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Special Issue: Walking in Tourism Cities

Special issue call for papers from International Journal of Tourism Cities

Walking has been identified as improving health and social capital, providing a positive sense of place, and contributing to reductions in traffic congestion, air pollution, emissions, and resource use. However, despite the growth in research on active travel and walking as recreation in an urban context, relatively little research has been undertaken on walking and walkability of urban tourism. This is a surprising given that walkable places are often considered as attractive for locals and visitors with some studies suggesting that many tourists believe that the best way to experience a city is to walk it.

The special issue aims to explore the different aspects of walking in tourism cities, and welcomes abstracts from various disciplines that are related (but not limited) to the following topics:

•    Methodologies for measuring walking and walkability in tourism cities
•    Planning and design dimensions of leisure and tourism related walking in urban environments
•    Patterns and pathways of tourist walking
•    Smart cities, tourism and walkability
•    Relationships between public transport and walking in the tourism city
•    Accessibility and walkability of the tourism city
•    Walking, consumer behaviour and leisure and tourism environments
•    Urban spaces of leisure and tourism walking
•    Gender and walkability in the tourism city
•    Tourism and gamification of walking.
•    Is it safe to walk here? Aspects of tourism, safety, security and walkability 
•    Conflicts between locals and visitors on walkable spaces in tourism cities
•    Relationships between walkability and destination success
•    Walkability and consumer habitat
•    Walking and urban nature and heritage

Submission instructions

The deadline for full paper submission is 30 November 2017 for a standard peer review. Potential contributors are encouraged to contact the editors prior to submission for advice on the suitability of any proposed paper. Full instructions for authors are found at the website of the International Journal of Tourism Cities at:

Publication for this special issue is planned to 2018.

Guest Editors:

C. Michael Hall, University of Canterbury ([email protected])
Yael Ram, Ashkelon Academic College ([email protected])

Thank you for your attention
Michael and Yael