Special Issue "Sustainable Countryside Perspectives – Cohesion between Rural Geography and Tourism"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 December 2021.
2. Institute of Sports, Tourism and Service, South Ural State University, Chelyabinsk 454080, Russia
Interests: rural development; rural economy; agritourism; tourism’s impact assessment; community-based economy planning
Interests: competency-based approach in tourism education; educational tourism; sustainable development; socio-cultural environment; project training
All over the globe, rural areas are changing rapidly. Rural geography and rural tourism, as evolving approaches to sustainable planning of the countryside, aim to provide economic, social, cultural, and environmental advantages to community members while enhancing sustainable principles at the local level. Despite diverse publishing advancements in the last decades, insights into the nature of contemporary rural studies are currently lacking in the literature. The need for more research to be conducted to further advance the literature by addressing significant research issues and challenges has thus been highlighted. This is essentially the motivation for launching the current Special Issue.
Integrating empirical and theoretical activities, sustainability mechanisms, and the wellbeing of rural communities serve as the focus for this Special Issue. Conceptual and empirical, quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method studies are all welcome. The Special Issue will be particularly focused on original contributions to rural geography and tourism theory considered as novel and interesting in the broad category of sustainable rural studies, although they should adhere to the mission of publishing works with a theoretical focus with implications that are generalizable beyond a specific city or country.
I encourage authors to submit original research articles, reviews, critical perspectives, case studies, and viewpoint articles on topics including, but not limited to, the following:
- Contemporary trends in rural geography;
- Rural tourism as a part of global tendencies in the travel industry;
- Methodological aspects of the overall rural development and welfare of the countryside;
- Rural geographical research fostering resilience in the face of rural communities’ problems and events;
- Role of rural tourism in the sustainability principles: worldwide examples and comparisons;
- The processes of assessing rural strategies’ contributions to sustainability;
- Stakeholder involvement in rural economy and community-based development;
- The evolution of rural tourism, its history, assessments, and contemporary organization;
- Lessons learned from geographical research and practice of non-urban community organization and perspective;
- Conceptual connections of inclusion, resilience, and other ideas to local economy;
- Case studies of rural tourism management, covering successes and failures as appropriate;
- The evolution and future of rural planning and progress.
Dr. Marko D. Petrović
Dr. Julia A. Syromiatnikova
Manuscript Submission Information
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- community-based development
- local economy
- rural tourism
- rural geography
- sustainable policy
- locals’ wellbeing
- impact assessment