Publication Opportunities

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Publication Opportunities

Tourism Naturally is excited to announce a number of publication opportunities in concurrence with the conference. We will be updating the list below as more opportunities arise.

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We invite researchers and practitioners to submit their conference abstracts for consideration in the CABI publication of Tourism Naturally: Tourism, health, well-being and protected areas. 

This book will feature contributions from tourism and recreation researchers and practitioners exploring the relationship between tourism, hospitality, protected areas, livelihoods and both physical and emotional human well-being. The book will include sections focused on theory, policy and practice, and case studies.

Potential topics covered:

  • Tourism, health well-being and protected areas
  • Host and guest encounters in and around parks and protected areas
  • Benefits/costs of nature-based tourism
  • Protected area visitor management
  • Changing roles of local host communities in and around protected areas
  • Mobile wellness tourism, the rise in wellness apps for travelers

 

Authors and Editors:

Dr. Iride Asara, University of Derby

Prof. Alan Clarke, University of Pannonia

Dr. Eleni Michopoulou, University of Derby

Dr. Peter Newman, Penn State University

Dr. Federico Niccolini, University of Pisa

Dr. B. Derrick Taff,  Penn State University

Overview

The tourism industry operates at the intersection of business and the environment. Tourism can improve human health and well-being while serving as a catalyst for increasing appreciation and stewardship of the natural world. Around the world, as societies embrace a more integrated view of health, there is mounting evidence that parks and protected areas contribute to a healthy civil society. Outdoor recreation and tourism play an important role in individual human mental, physical, and spiritual health as well as in collective social well-being and natural resource stewardship. The economic importance of cultural and nature-based tourism is also increasing. While tourism and outdoor recreation revenue help to make the case for investing in park and protected area designation and management; at the same time, tourism impacts need to be carefully managed so that visitors don’t destroy the very natural wonders that attracted them to a destination in the first place.

Tourism is a complex, multi-level phenomenon that is best understood using tools from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. Tourism and recreation research can inform and guide industry decisions to address real-world problems and proactively plan for a sustainable and healthy future.

Instructions For Consideration

  1. Submit your individual abstract for the conference on ExOrdo
  2. Email i.e.azara@derby.ac.uk AND conference@warnercnr.colostate.edu stating your interest in consideration for the book.
  3. We are looking for a mixture of both professional case studies and empirical research.

We are seeking presenters to include in an interdisciplinary session on Tourism in changing natural environments that we are organizing as part of the Tourism Naturally Conference – Alghero, Italy, October 2 – 5, 2016.

Presenters included in this session also have the opportunity to be considered for inclusion in a special issue that we are preparing for publication in a peer-reviewed journal (e.g. Tourism Geographies).

 Session Title: Tourism in changing natural environments

Organizers:

Natalie Ooi (Assistant Professor, Colorado State University)

Esther A. Duke (Director of Special Projects and Programs, Colorado State University)

Joseph T. O’Leary (Professor, Colorado State University)

Session Description:

Natural environments and the human interactions within these environments are continuously changing and evolving. However, in an increasingly volatile world, the impacts of climate change, migration, natural and man-made disasters, economic instability, and other macro-environmental factors, have profound implications for local and global economies, fragile ecosystems, and human cultures and livelihoods. In response, tourism across the world is also changing and evolving in both developed, and developing regions. Whether spurred by new opportunities or forced by changing circumstances, the tourism industry has responded in new and innovative ways to adapt to the changing natural environment upon which it often heavily relies.

This session seeks to examine transformation and innovation that is occurring in response to changes to our natural environments. From mountains to coastal regions around the world, such change is evident at all levels. Detailed examination of human interactions within what are often fragile ecosystems can provide us with important insight on human and ecosystem resiliency, innovation and adaptation, and factors for tourism success.

Contributions are invited on a range of relevant topics, including:

  • Linkages between tourism and changing natural environments
  • Climate change and tourism
  • Linkages between tourism innovation and success factors
  • Community/environment vulnerability and resilience
  • Changing social and cultural heritage, identify, and sense of place
  • Tourism innovation and preparedness
  • Human-wildlife tourism interactions and relationships
  • Tourism management and adaptation techniques and strategies
  • Tourism and mobility
  • Tourism as an economic development tool
  • The changing tourism experience
  • Sustainable tourism development

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If interested, please send abstracts of no more than 350 words to Natalie Ooi (Natalie.Ooi@colostate.edu) and Esther Duke (Esther.Duke@ColoState.edu) by April 15th, 2016. Session presenters do not need to prepare papers unless they are selected fro inclusion in the special issue. Please indicate in your email if you would like to be considered for inclusion in the special issue as well and we will send you further details. Acceptance for the session does not guarantee acceptance for the special issue.

We are seeking presenters to include in an interdisciplinary session on wellness and sustainable tourism that we are organizing as part of the Tourism Naturally Conference – Alghero, Italy, October 2 – 5, 2016.

Presenters included in these sessions also have the opportunity to be considered for inclusion in a special issue that we are preparing for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

Session Title: Wellness Tourism and Sustainable Tourism: A symbiotic relationship?

Organizer: Dr. Iride Azara (University of Derby, UK)

Session Description:

Coastal and mountain regions are key spaces of tourism consumption and key drivers of tourism demand nationally and internationally. They are often embroiled in complex socio-cultural, economic and environmental discussions, traditionally related to sustainable tourism development. This session seeks to explore the intersection of sustainability and wellness, in coastal and mountain regions. Specifically, it aims to understand the contribution wellness can make in differentiating and renewing tourism destinations’ offer in a sustainable way, enriching the tourist encounter and local communities.

Contributions are invited on a range of relevant topics, including:

  • Tourism development, wellness and sustainability
  • Wellness tourism in mountain and coastal regions
  • Wellness destination development
  • Wellness product/ service development
  • Innovative tourism development initiatives though wellness
  • Understanding  wellness tourism  demand
  • Wellness auditing mechanisms
  • The role of wellness for the welfare of  local communities
  • Wellness and policy making
  • Wellness and governance
  • Wellness economics
  • Technological advancements and wellness tourism
  • Emerging models of tourism development, wellness, and sustainability

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If interested, please send abstracts of no more than 350 words to Iride Azara (i.e.azara@derby.ac.uk) by April 15th, 2016.

Session presenters do not need to prepare papers unless they are selected for inclusion in the special issue. Please indicate in your email if you would like to be considered for inclusion in the special issue as well and we will send you further details. Acceptance for the session does not guarantee acceptance for the special issue.

We are seeking presenters to include in two interdisciplinary sessions that we are organizing as part of the Tourism Naturally Conference Alghero, Italy, October 2 – 5, 2016.

Presenters included in these sessions also have the opportunity to be considered for inclusion in a special issue that we are preparing for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

Session Title: Accessible Tourism – Tourism for all

Organizer: Dr. Elina (Eleni) Michopoulou (University of Derby)

Session Description:

This session seeks to enhance our understanding of the roles played by various sectors – particularly the central role of destinations – in developing tourism for all. Challenges and opportunities in liking up the accessibility supply chain (including events, attractions, and transport and accommodation providers) will be explored.  The aim is to discuss the current state of Accessible Tourism research and identify what supply side and demand side research needs to be carried out in order to better understand and serve this market. The session will showcase best practice from accessible tourism case studies and share what works (and what doesn’t work) in promoting the development of Accessible Tourism.

Contributions are invited on a range of relevant topics, including:

  • Managing Accessible Destinations
  • Embodiment, Representation
  • Inclusion /Exclusion from Tourism Experiences
  • Markets and Needs Analysis
  • Education /Training
  • Understanding and Developing Inclusive Tourism Products
  • Accessibility and Technology Applications
  • Accessibility Information and Marketing
  • Accessibility and Social media
  • Accessibility information, access guides
  • Accessibility and Social tourism
  • Good Practices in Customer Service
  • Joining up the Accessibility Supply Chain
  • Inclusion in Outdoor Environments
  • International Standardization for Accessible Tourism
  • Accessible Urban Heritage, Heritage Sites and Monuments
  • Accessible Museums, Galleries, Exhibitions and Attractions
  • Accessible Events and Festivals
  • Accessible Transportation by Air, Rail, Maritime and Coaches
  • Accessible Hospitality and Accommodation Provision
  • Accessibility auditing
  • Design Guidelines, Universal Design, Design-for-All

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If interested, please send abstracts of no more than 350 words to Elina Michopoulou (e.michopoulou@derby.ac.uk) by April 15th, 2016.

Session presenters do not need to prepare papers unless they are selected for inclusion in the special issue. Please indicate in your email if you would like to be considered for inclusion in the special issue as well and we will send you further details. Acceptance for the session does not guarantee acceptance for the special issue.

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