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 (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
Reclaiming travel
Hazel Andrews, vol. 8 (1): 95-97
Tourism, performance, and place: a geographic perspective
Jørgen Ole Bærenholdt, vol. 8 (1): 97-99
Tourism and national identity: heritage and nationhood in Scotland
Eric G.E. Zuelow, vol. 8 (1): 99-101
John K. Walton Prize
vol. 8 (1): 102-102

Volume 7 (3)

Editorial Board
vol. 7 (3): 0-0
Against the wind: the role of Belgian colonial tourism marketing in resisting pressure to decolonise from Africa
Andrew Wigley, vol. 7 (3): 193-209
Motion pictures: an analysis of the posters of Victorian Railways during the 1920s and 1930s
Colin Symes, vol. 7 (3): 210-227
Battle lines in the Hot Lakes District, New Zealand, c.1900: tourism development and the contested nature of place
Hamish Bremner, vol. 7 (3): 228-245
Sea bathing and seaside tourism in Portugal in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: an overview
Pedro Alexandre Guerreiro Martins, vol. 7 (3): 246-267
The emergence of an environmental history of tourism
Scott Moranda, vol. 7 (3): 268-289
Dark tourism and crime
David Botterill, vol. 7 (3): 290-292
Blackpool's seaside heritage
Peter Borsay, vol. 7 (3): 292-294