Special Issue "Tourism and Sustainability: Combining Tourist’s Needs with Destinations’ Development"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020) | Viewed by 12082
Interests: tourism and place marketing; tourism in natural protected areas and parks; sustainable tourism; spa and wellness tourism; event marketing; service marketing and management
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Interests: creativity in the field of product innovation, design thinking and place marketing; impact of shock advertising on tourism behaviours; the role of brand community as knowledge bridge between companies and customers
This Special Issue will comprise papers that analyse the importance and consequences of tourism and tourist behaviour on the environment and socio-cultural fabric of the destination, particularly in cities and natural protection areas.
Nowadays, strong tourist pressure is seriously threatening the attractiveness of many destinations, often causing, in addition, negative reactions from residents. In the most visited destinations, mass tourism and overtourism frequently create conditions of unsustainability. These can be analysed in terms of their impact: environmental, social, cultural, economic and political. Many of these destinations are today trying to limit the impact of tourism on their resources and on the quality of life of the residents. In fact, it is urgent to face the challenge of combining the interests of the different stakeholders with the need to protect, preserve and enhance local resources, avoiding at the same time damaging current or potential development processes.
The objective of this Special Issue is to locate and analyse experiences successful in dealing with the phenomena mentioned above, in order to advance possible management solutions and patterns to face these problems effectively. The aim is to find a reasonable balance between the needs and the expectations of the tourists and the long-term sustainable development of different types of destinations, especially cities and protected natural areas.
Dr. Sonia Ferrari
Dr. Giuseppe Emanuele Adamo
Manuscript Submission Information
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- tourist behaviour
- sustainable tourism
- tourism and gentrification
- impact of tourism on cities
- impact of tourism on natural protected areas
- new forms of tourism and sustainability
- sustainable tourism policies