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.

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Latest articles

Volume 7 (3)

Editorial Board
vol. 7 (3): 0-0
Against the wind: the role of Belgian colonial tourism marketing in resisting pressure to decolonise from Africa
Andrew Wigley, vol. 7 (3): 193-209
Motion pictures: an analysis of the posters of Victorian Railways during the 1920s and 1930s
Colin Symes, vol. 7 (3): 210-227
Battle lines in the Hot Lakes District, New Zealand, c.1900: tourism development and the contested nature of place
Hamish Bremner, vol. 7 (3): 228-245
Sea bathing and seaside tourism in Portugal in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: an overview
Pedro Alexandre Guerreiro Martins, vol. 7 (3): 246-267
The emergence of an environmental history of tourism
Scott Moranda, vol. 7 (3): 268-289
Dark tourism and crime
David Botterill, vol. 7 (3): 290-292
Blackpool's seaside heritage
Peter Borsay, vol. 7 (3): 292-294
A cosmopolitan journey? Difference, distinction and identity work in gap year travel; Lifestyle mobilities: intersections of travel, leisure and migration
Linda L. Mahood, vol. 7 (3): 294-296
Masters and students: Jesuit mission ethnography in seventeenth-century New France
Terence J. Fay, vol. 7 (3): 296-298
Seascapes: shaped by the sea: embodied narratives and fluid geographies
Tricia Cusack, vol. 7 (3): 298-301
Unspeakable awfulness: America through the eyes of European travelers, 1865–1900
Robin Jarvis, vol. 7 (3): 301-303
Club red: vacation travel and the soviet dream
Hasso Spode, vol. 7 (3): 303-305

Volume 7 (1-2)

Editor's introduction
Eric G. E. Zuelow, vol. 7 (1-2): 1-4
Representations and social practices of alternative tourists in post-war Greece to the end of the Greek military Junta
Michalis Nikolakakis, vol. 7 (1-2): 5-17
Steamboats and pleasure travels: success and failure of the first Spanish initiatives in the mid-nineteenth century
Gaetano Cerchiello, vol. 7 (1-2): 18-35
‘Catalonia is not Spain’: projecting Catalan identity to tourists in and around Barcelona
Michael Vargas, vol. 7 (1-2): 36-53
‘Take Amtrak to Black History’: marketing heritage tourism to African Americans in the 1970s
Tammy S. Gordon, vol. 7 (1-2): 54-74
Fun, faith and fellowship: British Methodism and tourism in the twentieth century
Clive D. Field, vol. 7 (1-2): 75-99
Tourism and empire
Shelley Baranowski, vol. 7 (1-2): 100-130