Future Challenges for Global Tourism: A Delphi Survey

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Tourism is a complex system within a dynamic framework that is exposed to rapid and challenging developments. The existing tourism research does not fully address the nature of the global, intertwined challenges that may affect and shape the worldwide tourism system in the future with respect to both the industry and society. This article contributes to eliminating this knowledge gap using an exploratory Delphi survey that seeks to identify the most prominent challenges to global tourism through 2020 and to understand their nature, drivers, and effects. The five proposed meta-challenges demonstrate the complexity of the interrelations and interdependencies affecting the future of the global tourism system. These meta-challenges may also be regarded as constituting a strategic road map for global tourism in a complex and dynamic world.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Travel Research
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)420-432
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 07.2014

Bibliographical note

Teil der kumulativen Diss.: "Future Challenges for Global Tourism" von Frau von Bergner

    Research areas

  • Tourism studies - challenge, Delphi survey, Global tourism system, sustainability, tourism future