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Utopian visions or dystopian prospects for tourism? A perspective article

Stefan Gössling (Lunds Universitet, Helsingborg, Sweden)

Tourism Review

ISSN: 1660-5373

Article publication date: 5 February 2020

Issue publication date: 20 February 2020

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to show how continued failure for tourism to address its global impacts is likely to imply the end of tourism as we know it.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper is an opinion piece that discusses tourism out of the global situation in spring 2019.

Findings

Tourism is about to undermine its own future, largely as a failure of UNWTO and ICAO to address environmental challenges. Ignorance and disinterest continue to characterize supranational and business organizations such as WTTC.

Originality/value

The text is intended to be a wakeup call.

Keywords

Citation

Gössling, S. (2020), "Utopian visions or dystopian prospects for tourism? A perspective article", Tourism Review, Vol. 75 No. 1, pp. 179-181. https://doi.org/10.1108/TR-01-2019-0034

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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