International Journal of Tourism Cities

International Journal of Tourism Cities


ISSN: 2056-5607

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Aims and Scope

International Tourism Studies Association logo.A peer-reviewed journal, the International Journal of Tourism Cities provides an international forum for the critical study of urban tourism and tourism cities. The journal aims to be inter-disciplinary in its appreciation of tourism cities and tourism in urban areas, and welcomes original, theoretically-informed articles from those involved in the planning, management or marketing of tourism in city destination or places adjoining urban areas.

Urban tourism and travel cover many disciplines and impinge on numerous aspects of daily life within cities. Moreover, they play a key role in domestic and international tourism in most countries, and cities often function as key travel gateways and tourism destinations.

The International Journal of Tourism Cities contents include primary research articles, expert discussions on current urban tourism issues, and tourism city case studies. Articles are selected that are relevant to both academics and practitioners. The journal particularly encourages contributions on contemporary topics and issues in urban tourism including smart cities and tourism, environmental impact and sustainable tourism development in cities, citizen and stakeholder involvement in tourism, city destination governance, and the development of policies and standards for city tourism development.

The International Journal of Tourism Cities has four distinct purposes:

  1. To encourage greater research and scholarship related to tourism in urban settings.
  2. To stimulate more interdisciplinary research on tourism in cities, particularly the integration of tourism and urban studies theories and principles.
  3. To generate more research studies on tourism at the edge of cities, where urban and rural areas converge.
  4. To create more literature on best practices in city tourism worldwide through in-depth analyses and the production of exemplary case studies.

IJTC is the official journal of the International Tourism Studies Association (ITSA). ITSA’s main objective is to bridge the gaps in tourism studies and research, education, and training between developed and developing countries. The Association is headquartered in Washington, DC, and its Secretariat Office is located at Peking University, Beijing, China. The overall purpose of the International Journal of Tourism Cities is to fill these gaps in the tourism research literature from multidisciplinary perspectives.

The International Journal of Tourism Cities is a multidisciplinary journal that focuses on all aspects of tourism within cities. The major disciplines and themes are as follows:

  • Anthropology and other social sciences
  • Architecture and landscape architecture
  • City tourism governance, coordination and organization
  • Consumer behavior in urban contexts
  • Culture and heritage
  • Economic impacts of tourism on urban areas
  • Environment, climate change and urban sustainable tourism development
  • Events and cities
  • Geographic studies, physical and human
  • Impacts of urban tourism activity on city residents
  • Marketing and branding of city tourism destinations
  • Politics and tourism in cities
  • Tourism planning and development in cities
  • Tourist experiences in urban settings
  • Transportation and tourism within cities
  • Urban studies, urbanism and urban planning

 

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International Journal of Tourism Cities is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Tourism & Hospitality eJournals Collection. For more information, please email collections@emeraldinsight.com or visit the Emerald Tourism & Hospitality eJournals Collection page.

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