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Journal of Sustainable Tourism

Deadline: Extended abstracts 31 July 2019| Full Papers: 31 January 2020

Guest Editors

Regina Scheyvens – Massey University

Joseph M. Cheer – Wakayama University 

Table of Contents for Journal of Sustainable Tourism. List of articles from both the latest and ahead of print issues.

Language: en-US

Publisher: tandf

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Special Issue:

Tourism and partnerships for the SDGs

From 24-25 January 2019, Massey University hosted the world’s first research conference on Tourism and the SDGs. There were attendees from over 30 countries and 70 people presented in paper or plenary sessions over the two days.

This proposed special issue of JoST brings together papers – both from the conference and from a wider Call for Papers - that focus on an aspect of partnerships for achieving the SDGs, in line with Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development. The targets within this goal speak of the importance of ‘…multi-sector partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries’. Taking this a step further, the United Nations asserts that there should be ‘inclusive partnerships’ among the private sector, civil society and government, based upon ‘…principles and values, a shared vision, and shared goals that place people and the planet at the centre’.

While noble in its conceptualisation, this notion of inclusive partnership can be difficult to achieve in reality. Often the various ‘partners’ have diverse values, visions and ways of operating, leading to a clash between long-term goals, more in line with sustainable development, and short-term, growth-oriented results (Adu-Ampong, 2017; Heslinga, 2016; Leslie et al. 2018). Neoliberalism creates an environment which, while asserting a convergence of interest between various players, allows the market to dominate thus thwarting principles of partnership and prospects for sustainability (Mawdsley et al. 2017). It is thus apparent that ‘The rhetoric of partnership – while reflecting the goodwill of the different parties – can often conceal a broad set of tensions around the meaning and implications associated with this apparently affirming term’ (Scheyvens et al. 2016: 378).

Nevertheless the tourism sector has long involved collaborations among different actors (Frost & Laing, 2018). As Hughes and Scheyvens (2018 :16-17) assert, within this there is ‘…potential for partnerships that recognise local development strategies, develop community capabilities and build sustainable outcomes based on a locally led agenda’. When they work well, partnerships can be an effective way to enhance interactions among tourism players and work towards achieving sustainable development (Olsen, 2016; De Boer & Van Dijk, 2016). Examples include joint ventures, or ‘encompassing’ approaches to Corporate Social Responsibility which embody genuine, mutually beneficial relationships between companies and local communities in destination areas (Ashley and Haysom, 2006).

In this special issue, we will analyse the significant challenges which need to be addressed in order to ensure that partnership moves beyond the rhetoric of sustainable development and into reality, as well as presenting evidence of good practice in achieving inclusive partnerships among tourism actors to help achieve the SDGs.

Papers submitted for consideration in the Special Issue will be subject to the usual peer review process and are not automatically accepted for publication.

 

Submission guidelines

In this special issue, we will analyse the significant challenges which need to be addressed in order to ensure that partnership moves beyond the rhetoric of sustainable development and into reality, as well as presenting evidence of good practice in achieving inclusive partnerships among tourism actors to help achieve the SDGs.

Papers submitted for consideration in the Special Issue will be subject to the usual peer review process and are not automatically accepted for publication.

 

 

Timeline

31 July 2019:

Extended abstracts (400 words) due to guest editors: must link explicitly to aspects of partnership in achieving the SDGs, and include the article’s purpose, scope, methods and findings. Feedback to be provided from the guest editors within three weeks, and selected full papers invited.

31 January 2020: 

Full papers submitted to JoST; All submitted papers will subject to the normal peer review processes of the journal. Those that pass into peer review will be reviewed by three referees.

December 2020:

JoST special issue on Tourism and Partnerships for the SDGs is published. All papers that are accepted for publication will be published online immediately, in advance of the print publication of the special issue.

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References

Adu-Ampong, E. A. (2017). Divided we stand: institutional collaboration in tourism planning and development in the Central Region of Ghana. Current Issues in Tourism, 20(3), 295-314.

Ashley, C. and Haysom, G. (2006) ‘From Philanthropy to a Different Way of Doing

Business: Strategies and Challenges in Integrating Pro-Poor Approaches into Tourism Business.’ Development Southern Africa. 23(2): 265–80.

Beisheim, Marianne, et al. "Meta‐governance of partnerships for sustainable development: Actors' perspectives from Kenya." Public Administration and Development 38.3 (2018): 105-119. https://doi.org/10.1002/pad.1810

De Boer, D., & Van Dijk, M. P. (2016). Success factors for community business wildlife tourism partnerships in Tanzania. The European Journal of Development Research, 28(4), 555-570.

Frost, W., & Laing, J. (2018). Public–private partnerships for nature-based tourist attractions: the failure of Seal Rocks. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 26(6), 942-956.

Haywood, L. K., Funke, N., Audouin, M., Musvoto, C., & Nahman, A. (2018). The Sustainable Development Goals in South Africa: Investigating the need for multi-stakeholder partnerships. Development Southern Africa, 1-15.

Heslinga, J., Groote, P., & Vanclay, F. (2017). Strengthening governance processes to improve benefit-sharing from tourism in protected areas by using stakeholder analysis. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 1-15.

Hughes, E. & Scheyvens, R. (2018) Development Alternatives in the

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