Research progress in tourism, leisure and hospitality in Europe (1969–2018)

Carles Mulet-Forteza (Department of Business Economics, University of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca, Spain)
Erika Lunn (University of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca, Spain)
José M. Merigó (University of Chile, Santiago, Chile and University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia)
Patricia Horrach (Department of Business Economics, University of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca, Spain)

International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management

ISSN: 0959-6119

Publication date: 7 December 2020

Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to present a bibliometric overview of articles published in the field of tourism, leisure and hospitality and analyzed by researchers mainly affiliated with European institutions.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors conducted a bibliometric study of journals included in the Web of Science related to the field of tourism, leisure and hospitality in 2019. The review incorporates various techniques to determine the field’s structure from a scientific and intellectual perspective.

Findings

The results are valuable for several reasons. First, they will support researchers in identifying those topics with the greatest potential for advancing research in this field. Second, they will constitute an important aid in the design of new policies for journal publishers.

Practical implications

This study can lead to advances in the tourism, leisure and hospitality field, as it identifies the publication trends of researchers who are mainly affiliated with European institutions. It also offers useful information for practitioners and academics in their endeavor to identify gaps in the extant literature and future trends.

Originality/value

No other studies have analyzed this field for a period of this length.

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Citation

Mulet-Forteza, C., Lunn, E., Merigó, J.M. and Horrach, P. (2020), "Research progress in tourism, leisure and hospitality in Europe (1969–2018)", International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Vol. 33 No. 1, pp. 48-74. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCHM-06-2020-0521

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