1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Trends and Issues in Global Tourism Supply and Demand

Edited By Alastair M. Morrison, Dimitrios Buhalis Copyright 2024
    550 Pages 71 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of trends and issues in the global supply and demand on tourism.

    With contributions from 70 authors, this Handbook showcases a diverse range of perspectives with insights from around the globe. It reviews the interactions among trends and issues, and it emphasises the importance of tracking and interpreting these on a global scale. The book is organized into three parts, with Part I focusing on supply-side trends including transport, attractions, culture, heritage tourism, technology, policies, and destination management. Part II critically reviews the external factor trends, including the impact of terrorism, multi-crisis destinations, Generation Z’s important contributions to the sector, the regulation of sharing economy platforms and nature tourism in future. Part III focuses on market-led trends such as bleisure, glamping, VFR travel, transformational tourism and new trends in wellness tourism following the post-COVID era. The book also provides predictions for the upcoming decades.

    This Handbook will be a vital tool for researchers, students, and practitioners in the tourism and hospitality sector to further develop their knowledge and expertise in the field. It examines business and policy implications, offering guidance for developing sustainable competitive advantage.

    Part I: Supply-side trends

    1. 1 Transportation

    1. High-speed rail growth
    2. Francesca Pagliara, Juan Carlos Martín, Concepción Román, and Bartosz Bursa

    3. New aircraft and airports
    4. Evangelos Kilipiris and Andreas Papatheodorou

    5. Cruise lines: Market growth and diversification
    6. Michael Clancy

    7. Cruises: Environmental impacts and policies
    8. Timothy MacNeill

      1.2 Attractions, culture, and heritage tourism

    9. A scenario planning approach to safety in visitor attractions
    10. Aaron Tham

    11. Wine tourism: Current trends and future prospects
    12. Haiyan Song and Weixi (Edith) Yuan

    13. Culinary tourism: Dualistic erosion and enhancement of food cultures
    14. Sophia Lingham, Louise Manning and Damian Maye

    15. The Homestays concept in Indian tourism and hospitality industry
    16. Suneel Kumar, Marco Valeri, Varinder Kumar

    17. Cultural heritage tourism and ethical trends
    18. Eleni Mavragani and Sofia Avramidou

    19. Challenges and opportunities in cultural tourism: Insights from Canada
    20. Louis-Etienne Dubois, Shawn Newman, and Frédéric Dimanche

    21. Edutainment experiences in dark tourism
    22. Brianna Wyatt

    23. Modelling heritage justice for under-represented communities
    24. Deepak Chhabra

    25. Creative tourism trends
    26. Diogo Moleiro and Lígia Ribeiro

      1.3 Technology

    27. Intermediation, disintermediation and reintermediation: Tourism distribution in the electronic age
    28. Peter O’Connor

    29. Technology trends and trip planning
    30. Kim-Ieng Loi and Jose Weng Chou Wong

    31. Digital-free tourism: The state of the art and future research directions
    32. Wenjie Cai and Brad McKenna

    33. The metaverse as a new travel marketing platform
    34. Min Jung Kim and Dae-Young Kim

    35. Challenges and opportunities for the incorporation of robots in hotels
    36. Craig Webster and Stanislav Ivanov

      1.4 Policies and issues

    37. Urbanisation: Trends and issues in world tourism cities
    38. Cristina Maxim

    39. Overtourism: Trends, issues, impacts and implications
    40. Richard W. Butler and Rachel Dodds

    41. Issues and policies that have an impact on future trends in global tourism
    42. David L. Edgell, Sr.

    43. Tourism policies for the next normal: Trends and issues from global case studies
    44. Vanessa G. Gowreesunkar, Shem Wambugu Maingi, and Chris Cooper

      1.5 Destination management

    45. Tourist behavioural intention trends
    46. Pedro Vaz Serra and Cláudia Seabra

    47. Professionalisation destination management trends and issues
    48. Alastair M. Morrison

      Part II: External factor trends

    49. Terrorism threat and its influence on leisure and travel behaviours of Millennials
    50. Cláudia Seabra

    51. Multi-crisis destinations (MCDs): Towards a future research agenda
    52. Sofia Lachhab, Alastair M. Morrison, Tina Šegota, and J. Andres Coca-Stefaniak

    53. Understanding Gen Z as a future workforce in the hospitality and tourism industry
    54. Angie Yeonsook Im and Dae-Young Kim

    55. Forced displacement: The ‘refugee crisis’ and its impact on global tourism
    56. Shima B. Afshan, Cheryl Cockburn-Wootten and Alison J. McIntosh

    57. Leading social change through prison fine dining as a new form of global tourism
    58. Maria Gebbels, Alison J. McIntosh, and Tracy Harkison

    59. Sharing economy legislation: Regulating peer-to-peer tourism platforms such as Airbnb and Uber
    60. Daniel Guttentag

    61. Re-imagining tourism in a world of declining nature
    62. David Newsome

      Part III: Market-led trends

    63. Bleisure trends: Combining business and leisure travel
    64. Gokce Ozdemir and Duygu Celebi

    65. "Glamping": Camping in its "green" and luxurious version
    66. Spyridoula Dimitra Ch. Souki

    67. VFR travel: Opportunities, trends and issues
    68. Elisa Zentveld

    69. Transformational tourism: A visionary approach to sustainable tourism?
    70. G.L.W. Roshini N. Nandasena, Alastair M. Morrison, Wenjie Cai, and J. Andres Coca-Stefaniak

    71. Sport tourism in times of VUCA world
    72. Ekaterina Glebova, Fateme Zare, Robert Book, Michel Desbordes, and Gabor Geczi

    73. German holiday travel demand trends
    74. Dirk Schmücker, Anne Köchling, and Martin Lohmann

    75. New trends in wellness tourism: Restoration and regeneration
    76. Melanie Kay Smith

    77. Accelerated trends in tourism marketing and tourist behaviour
    78. Metin Kozak

    79. Re-enacting dark histories

    Brianna Wyatt


    Alastair M. Morrison is a Research Professor at the University of Greenwich in London, UK, and formerly an Associate Dean and Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Purdue University, USA, specialising in the area of tourism and hospitality marketing in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Professor Morrison is ranked in the top 2% of scientists in the world based on the science-wide author database developed by Elsevier and Stanford University since 2019. He has published several books and around 350 academic articles and conference proceedings, as well as over 50 research monographs related to marketing and tourism. He is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Tourism Cities and a Fellow of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism. Professor Morrison has served as the President of the International Tourism Studies Association (ITSA), Chairman of the Travel & Tourism Research Association (TTRA) – Canada Chapter, Board member of the CenStates TTRA Chapter, Vice President of the International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators (ISTTE), and Chairman of Association of Travel Marketing Executives (ATME).

    Dimitrios Buhalis is Director of the eTourism Lab and Deputy Director of the International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research at Bournemouth University Business School, UK. He is a Strategic Management and Marketing expert with specialisation in Information Communication Technology applications in the Tourism Travel, Hospitality and Leisure industries. He is the Editor in Chief of Tourism Review and the Editor in Chief of the Encyclopedia of Tourism Management and Marketing. Professor Buhalis has written and co-edited more than 25 books and 300 scientific articles and is recognised as a Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate™ with more than 61000 citations and h-index 105 on Google Scholar. He is ranked in the top 2% of scientists in the world based on the science-wide author database developed by Elsevier and Stanford University since 2019. Dimitrios is a past President of the International Federation for Information Technologies in Travel and Tourism (IFITT) and a past Vice President of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism.