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Special edition of Current Issues in Tourism
TOURISM AND ECONOMIC RECESSION: RESPONDING TO FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC CRISIS
Editors: C. Michael Hall & Chris Cooper
There has been growing interest in tourism studies in recent years on the role that crisis plays in both tourism development and influencing tourist flows, as well as the means by which it should be managed. Much of the focus has been on responses to natural disasters and their subsequent economic and social impact. However, the current economic recession in most of the developed world and the global financial crisis provides an opportunity to better understand how tourism responds to such economic challenges and the actions that consumers, destinations, governments and firms take in terms of changing their behaviours. Although many NTOs, RTOS and firms are indicating a potential downturn in tourist numbers as a result of economic recession tourism is still seen as an important means of income generation. For example, Tourism New Zealand has launched a promotional campaign in China to try and offset the drop in visitor numbers in other markets while Iceland has also noted the importance of tourism as a means of attracting foreign exchange and generating employment as a response to its own financial problems. On the other hand how will the economic downturn in China impact upon the forecast huge rise in Chinese international outbound travel.
We are therefore interested in papers on this theme. Papers would be particularly welcomed on the following topics:
Financial behaviour and strategies of tourism firms and entrepreneurs
Consumer behaviour at times of economic recession
Government policies with respect to tourism and economic growth and development
The affects of financial and economic crisis on destination image
The affects of financial and economic crisis on business and conference tourism
Tourism firm adaptation to financial stress
The potential affects of fluctuating costs of fuel and energy on tourism and/or airlines
Historical accounts of tourism responses to previous economic recessions and lessons to be learnt
Tourism business strategies and their viability during economic downturns, e.g. 'budget' travel models
Economic modelling of the impact of the financial crisis on tourism
Financial and economic constraints on travel
Impacts of the financial and economic crisis on event sponsorship
Impacts of the financial and economic crisis on sustainable tourism initiatives, especially with respect to climate and environmental change and pro-poor tourism
Submission of abstracts: end of January 2009
Submission of full papers: end of June 2009
Publication of issue: early 2010
Please send abstracts to Karen Rojas at Routledge (Karen.Rojas@...
) or email Michael Hall (michael.hall@...
)or Chris Cooper (chris.cooper@...
) for further details.
Professor C. Michael Hall, PhD.
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