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The Article of the Year Award

Tourism Recreation Research

About the prize

With winning authors entitled to receive one year's free subscription of Tourism Recreation Research, citation from the Centre for Tourism Research & Development (India), and an announcement in the first issue of the next year's publication, the Article of the Year Award acknowledges and encourages contributions that aim to advance the field of Tourism Studies.

From the 2015 Article of the Year winners:

The tourist experience is changing and in some cases what tourists want is changing, too. For guides to remain relevant, they need to rethink how they engage with technology, with tourists and with destinations in order to facilitate enjoyable, memorable and meaningful tourist experiences. This conceptual paper extends traditional tour guiding into a typology of guided tour experiences with associated guiding approaches and communication styles that can better meet the expectations of and broaden the outcomes for 21st century tourists.

We are delighted to have our paper recognised and acknowledged by Tourism Recreation Research and our peers, and we hope that this award will draw attention to the continued importance of quality tour guiding to the tourist experience.

Betty Weiler & Rosemary Black

You can find out more about the award here, or start reading previous winning articles below:



Tourism Recreation Research

Language: en-US

Publisher: tandf

Visit Journal Articles

YearAuthor(s)ArticleVolumeIssue
2015Betty Weiler & Rosemary BlackThe changing face of the tour guide: one-way communicator to choreographer to co-creator of the tourist experience403
2014Heike A. Schänzel & Ian Yeoman
The Future of Family Tourism393