Special Issue "Behavioral Changes in the Tourism Industry: Implications for Sustainable Tourism Development"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.
Interests: Spatial Economic; Econometric Models and Location Analysis in Tourism
In the recent years, technological developments and related changes in the industry have led to significant changes in tourists’ behavior at destinations. These include tourists now taking advantage of new technology and suppliers for transportation (Min, So, and Jeong, 2019), accommodation (Volgger, Taplin, and Pforr, 2019), restaurants (Oliviera and Casais, 2019), and other components in the overall tourism experience.
While research has been abundant regarding the adoption and business implications of such changes by tourists and businesses, in many cases, such change is also expected to have implications on the sustainability aspect of the destination. For example, Ioannides et al. (2019) found that Airbnb is influencing the everyday life of the residents, who had remained largely unaffected by tourist activities in the past.
As such, the behavioral changes of tourists have recently been sped by changes in technology, culture, and preferences, leading to new implications for sustainable tourism management. Therefore, this Special Issue calls for papers that address these new implications for sustainable tourism. Any conceptual/empirical study that is relevant to the topic is invited for submission to this Special Issue, which will be serve as the cornerstone for academia’s new perspective on sustainable tourism.
Dr. Seul Ki Lee
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- tourist behavior
- sustainable tourism
- regional tourism
- tourism development