Special Issue "Prosumption within Tourist Experiences"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.
Interests: responsible tourist behaviour (consumer behaviour and decision making), tourism education and air travel.
Interests: Prosumption, heritage tourism, authenticity, visitor experience, regeneration, placemaking
This Special Issue focuses on the relationship between prosumption and sustainable and responsible tourism. Ritzer (2009) argues that prosumption is a considerably more relevant notion than the binary processes of production and consumption, with TripAdvisor and Facebook cited as examples of businesses that employ consumers to work on their behalf (Ritzer and Jurgenson, 2010). In a world where we are increasingly exposed to news coverage, social media content, fake news, and ‘hyperreality communities’, individuals play an increasingly important role in the production of visitor experiences that they both produce and consume. There have been few opportunities to explore prosumption within a tourism context and, as a consequence, little attention has been paid to the relationship between prosumption and the responsible management and sustainable development of tourism and other businesses.
The Guest Editors would welcome contributions on the following themes:
- responses/behavioural change as a result of Covid-19;
- responsible tourism related responses to Covid-19;
- the role of tourism consumers in delivering and developing organisational recovery strategies;
- the role of TripAdvisor and social media in influencing responsible tourist decision-making;
- the relationship between news coverage and consumer behaviour in tourism;
- prosumption in the context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
- gender, equality, and diversity and implications for tourist decision-making and tourism consumption; and
- the role of family in tourist decision-making and consumption.
Dr. Peter Robinson
Dr. Jane Turner
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- visitor experience
- tourist decision-making
- responsible management
- sustainable development.