Call for Papers, Special Issue of Sustainability on "Sustainable Tourism: Issues, Debates and Challenges
(Sustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability)
Sustainable Tourism is high on the agenda of tourists, tourism organizations and many tourism companies, which often have declared their willingness to move towards sustainability. While some companies and individuals have moved considerably in adjusting their behaviours to become more environmentally, economically and socially responsible, it however appears clear that the tourism system as a whole is becoming less sustainable, both because of its overall rapid growth and of what has been called "veneer environmentalism" or "greenwash", i.e. the unwillingness to change travel behaviour (tourists) or to engage in operational and business behavioural changes that are more fundamental, i.e. going beyond measures that are profitable because of resource savings, branding benefits or improved customer relations (private and public components of tourism industry).
As sustainable tourism development has in many senses come to a standstill within the overall systemic framework of contemporary economic behaviour and its underlying rationale of growth and financial return to a narrowly defined set of stakeholders, as well as an increasingly intensive energy- and resource demand, there is a need for a critical review of the challenges for sustainability in tourism, particularly in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. We encourage submission of articles critically discussing
the implications of the growth paradigm in tourism;
ecological economic approaches to sustainable tourism;
psychology and consumer behaviour in tourism;
the effectiveness of codes of conduct in sustainable tourism including the new focus on climate change mitigation;
supply and value chain studies of sustainable tourism;
corporate responsibility and CSR;
tourism and appropriate development;
comparative analyses of sustainable tourism development between countries and destinations; and
the new geography of tourism under climate change mitigation scenarios.
Dr. Stefan Gφssling
Western Norway Research Institute, Postboks 163, 6851 Sogndal, Norway & Linnaeus University School of Business and Economics, Kalmar, Sweden.
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Dr. Michael C. Hall
Department of Management, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, New Zealand & Docent, Department of Geography, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
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All manuscripts should be submitted to [log in to unmask] with a copy to the Guest Editor. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. Article Processing Charges (APC) for publication in this Open Access journal are 300 CHF (Swiss Francs) per accepted Paper. English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2010
Professor C. Michael Hall, PhD.
Department of Management, College of Business & Economics, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, New Zealand 8140
Phone +64 3 364 2987 ext 8612 or Sec.: +64 3 364 2606
Dept. Fax +64 3 364 2020
Co-editor, Current Issues in Tourism: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/13683500.asp / http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cvp-cit
Book Review Editor, Journal of Sustainable Tourism: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09669582.asp
Co-editor, Aspects of Tourism book series: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
Associate Editor for Asia and the Pacific, Tourism Geographies: http://www.geog.nau.edu/tg/ ; http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rtxg
Editor, Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility book series: http://www.routledge.com/
Co-editor, Routledge Critical Studies in Tourism, Business and Management: http://www.routledge.com/
Docent, Department of Geography, University of Oulu, Finland www.oulu.fi/geography/
Visiting Professor, Linnaeus University School of Business and Economics, Kalmar, Sweden http://www.bbs.hik.se/eng/
Visiting Professor, Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University, UK www.shu.ac.uk/faculties/om/
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