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.

Publisher: 
Routledge
ISSN (print): 
1755-182X
ISSN (online): 
1755-1838

Latest articles

Volume 9 (1)

The success of the Success: negotiating dark tourism on an exhibition ‘convict ship’
Rose Cullen, vol. 9 (1): 4-26
The success of the Success: negotiating dark tourism on an exhibition ‘convict ship’
Rose Cullen, vol. 9 (1): 4-26
Antiquity in Benjamin of Tudela’s travel narrative: interpretation and meaning within the context of the history of travel
Nuria Morère, vol. 9 (1): 27-43
The politics of memory, tourism and dictatorship: revisiting Franco’s Valley of the Fallen
Alicia Fuentes Vega, vol. 9 (1): 70-91
The hotel in history: evolving perspectives
Kevin J. James, vol. 9 (1): 92-111
Dixie highway: road building and the making of the modern south, 1900–1930
Peter J. Blodgett, vol. 9 (1): 112-113
Indigenous London: native travellers at the heart of empire
Cecilia Morgan, vol. 9 (1): 113-115

Volume 8 (3)

Editorial Board
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Romance with the periphery: Chinese travel writing about the ‘frontier’ during the Nanjing Decade (1927–1937)
Zhihong Chen, vol. 8 (3): 215-238
Romance with the periphery: Chinese travel writing about the ‘frontier’ during the Nanjing Decade (1927–1937)
Zhihong Chen, vol. 8 (3): 215-238
Fountains of youth: medical tourism in Green Cove Springs, Florida, 1845–1900
Heather Hause, vol. 8 (3): 239-259
Fountains of youth: medical tourism in Green Cove Springs, Florida, 1845–1900
Heather Hause, vol. 8 (3): 239-259
Using history for tourism or using tourism for history? Examples from Aotearoa/New Zealand
Hamish Bremner, vol. 8 (3): 260-274
Using history for tourism or using tourism for history? Examples from Aotearoa/New Zealand
Hamish Bremner, vol. 8 (3): 260-274
Institutionalisation of tourism research and education: from the early 1900s to 2000s
Metin Kozak, vol. 8 (3): 275-299
Institutionalisation of tourism research and education: from the early 1900s to 2000s
Metin Kozak, vol. 8 (3): 275-299
MUVITUR® (virtual museum of tourism): a new approach to tourism history
Maria José Aurindo, vol. 8 (3): 300-309
MUVITUR® (virtual museum of tourism): a new approach to tourism history
Maria José Aurindo, vol. 8 (3): 300-309
Tales from the haunted South: dark tourism and memories of slavery from the civil war era
Tony Seaton, vol. 8 (3): 310-313