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Special Issue: Innovation in Sustainable Tourism

Special issue call for papers from Tourism Review

Guest Editors:

Dr Robin Nunkoo                      
Faculty of Law and Management, University of Mauritius, Reduit, Mauritius                         
Email: [email protected]                   

Dr Boopen Seetanah
Faculty of Law and Management, University of Mauritius, Reduit, Mauritius
Email: [email protected]

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 welcome 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
•    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 Nov 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
•    Submissions of full papers should be made via ScholarOne Manuscript (
•    When submitting papers, indicated clearly when asked, that the paper is for the special issue on “Progress and Innovation in Sustainable Tourism”.
•    The anticipated date for publication of the Special Issue is 2019.