Journal of Tourism History

he obvious and increasing importance of the global development of tourism, as employer, engine of economic growth and social transformation, agent of contested globalisation, and generator of social and cultural conflict, has engendered extensive academic interest which has issued forth in a wide range of journals focusing on various aspects of or approaches to the interdisciplinary subject area of ‘tourism studies’. These have tended to be present-minded in their analyses, or at least to examine historical trends only over short recent time periods or in abstract and schematic ways. This is partly due to a persisting neglect of tourism on the part of historians, which is now beginning to be addressed, especially through the International Commission for the History of Travel and Tourism , which was founded at the University of Central Lancashire in 2001. As interest in the history of tourism has burgeoned rapidly over the last few years, the lack of a dedicated journal in this field has become increasingly apparent.

The Journal of Tourism History meets this need by providing an international outlet for the publication of articles and reviews covering every aspect of the history of tourism. It is interdisciplinary in ethos, looking outwards from a historical core to engage with the full range of cognate disciplines and theoretical approaches, and welcomes overviews and comparative as well as contextualised case-studies, covering all areas of the world and all approaches to historical study. It has an international editorial board, based on the executive committee of the ICHTT , and an advisory board providing access to global expertise in the field. Subscribers will be drawn from a wide range of institutions and disciplines in higher education and related sectors, consonant with the very wide relevance of historical understanding to tourism studies in all but its most narrowly policy-oriented incarnations, and of the increasing recognition of the importance of tourism history to its ‘home’ discipline. The Journal of Tourism History is edited by Professor John K. Walton, one of the pioneers of the field.
3 issues per year.

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Latest articles

Volume 8 (3)

Fountains of youth: medical tourism in Green Cove Springs, Florida, 1845–1900
Heather Hause, vol. 8 (3): 239-259

Volume 8 (2)

Editor’s introduction
Eric G. E. Zuelow, vol. 8 (2): 103-104
The democratisation of tourism in the English Lake District: the role of the Co-operative Holidays Association and the Holiday Fellowship
Douglas Hope, vol. 8 (2): 105-126
Pera inns: the emergence of hosting as a business in Istanbul in the first half of the nineteenth century
Elif Bayraktar Tellan, vol. 8 (2): 127-146
The guestbook as historical source
Kevin J. James, vol. 8 (2): 147-166
Hosts and guests in early Cuba tourism
Richard E. Morris, vol. 8 (2): 167-183
Books that link worlds: travel guides, the development of transportation infrastructure, and the emergence of the tourism industry in imperial Russia, nineteenth–early twentieth centuries
Evgenii V. Anisimov, vol. 8 (2): 184-204
Vacationland: tourism and the environment in the Colorado high country
Ben Bradley, vol. 8 (2): 205-207
Civilizing nature: national parks in global historical perspective
Mark Harvey, vol. 8 (2): 207-209
Archipelago tourism: policies and practices
Mark Hampton, vol. 8 (2): 209-211
Hotel life: the story of a place where anything can happen
Bob Davidson, vol. 8 (2): 211-213
John K. Walton Prize
vol. 8 (2): 214-214

Volume 8 (1)

vol. 8 (1): 0-0
Geographical board game: promoting tourism and travel in Georgian England and Wales
Jane Dove, vol. 8 (1): 1-18
Signifying the small nation: the role of tourists in Luxembourgish national identity, 1913–1940
Anne-Marie Millim, vol. 8 (1): 19-46
The art of queueing up at Disneyland
Emily Nelson, vol. 8 (1): 47-56
Discussion: teaching tourism history
Patrizia Battilani, vol. 8 (1): 57-84
Project report: Teithwyr Ewropeaidd i Gymru, 1750–2010/European Travellers to Wales, 1750–2010
Rita Singer, vol. 8 (1): 85-91
Empire in waves: a political history of surfing
Brendan Hokowhitu, vol. 8 (1): 92-93
Critical geographies of cycling. History, political economy and culture
Hugh Dauncey, vol. 8 (1): 94-95