Special Issue "Sustainability in Tourism Activities and the Low-Density and Peripheral Territories"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2022.
2. College of Business and Economics, University of Johannesburg PO Box 524, Auckland Park, South Africa
Interests: cross-border cooperation; common planning; eco-tourism; fund management; sustainable planning; sustainable development; territorial governance and management; tourism sustainability
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Interests: finance; real options; eco-tourism; rural-tourism; creative-tourism; tourism sustainability
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Limited land, water resources, and overexploitation of tourism, among many other factors, make the ultra-peripheral and/or insular territories relevant case studies regarding their governance and their sustainable development. In fact, in the specific case of island regions, tourism regularly assumes itself as one of the main, if not the most important drivers of the regional economy, and therefore, it is critical to analyze this activity behavior based on the new challenges as the example of the desired sustainable development and growth.
Contextually, the present Special Issue (SI) expects to cross and analyze the dynamics and patterns ongoing in these peripheral territories regarding sustainability and the related issues that may have an influence over it. Moreover, recent territorial policies, as well as the phenomenon of massive tourism, among many other actual hot topics, will be crossed and discussed in the present SI.
Thus, the editors encourage the submission of works related to the topics of tourism in peripheral and ultra-peripheral regions, governance strategies and methods, regional planning, among several other topics that could relate the main scope of this Special Issue and consequently provides literature enrichment regarding this particular typology of territories and activities.
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Prof. Dr. Rui Alexandre Castanho
Prof. Dr. Gualter Couto
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- low-density territories
- insular and peripheral regions
- sustainable development
- tourism sustainability