Social issues and emerging debates in tourism and hospitality
Taylor & Francis
School of Business and Law
The tourism and hospitality industry has earned global recognition thanks to its unprecedented growth prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. As tourism comes to play an increasingly important role in people’s daily lives and modern society, motivations for travel are no longer limited to pleasure and relaxation. Instead, tourism reflects diverse travel motivations including health and wellbeing (e.g. yoga tourism) (Dillette et al., Citation2019), human rights (e.g. social tourism) (McCabe & Qiao, Citation2020), business development (Tichaawa, Citation2017), education (Fu et al., Citation2018), and dark tourism (Sun & Lv, Citation2021). Darbellay and Stock (Citation2012) accordingly described tourism as a complex interdisciplinary topic.