Special Issue — Sustainable Tourism
Deadline of submission 31 May 2023 (closed).
About this Special Issue
Tourism experts point out that tourism is the fastest growing industry in the world. The last decade of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century introduced the tourist industry into the leading trends of economic growth in the world. However, tourism faces many challenges that affect its development. We are witnessing turbulent changes on a global level that have a significant impact on the diversification of tourism. Since tourism has a great responsibility for the further development of the economic, social, cultural and natural environment, these are issues of responsible and sustainable development in the first place. That is why researchers and creators of tourism are faced with the task of creating an environment for sustainable business.

Tourism affects all spheres of human life directly or indirectly, which is why it is extremely important to shed light on various aspects of the sustainable development of tourism. In this way, tourism employees will be able to see how they can improve their business in the sphere of economy, culture, sustainability. The obvious multidisciplinarity of tourism studies can show us the right path for the sustainable development of tourism and its improvement. That's why the task of sustainable tourism is to preserve the value of the human environment through a balance in which the fulfillment of the current needs of tourists will not jeopardize the satisfaction of the needs of future generations.

We invite authors from various fields to contribute their research to a multidisciplinary approach to sustainable tourism. This special issue is intended for all researchers dealing with various aspects of tourism studies and sustainability.

  • Tourism destinations and sustainable development
  • Research and practice in sustainable tourism
  • Environmental analysis
  • Environmental awareness
  • Conserve and protect the environment
  • Protected natural resources and sustainable tourism
  • Climate change
  • World Heritage Sites
  • Risks and sustainability
  • Impact of risk on sustainable tourism development
  • Boundaries in sustainable development
  • Sustainable business in the tourism industry
  • Small- and medium-sized enterprises
  • Political environment
  • Socially responsible investment
  • Achievement of sustainable tourism in local communities
  • Ethnic communities
  • Over tourism
  • Certifications
  • Rural tourism and local gastronomy

We have given you some ideas, while your research can be much broader, which will greatly contribute to the quality of this special issue.
Special Issue Editors
Snežana Štetić
Snežana Štetić
1. Balkan Network of Tourism Experts, Belgrade, Serbia
2. World Federation of Travel Journalists and Writers - Fijet Serbia, Novi Sad, Serbia
3. World Tourism Network - Education & Training, Honolulu, HI, USA
Research Keywords: sustainable tourism; natural resource management; tourist development; rural tourism; risks in tourism and practical training for tourism studies
Sara Stanić Jovanović
Sara Stanić Jovanović
Academy of Applied Studies Šumadija, Arandjelovac, Serbia
Research Keywords: tourism; sustainable development; ecology; economy; culture; education; recreation
Submission Information
All the manuscripts submitted to this Special Issue must be within both the scope of this Special Issue and the journal.
Manuscripts should be submitted online (Click here to submit, registration and login required). All the manuscripts will undergo a rigorous single-blind peer-review process.
Please prepare your manuscript following the Instructions for Authors, and make sure it is submitted in gramatically correct English.
Please refer to the Editorial Process and Article Processing Charge for more information about manuscript process and publishing fees.
Published Articles
Article    18 May 2023
Larry Dwyer
This article is part of the Special Issue Sustainable Tourism.
Highlights of Sustainability  Volume 2 (2023), Issue 2, pp. 83–99
107 Views33 Downloads
Review    8 May 2023
Annette Toivonen
This article is part of the Special Issue Sustainable Tourism.
Highlights of Sustainability  Volume 2 (2023), Issue 2, pp. 75–82
185 Views51 Downloads
Article    13 April 2023
Thomas Krabokoukis
This article is part of the Special Issue Sustainable Tourism.
Highlights of Sustainability  Volume 2 (2023), Issue 2, pp. 50–61
275 Views62 Downloads
Article    28 February 2023
Michele Sisto and Angela Cresta
This article is part of the Special Issue Sustainable Tourism.
Highlights of Sustainability  Volume 2 (2023), Issue 1, pp. 16–34
506 Views101 Downloads
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