Special Issue "Sustainable Tourism in Mountain Regions"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2017).
Interests: sustainable tourism; tourism and territorial management systems; mountain tourism
Interests: destination marketing and management; mountain tourism; tourism planning
Interests: sustainable tourism; tourism and territorial development; mountain tourism
Interests: mountain tourism; sustainable tourism; ethics in tourism; destination management in tourism
Interests: sustainable tourism; mountain tourism; sport tourism; environmental management
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With some 50 million more tourists travelling to international destinations in 2015—an increase of 4% compared to 2014—international tourism marked a new record of 1,184 million tourists (UNWTO, 2015). In this general context, despite some difficulties in evaluating the size of the tourist phenomenon, mountains undoubtedly represent an important tourist destination (UNEP, University of Genève and University of Bern, 2014), accounting for 15–20% of worldwide tourism.
If, on the one hand, these data confirm the importance of tourism in driving the economic development of mountain areas, on the other hand, it is also necessary to underline some critical aspects related to the environmental and social sustainability of tourist activities in mountain regions. Furthermore, mountain tourism itself is “threatened” by changes in the environment, especially as a result of the effects of climate change (CIPRA, 2011).
Based on these considerations, there is an on-going debate among scholars to achieve an in-depth understanding of the relationship between mountain tourism and sustainability, evaluating the environmental and social implications of tourism on local communities, and proposing “sustainable oriented” tools.
This Special Issue invites contributions that provide theoretical and methodological approaches as well as research results, applications and experiences on sustainable tourism in mountain regions, with a special focus on the European mountain areas of the Alps, Pyrenees and the Carpathian.
Papers selected for this Special Issue are subjected to a peer review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments and applications.
Prof. Riccardo Beltramo
Prof. Pietro Beritelli
Prof. Pierre Torrente
Prof. Gabriela Tigu
Dr. Stefano Duglio
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- Mountain regions.
- Sustainable tourism.
- Local communities.
- Hotel and Hospitality industry.
- Ski industry.
- Climate change and tourism.
- Environmental management of tourist activities.
- Eco-labels for mountain tourism.
- Destination management issues in mountain tourism