Sustainable Tourism

This theme aims at gathering researchers on sustainable tourism from a broad range of fields.

Sustainable Tourism

Tourism is a dynamic global industry which has grown and changed dramatically over the past twenty years (WTO, 2010). The growth of travel has led to the concern shown for the environmental, economical as well as social sustainability (Gray et al., 2000; Gustafsson et al., 2003; Antony et al., 2004). Tourism is one of the largest resource consuming industries in the world. It is also the fastest growing and important industry in terms of the number of employees and its potential for the social, economic and environmental impacts (Holjevac, 2003).

This theme aims at gathering researchers on sustainable tourism from a broad range of fields as well as engage the next generation of tourist research scholars around the Baltic Sea. We also will welcome the participation of policy makers and workplace practitioners. This theme can be seen as a platform for all members to be able to collaborate and share knowledge with each other. Furthermore, another goal of the theme is to make practitioners in the tourism industry aware of recent research and academic publications (such as academic journals and books). As a multi-disciplinary endeavor, we explore specifically sustainability issues in hospitality industry such as destination development, tourist attractions, tourist accommodations etc.

The newly created Network for Sustainable Tourism mission is to facilitate the interaction among academic researchers on sustainable tourism from a broad range of fields as well as engage the next generation of tourist research scholars around the Baltic sea.