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Special Issue on Sustainable recreation, leisure, tourism, and hospitality management and economy in Chinese society

The tourism and hospitality industry is one of the largest industries in the world. International tourism has grown by 5% in 2013 to 1.087 billion. This is expected to reach 1.5 billion by 2020 (United Nations World Tourism Organization, 2014). However, as more regions and countries develop their tourism industries, these areas will experience significant impacts on their natural resources, consumption patterns, pollution levels, and social systems.
As a result, “sustainable tourism” has become the new buzz word for tourism operators, so as to incorporate a suitable balance between the three dimensions of tourism development: the environmental, the economic, and the socio-cultural. This balancing act aims to guarantee the long-term sustainability of tourism. Sustainability is about more than just looking after the natural environment; it is about considering the social and economic impact of what we do and how we do it. Thus, the pillars of sustainable tourism are environmental integrity, social justice, and economic development.

This Special Issue will comprise of a selection of papers that will address the four pillars of sustainable tourism and are based on the following themes:

The recreation, leisure, tourism, and hospitality activities are key elements in tourism industry. The optimal use of environmental resources, the maintenance of essential ecological processes, and the need to conserve natural heritage and biodiversity, which are key elements in sustainable tourism development. The need to respect the socio-cultural authenticity of host communities, so as to conserve their built and living cultural heritage and traditional values, and to contribute to inter-cultural understanding and tolerance. To ensure viable, long-term economic operations, so as to provide socio-economic benefits to all stakeholders that are fairly distributed, including stable employment and income-earning opportunities and social services to host communities, which are helping to alleviate poverty.

Papers selected for this Special Issue will undertake a rigorous peer review process.

Special Issue timetable:

Submission Deadline Jun 30, 2020
Publication Date Jul 31, 2020

Guest Editor: Dr. You-Yu Dai

For further questions or inquiries, please contact Editorial Assistant at [email protected].

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