Special Issue "Think Tank in Tourism, Hospitality, Culture and Heritage: Towards Creativity and Innovation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 31391
Interests: tourism; travel geography; tourism geography; hospitality; social geography; physical geography; earth sciences; economics; environmentalism; regional studies and sciences; regional development; sustainability; circlular economy; multi-; trans- and interdisciplinary fields
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Topical Collection in Sustainability: Tourism Research and Regional Sciences
Special Issue in Sustainability: Tourism's Resilience in the Context of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Interests: hospitality operations; restaurant management; human resources management; business history
The tourism industry has a long history. Nowadays, the tourism sector is facing one of the greatest challenges of its modern-day history (hotels, restaurants, attractions, products, etc.). Instead of focusing on novel solutions and future opportunities, decision-makers in the sector are looking to the past for the core values of tourism. The main reason behind this is that culture and heritage represent primary starting points that can be reassessed with novel and resilient approaches. Many practical solutions using innovative technologies that were developed thanks to the processes of digitalization are widespread today and can support the regeneration of these critical processes as soon as possible. The greatest challenges for experts include creative brainstorming, sustainability, and the exploitation of think tank results in a way which—beyond the positive results—can also foster the commitment and responsibility of professionals and researchers to the future of tourism.
The importance of risk avoidance related to the processes of modern tourism needs to be re-evaluated. Within the creativity, innovation, and sustainability aspects of the sector, risk management and the eliminability of unforeseen impacts represent a new research area that is foreseen to emerge as a side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This Special Issue will focus on the central, but not exclusive, approach of creativity, innovation and sustainability. Beyond a sustainable economy, sustainable processes are becoming of key importance in the tourism sector as well, because the plannability of the sector requires solutions that are resilient in the long term. For this, the processes of globalization should be reassessed, and there is a growing need to explore the opportunities provided by cultural diversification. We look forward to receiving articles on any topic related to creativity and innovation in tourism, hospitality, heritage, and culture. Any interesting topics and themes are welcome connected with tourism responsibility and sustainability as well. We also welcome studies that look back to the historical past. There are no other strict thematic restrictions.
Prof. Dr. Lóránt Dénes Dávid
Dr. Peter Szende
Dr. Martin Balázs Zsarnóczky
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- creative sustainability
- innovative responsibility
- sustainable thinking
- cultural diversity
- heritage, hospitality