ISSN (printed): 1461-6688. ISSN (electronic): 1470-1340.
Launched in early 1999, this unique peer-reviewed journal seeks new insights and innovative research into Tourism Geographies, a vital and important field in tourism research encompassing the areas of tourism, environmental studies and development studies. Tourism Geographies explores tourism and tourism-related areas of recreation and leisure studies from a geographic perspective. This exciting new journal brings together academic and applied research methods, regional traditions from around the world, including multi-disciplinary approaches from geography and related fields such as anthropology and other social sciences, landscape architecture, urban and regional planning, and environmental science and management. Tourism Geographies will publish blind reviewed Articles (up to 7,500 words), Regional reports and Case Studies (up to 5,000 words), and Research and Methodological Reports and Commentaries (up to 2,500 words). Potential topics include: Perceptions of tourism places, including utilization and consumer behaviour and theory Spatial modelling and spatial interaction of tourism phenomena Local and regional tourism planning and development, including development cycles Tourist attractions and tourism landscapes, including historical processes and heritage conservation Carrying capacity and related tourism management approaches - Social impacts of tourism, including gender roles and employment change Environmental impacts of tourism and tourism impact studies Globalization, economic restructuring and regulatory theory in tourism Research methods, including GIS and qualitative research and new regional geography paradigm Topics related to the economic, cultural, political and physical aspects of tourism places Each issue of Tourism Geographies features the following main sections: Space - provides a forum for research articles, commentaries and discussions on the development, theory and method of tourism research from a spatial perspective. Articles reviewing the state of the art in tourism geography, as well as those forging new territory will be featured. Place - features place-based research articles, regional reports, case studies and commentaries that relate to the real world experience of tourism. Also featured will be maps and tourism statistics that will be of use to both practitioners and scholars. Practitioners are particularly encouraged to contribute and share their knowledge in this section. Environment - addresses the limited research on tourism and the environmental sciences, this section will publish work that enhances understanding of the physical environmental processes related to tourism. Literature Reviews - will go beyond the scope of simply reviewing the contents of a book by comparing several books on a related topic and to consider the current literature and debates in tourism. News of Organizations and the Profession - focusing on events and people in disciplinary organizations that are affiliated to, and supportive of, the goals of Tourism Geographies.
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