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Tourism Planning & Development

Virtual Special Issue of Tourism Planning and Development - Available till 31st December 2019

Tourism embodies the potential for change. The World Tourism Day is commemorated each year on 27 September through the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). The aim is to raise awareness among the international community about the importance of tourism in terms of its socio-cultural, environmental, political and economic value. The World Tourism Day 2019 is focused on the theme is “Tourism and Jobs: A better future for all’.


The 12 articles selected here cover theoretical, conceptual and practical issues about tourism’s potential in creating jobs. The articles provide a wide range of interesting insights into both the potentials and challenges in creating sustainable jobs and livelihoods through tourism. The articles have been selected to reflect both time and regional dimensions.  What the articles have in common is that they emphasise on tourism’s role in job creation, livelihood diversification and poverty reduction. It is our hope that this virtual issue provides a free and open access to academic knowledge that expresses the ethos of this year’s theme.

- Emmanuel Adu-Ampong


The articles are free to download from 27 September until the end of 2019




Tourism Planning and Development (TPD) aims to explore and advance our theoretical and practical understandings of the intersections between tourism, planning and development studies. Each of these fields of study is characterised by rich scholarly and interdisciplinary traditions. TPD seeks to leverage these and other complementary scholarly traditions to build new interdisciplinary understandings in tourism planing and development.

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