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Special Issue of Tourism Review - Call for Papers

Innovation in Sustainable Tourism

Guest Editors:

Dr Robin Nunkoo    |    Email:
Dr Boopen Seetanah    |    Email:
Faculty of Law and Management
University of Mauritius
Reduit, Mauritius

The term ‘sustainable tourism’ emerged in the early 1980s building on earlier concerns about the negative impacts of tourism and linking tourism to the wider sustainability movement.  Despite 30 years of discussion of tourism and sustainability in academic and government documents, recent reviews have suggested that there is considerable room for improvement in the practice of sustainable tourism.  It therefore seems timely to review the progress of this idea and explore possible future directions for sustainable tourism. This consideration of future directions and contemplation of progress also supports a renewed examination of innovation in sustainable tourism.  So it is timely to re-examine the concept of innovation in sustainability and reflect on how innovation has contributed to the sustainability of tourism in the last decade.  Authors are welcomed to submit both state-of-the-art empirical and conceptual research papers providing the basis for inspiring, critical and constructive sessions. Authors can examine, and we encourage multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary submissions. The range of sub-topics related to innovation and progress in sustainable tourism includes, but is not limited to:

  • Innovation in sustainable tourism – examples, issues, and challenges
  • Assessing progress in sustainable tourism – barriers, evaluations, measurement
  • Understanding tourism impacts
  • Contributions of tourism to destination sustainability
  • Teaching innovation in sustainable tourism
  • Sustainable tourism and governance, especially in peripheral, emerging and small island destinations
  • Sustainable tourism education
  • Tourism and climate change
  • Theoretical and methodological approaches for researching sustainable tourism
  • Other topics relevant to the special issue theme

Key deadlines

  • Full articles (approximately 3000 – 5500 words) should be submitted by 30 Dec 2017.
  • Each paper will be reviewed by the guest editors and, if it is judged suitable for the special issue, it will be sent to at least two independent referees for double blind peer review.
  • All articles should be formatted according to the journal’s guidelines which can be found on Manuscripts that do not adhere to the editorial guidelines will be desk rejected by the guest editors.
  • Submissions of manuscripts should be made via ScholarOne Manuscript ( 
  • When submitting papers, indicated clearly when asked, that the paper is for the special issue on “Innovation in Sustainable Tourism”.
  • The anticipated date for publication of the Special Issue is 2019

Download the call for papers here  Special issue - Tourism Review.pdf