Detailed Subject Coverage
Tourism and travel
- All types of tourism (dark tourism, eco-tourism, sport tourism, sex tourism, packages, cultural business, farm etc.)
- Tourism policy and management
- Marketing, advertising and market analysis (e.g. promotion of destinations or attractions)
- Education, training and employment
- Impacts of tourism on the environment and natural resources (sustainability issues, national parks, wilderness areas etc.)
- Sociology of tourism (e.g. impacts of tourism on host culture, social and cultural impact of tourism, host/guest relations)
- Consumer behaviour, decision making and motivation
- Tour operators and travel agents
- Accommodation (including timesharing and second homes)
- Hotel and Hospitality industries
- Travel medicine (disease transmision and control)
- Impact of information and communication technology (e-commerce)
Leisure and recreation
including leisure activities, leisure lifestyles, psychological aspects of participation, and leisure of specific groups, e.g. handicapped, retired people, etc.
All aspects of the provision of leisure opportunities in both public and private sectors, including policy, management (of facilities, health and safety aspects, and of customers) and environmental impact. This includes:
- Health clubs and leisure centres.
- Urban regeneration through leisure projects.
including spectatorship (spectator events and attractions, arena design and management); management of participants (including hooliganism); organizations and clubs; participation and statistics; sponsorship; marketing; economics of sport
- Education, training and employment (including physical education)
- Nature conservation, environmental impact, sustainability issues
- Outdoor activities (e.g. walking, camping, climbing, etc.)
- Use of drugs in sports if applied to the policy of sport organizations or sport management
- Studies investigating the health benefits of sport/exercise e.g. of certain groups such as the elderly, children, handicapped etc., therapeutic recreation
- Injury epidemiology, health and safety management
- Sport psychology (e.g. emotional management, motivation, ethics, eating disorders)
- Impact of sport mega-events (e.g Olympic Games)
- Winter sports
Arts and entertainment
Policy, economics and management, including access programmes, participation aspects, funding and sponsorship; sociology and psychology of e.g. participation, and the impact on cultural life; employment within the arts and entertainment sector; and marketing aspects. Coverage includes:
- Papers on the cultural industries in general
- Art galleries, art exhibitions, etc.
- Museums, displays, historic buildings, etc.
- Popular culture, e.g. culinary heritage, shopping.
- Urban regeneration through arts and culture projects.
- Home and neighbourhood activities e.g. hobbies (e.g. gardening and crafts), games (e.g. computer games and board games); radio and television (including video); reading and learning activities (e.g. libraries and adult education)