International Journal of Tourism & Hospitality Reviews http://giapjournals.com/index.php/ijthr <p>International Journal of Tourism &amp; Hospitality Reviews [eISSN 2395-7654] aims to&nbsp;publish most updated research results, reviews, news on recent development in travel &amp; tourism studies, hospitality studies, aviation studies and related domains.&nbsp;</p> en-US <p>Authors retain ownership of the copyright for their content.<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> editor@ijthr.in (Dr. Jenny Hope) editor@giapjournals.com (Mr David Green) Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0000 OJS 3.1.2.1 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 A LITERATURE REVIEW OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM (1990-2016) http://giapjournals.com/index.php/ijthr/article/view/ijthr.2019.613 <p><strong>Purpose</strong><strong> of the study</strong><strong>—</strong>Tourism is one of the largest and fastest growing industries in the world. Just like an enterprise today, sustainability is the long-term objective pursued by tourism industry. However, little effort has been made to systematically provide sufficient information to academicians and practitioners who have great research interests in sustainable tourism. Therefore, this paper aims to figure out the knowledge mapping of sustainable tourism and to indicate its research hot spots and trends for future research.</p> <p><strong>Me</strong><strong>thodology—</strong>This paper surveys the development trajectory of sustainable tourism using a literature review and classification of articles retrieved from 5 online databases with solo keyword “<strong><em>sustainable tourism</em></strong>” from 1900 to 2016.</p> <p><strong>Main f</strong><strong>indings—</strong>Based on the scope of 641 articles, this study reveals that the number of publication on sustainable tourism has significantly increased since 2006. In addition, these articles are scattered across 125 journals and mostly published in 23 academic journals. The majority of targeted countries/regions for sustainable tourism focus on Asia, Europe and America.</p> <p><strong>Limitation</strong><strong>—</strong>Restricted to limited knowledge, we make a brief literature survey on sustainable tourism from 1990-2016 to explore how sustainable tourism and its applications have developed in this period.</p> <p><strong>Originality/value—</strong>In fact, sustainable tourism is a belief and an overall concept in every tourism activities. Though this research has done lots, it still has rooms to make more complete. Finally, we present a conceptual framework integrating 13 classifications criteria derived from our analysis with 3247 keywords. Most interestingly, we further present a conceptual framework with a visual effect to operationalize the coverage of sustainable tourism. Based on our analysis, any researcher can easily find the popular and right journal to get into it, if he/she is in need, he/she also can roughly know its applications so far and completely get a whole picture of sustainable tourism quickly.</p> Ren-Yi Huang, Wen-Jung Chang, Yu-Chun Chung, Yu-Shih Yin, Jui Chi Yen Copyright (c) 2019 Ren-Yi Huang, Wen-Jung Chang, Yu-Chun Chung, Yu-Shih Yin, Jui Chi Yen https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 http://giapjournals.com/index.php/ijthr/article/view/ijthr.2019.613 Wed, 15 May 2019 16:44:47 +0000 MULTI-AIRPORT SYSTEMS AS A GLOBAL TOURISM PHENOMENON: A CRITICAL REVIEW AND A NEW CONCEPT http://giapjournals.com/index.php/ijthr/article/view/ijthr.2019.611 <p><strong>Purpose:</strong>The main objective of the present study is to shed light on the different dimensions and international experiences of the multi-airport system including the Egyptian experience in this regard.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong>The methodology of the study depends on the researcher's own critical review based on his scientific background on the phenomenon of multi-airport systems through survey in secondary and primary data.</p> <p><strong>Findings:</strong>Finally, the study presented a new comprehensive concept of the multi-airport system. The importance and originality of the current research is to ameliorate the concept of multiple-airport system in light of displaying some of international experiences.</p> <p><strong>Implications:</strong>The transition from single-airport to multi-airport systems is going to be a basic tool by which air transportation systems will be able to meet future demand. There are many experiences related to the failure and success of managing the multi-airport systems worldwide.</p> Dr. Farouk Abdelnabi Hassanein Attaalla Copyright (c) 2019 Author https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 http://giapjournals.com/index.php/ijthr/article/view/ijthr.2019.611 Sun, 24 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0000 ECOTOURISM POTENTIALS OF THE MAJANG FOREST BIOSPHERE RESERVE. GAMBELLA, SOUTH WEST ETHIOPIA http://giapjournals.com/index.php/ijthr/article/view/ijthr.2019.612 <p><strong>Purpose</strong> – the purpose of this study was to identify ecotourism potentials of the Majang Forest Biosphere Reserve.</p> <p><strong>Methodology </strong>– The study employed qualitative research approach using an exploratory research design. Data was collected through in-depth interviews and focus group discussion besides to field observations. Accordingly, key informants interviewees were held with 12 villages senior leaders (n=60), key informants from 6 departments (n=30) and NGO experts (n=5). Altogether, 95 respondents were involved in this study</p> <p><strong>Findings </strong>– The results of this research revealed that fauna and flora (87%), water bodies (waterfalls, rivers, and lakes) (82%), cultural attractions (54%), manmade attractions as well as historical sites are found to be the major ecotourism potentials of the Biosphere Reserve.</p> <p><strong>Originality </strong>– The study provides complied information of ecotourism potentials of the Majang Forest Biosphere Reserve, which has not been explored before. It enhances the concept of ecotourism and level of understanding of stakeholders in ecotourism potentials of the biosphere. Its findings contributes to better conservation of the biosphere reserve through creating awareness and commitment to decision makers, politicians, experts, leaders, eco-tourists, local community, etc.</p> <p><strong>Social Implications</strong> - Majang Forest Biosphere Reserve has endowed numerous ecotourism potentials. However, the flow of eco-tourists to the destination and ecotourism activities are very weak. As a result, local communities living around biosphere reserve are less benefited from the ecotourism development. This study promotes ecotourism potentials of the biosphere reserve. It enhances the benefit of local communities through ecotourism activities like tour guiding association, beekeeping, souvenir shops, cultural shows, horse riding services, offering cultural foods, drinks and dressings.</p> <p><strong>Limitations</strong> – Further deep study is vital to identify more ecotourism potentials. Promotion and marketing strategies need to be adopted and promoted wherein using internet, big hoardings, billboards, posters, and travel desks. Infrastructures should be improved eco-friendly to facilitate ecotourism activities.</p> Selemon Thomas Fakana, Chiranjib Kumar Choudhary, Alemken Berihun Mengist Copyright (c) 2019 Authors https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 http://giapjournals.com/index.php/ijthr/article/view/ijthr.2019.612 Mon, 25 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0000