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  • Michael Hall
    Apologies for cross-postings Special edition of Current Issues in Tourism TOURISM AND ECONOMIC RECESSION: RESPONDING TO FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC CRISIS Editors:
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      Apologies for cross-postings

      Special edition of Current Issues in Tourism


      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.
      Department of Management, College of Business & Economics, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, New Zealand 8140
      Phone +64 3 364 2987 ext 8612 or Sec.: +64 3 364 2606
      Dept. Fax +64 3 364 2020


      • Co-editor, Current Issues in Tourism: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/1368-3500 / http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cvp-cit
      • Book Review Editor, Journal of Sustainable Tourism: www.informaworld.com/JOST
      • Co-editor, Aspects of Tourism book series: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
      • Associate Editor for Asia and the Pacific, Tourism Geographies: http://www.geog.nau.edu/tg/ ; http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rtxg
      • Editor, Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility book series: http://www.routledge.com/
      • Co-editor, Routledge Critical Studies in Tourism, Business and Management: http://www.routledge.com/
      • Docent, Department of Geography, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland www.oulu.fi/geography/
      • Visiting Professor, Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University, UK www.shu.ac.uk/faculties/om/
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