Utopian visions or dystopian prospects for tourism? A perspective article

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Purpose: This paper aims to show how continued failure for tourism to address its global impacts is likely to imply the end of tourism as we know it. Design/methodology/approach: This paper is an opinion piece that discusses tourism out of the global situation in spring 2019. Findings: Tourism is about to undermine its own future, largely as a failure of UNWTO and ICAO to address environmental challenges. Ignorance and disinterest continue to characterize supranational and business organizations such as WTTC. Originality/value: The text is intended to be a wakeup call.


Research areas and keywords

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  • Economic Geography


  • Global environmental change, Tourism challenges, Tourism futures
Original languageEnglish
JournalTourism Review
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2020 Jan 30
Publication categoryResearch