. Dr. Stephen F. McCool
Department of Society and Conservation, The University of Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812, USA
Phone: +1 406 243 5406
Fax: +1 406 243 6656
Interests: management of tourism and visitation in protected areas; new paradigms of planning; public engagement processes
In the 25 years since the notion of sustainable tourism emerged from global discourse about environmental impact of tourism, poverty alleviation and quality of life, many advances in understanding and application have occurred. While these advances have encouraged “kinder, gentler” forms of tourism, enhanced economic opportunity and provided many people with a better life, important questions about the purpose of tourism, its role in human life and its efficacy in solving complex problems remain. Tourism is but one component of the complex social-ecological system in which we live and our expectations about its potential may be unrealistic. Or, those expectations may be appropriate but the very notion of what sustainability means within the context of tourism is no longer suitable for 21st century demands. In this special issue of Sustainability, we will explore new paradigms of sustainable tourism. We encourage authors to submit both review and original research articles that search for ways to reframe the notion of sustainable tourism within a world challenged by changing climate, driven by rising expectations for more equitable distribution of income, underlain by the spread of democracy at all scales, and concerned about the delivery of needed services from an increasingly stressed ecosystem.
Prof. Dr. Stephen F. McCool
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
- sustainable tourism
- responsible tourism
- planning paradigms