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 (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
New Tourism Archives: The records of the East African Professional Hunters’ Association
Trevor M. Simmons, vol. 7 (1-2): 131-134
Touring the field: the infrastructure of tourism history scholarship
Bertram M. Gordon, vol. 7 (1-2): 135-156
Leisure travel and real existing socialism: new research on tourism in the Soviet Union and communist Eastern Europe
Adam T. Rosenbaum, vol. 7 (1-2): 157-176
In Memoriam Dr Richard H. Gassan, 1958–2015
Gerald McFarland, vol. 7 (1-2): 177-178
Second home tourism in Europe: lifestyle issues and policy responses
Roger Marjavaara, vol. 7 (1-2): 179-181
Modern mass tourism
Pau Obrador, vol. 7 (1-2): 181-182
Railway heritage and tourism: global perspectives
Kevin Hannam, vol. 7 (1-2): 183-184
William Wordsworth and the invention of tourism, 1820–1900
Polly Atkin, vol. 7 (1-2): 184-186
Romancing the wild: cultural dimensions of ecotourism
David A. Fennell, vol. 7 (1-2): 186-189
Framing the ocean, 1700 to the present: envisaging the sea as social space
Glenn S. Gordinier, vol. 7 (1-2): 189-190
Gamle Norge and nineteenth-century British women travellers in Norway
Heidi Hansson, vol. 7 (1-2): 190-192
John K. Walton Prize
vol. 7 (1-2): 193-193

Volume 6 (1)

Brass bands, icebergs and jazz: music on passenger shipping 1880–1939
David Cashman, vol. 6 (1): 1-15