Special Issue "Tourist Destination Management in Times of Change: Emerging Issues"

A special issue of Administrative Sciences (ISSN 2076-3387).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 July 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Eduardo Parra-López
Guest Editor
Department of business management and economic history, University of La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife 38200, Spain
Interests: e-tourism; tourism competitiveness; smart tourism; hospitality and leisure
Dr. Almudena Barrientos-Báez
Guest Editor
University school of Tourism Iriarte, University of La Laguna, Tenerife 38400, Spain
Interests: communication; emotional intelligence; gender; tourism
Dr. José Alberto Martínez-González
Guest Editor
Department of business management and economic history, University of La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife 38200, Spain
Interests: leadership; human behavior in tourism; tourism loyalty
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The tourism industry has suffered enormously from the impact of the pandemic that we have experienced in recent months. The need for a real understanding of the changes and the necessary approaches to face the uncertainties that surround global tourism has led us to this Special Issue of Administrative Sciences.

Tourist destinations and their management have had to bear the cost of learning how to operate and how to stay resilient and make the right decisions in all their tourism policies in order to survive in these last few months.

We invite research papers and case studies with a focus on a wide range of topics that address the principles and practices of tourist destination management. Potential works may address the following lines but are not limited to them:

  • Time of change and transformation of tourist destination
  • Strategic issues in tourist destinations in times of change
  • A review of tourism literature about tourist destinations
  • Strategic innovation for tourist destinations based on convergence of technology
  • Tourist destinations and responsible tourism demand
  • New methods/research of scanning the environment for tourist destinations
  • Strategies to overcome the damage caused by the pandemic in tourist destinations
  • How governments hinder and help efforts toward tourist destination development
  • Smart tourism in the new era of tourist destinations
  • New leadership for tourist destinations
  • Tourist destination and health
  • Tourist destination and digital tourism
  • Other related topics

Prof. Dr. Eduardo Parra-López
Dr. Almudena Barrientos-Báez
Dr. José Alberto Martínez- González
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • times of change in tourist destinations
  • strategic innovation
  • health
  • digital tourism
  • technological convergence
  • smart tourism

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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