Andres Coca-Stefaniak, Alastair M Morrison, Deborah Edwards, Nelson Graburn, Claire Liu, Philip Pearce, Can Seng Ooi, Douglas G Pearce, Svetlana Stepchenkova, Greg W Richards, Amy So, Costas Spirou, Keith Dinnie, John Heeley, László Puczkó, Han Shen, Martin Selby, Hong-bumm Kim, Guoqing Du

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Views from the editorial advisory board of the International Journal of Tourism Cities As our International Journal of Tourism Cities approaches its third "birthday", we asked the members of IJTC 's editorial advisory board to share their views on trends likely to affect the future of urban tourism over the next ten years and the role of the International Journal of Tourism Cities in shaping this future. Among others, trends to be tracked by IJTC for their impact on urban destinations and urban tourism should include violence and terrorism, creativity and innovation in popular culture and destinations and weather and climate change. A key issue likely to change tourism cities in the next decade is the sustainable development of city destinations, which will include the spatial distribution of tourism attractions, the promotion of accessibility and the conservation of natural and cultural heritage. Despite a significant global growth in city tourism, urban tourism is still largely under researched as a field of interdisciplinary study and practical expertise. [...]intensifying the communication and cooperation between researchers and other professionals has become significant. The International Journal of Tourism Cities should address the issue of how city branding might be assessed and monitored by providing global benchmark cases, reliable measurement models, more sustainable touristic models, etc., which come out from both solid theoretical backgrounds and practical implications. [...]of this, smart phone data will become an increasingly key resource for tourism research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-280
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Tourism Cities
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Cities
  • Cultural heritage
  • Culture
  • Editorials
  • Homogenization
  • Innovations
  • Research
  • Smartphones
  • Social networks
  • Tourism
  • Travel And Tourism
  • Trends


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