Topics of Interest

Topics of Interest

Alongside our theme, “Protected Areas, Tourism and a Changing World”we have several topics of interest specific to the Tourism Naturally 2022 Conference . When submitting an abstract or session proposal, you will be required to select three topics that your abstract fits under. Your three topics can be from the same group, but it is not required. 

Topic Group 1 – Protected Areas: Livelihoods, Communities and Tourism   
  • How tourism and recreation in PAs can help pay for PA management and support community livelihoods
  • International protected area benchmarking
  • Evolving governance for delivery of tourism and recreation programs in protected areas
  • How are we defining a “protected area”?  What and who are we trying to protect it from?
  • Law and policy: Crafting laws and policies to promote sustainable tourism in protected areas
  • Implementation success stories in tourism and outdoor recreation programs – protected areas and communities
  • Benefit sharing models for nature-based tourism and protected area management
  • Economic valuation of cultural ecosystem services in protected areas
  • 2nd Home Owners, AirBnB and VRBO: Changing the Landscape of home ownership in tourism destinations
  • The role of protected areas role of protected areas and new forms of tourism in pandemic and post pandemic scenarios
  • Digitalization: how much is worth for tourism in protected areas?
  • Marine protected areas: how they can contribute to local sustainable economic development?
Topic Group 2- Environmental Justice and Nature-Based Tourism
  • BIPOC community concerns about safety in the outdoors
  • DEI in nature-based tourism in protected areas
  • Resilience in nature-based tourism
  • DEI, Resilience, and Sustainability Indicators and Accountability in Land Management
  • The Voices Not at the Table: Institutionalizing Access and Input
  • Prioritizing a New Generation of Land Stewards at the Institution Level
  • Instilling Values in the Next Generation for Public Lands
  • Parks and homelessness
  • Engaging the growing urban population in the outdoors
  • Access and environmental justice:  how to expand benefits from protected areas and recreational utilization by underserved populations
  • The role of interpretation in building successful outdoor recreation programs
Topic Group 3: Connected Fates: Intersections of Human Health and Environmental Wellbeing
  • Post-pandemic approaches to settings and the provision of activities
  • Resilience: Building back better for a strengthened relationship between tourism, conservation and communities post COVID
  • Tourism, Recreation, Protected Areas and Public Health
  • Measuring, monitoring and mitigating impacts: the positive and negative impacts of tourism and outdoor recreation
  • Protected areas, human health, and equity
  • The role of nature in enhancing a sense of wellness and wellbeing
  • Impacts of remote workers or amenity migration
  • Advancing understanding of coupled social and ecological systems
  • Geoheritage, Geotourism and GeoParks
  • Tools for advancing integration of health, well-being, natural areas and tourism.
  • The role of the outdoor industry in promoting sustainable outdoor recreation and tourism
  • Thirty by thirty:  how nature based tourism can help us achieve global goals to expand the global protected area estate
Topic Group 4 – Co-Creating for the Future: Tourism and Capacity Building
  • Training and professional development for community, public and private sector tourism and outdoor recreation programs
  • New competences for improving nature-based tourism in the future
  • Regenerative tourism and processes of value co-creation for tourists, local stakeholders and the environment
  • Private conservation efforts and their role in nature-based tourism
  • Tourism and digital revolution: how to embed new IT competences?
  • Innovative methodologies within the fields of recreation, park and tourism management
  • Integration of management frameworks in nature based tourism
  • Technological advances in visitor monitoring and management
  • Tourism as a System – Preparing for Change
  • How to reconcile the growth in outdoor recreation
  • Coastal economics and the Blue Economy