• Journal of Tourism, Sustainability and Well-being | Special Issue - Psychology of Well-Being Applied to Tourism
    Vol 12 No 2 (2024)

    Well-being is one of the main goals of people today. In fact, “Good health and well-being” is the goal number 3 of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN for 2030.

    In this context, tourist experiences are of particular importance for the promotion of well-being, and the services provided by the tourism sector should seek to promote significant positive experiences for tourists, which should not be limited to the space and time of these experiences, but that can last in the memories of those who experience them.

    In this thematic issue of JTSW, some contributions are presented that help to understand the importance of Psychology of Well-Being Applied to Tourism, namely in the study of some variables of Positive Psychology, such as quality of life, happiness and satisfaction with life.

    The selected articles are complementary as they address both the well-being of hospitality professionals and the well-being of tourists, with a particular focus on senior tourism. There is also complementarity in the type of studies published, as there are articles that present empirical results, but there are also articles that perform a systematic literature review, and there is also an article that performs a bibliometric analysis.

    Guest-Editors: Saúl de Jesus, Soraia Garcês and Dorota Bazun

  • Journal of Tourism, Sustainability and Well-being | Special Issue - Tourism Territories and Sustainable Practices and Policies
    Vol 12 No 1 (2024)

    In this edition, we explore diverse methodologies used in tourism research, reflecting the multifaceted challenges and opportunities this sector presents. Article 1 presents a comprehensive study that leverages comparative, statistical, and geographic methods to assess the socio-economic impacts of low-cost carriers in Polish airports, demonstrating the nuanced effects of air travel on regional development. This approach underscores the importance of multidimensional analysis in understanding the interplay between transportation and tourism. Article 2 reflects an investigation into Spanish beaches, employing an online survey methodology, gathering insights from Destination Management Organisations to evaluate the efficacy of the Safe Tourism Certification. This study highlights the complexities of managing tourist spaces in a post-pandemic world, pointing to the need for innovative solutions in spatial management and sustainability. Article 3 uses a mixed-methods approach in examining Danish second homes and combines quantitative data with qualitative insights, offering a holistic perspective on sustainable planning. This research underlines the significance of integrating various data sources to inform policy and planning, ensuring that tourism development aligns with broader sustainability goals. Article 4 adopts a qualitative analysis in Alanya, Türkiye, addressing the pervasive issue of overtourism through document analysis, emphasizing the need for sustainable tourism policies that balance economic growth with cultural and environmental preservation. Lastly, Article 5 employs the PRISMA methodology in their systematic review of Artificial Intelligence in tourism. This structured approach enables a comprehensive synthesis of existing research, highlighting the transformative potential of AI in enhancing tourist experiences while cautioning against ethical pitfalls. Together, these articles showcase the diverse methodologies employed in contemporary tourism research, each contributing to a deeper understanding of the sector’s dynamic nature. They remind us of the critical role of methodological rigor and interdisciplinary approaches in advancing our understanding of tourism’s impacts and potentials.

    Guest-Editors: Cláudia Ribeiro de Almeida, Carlos Ferreira, Cláudia Seabra and Sofia Almeida 

  • Journal of Tourism, Sustainability and Well-being
    Vol 11 No 4 (2023)

    The collection of articles presented at the end of 2023 in the JTSW sheds light on crucial aspects of the relationship between tourism, well-being, and sustainability. Article 1 is a bibliometric analysis of spiritual tourism. By pinpointing the current state of research in this area, it provides a comprehensive overview of how far spirituality-based studies have progressed within the broader context of tourism. Article 2 delves into wellness tourism, a subset of health tourism, emphasizing its role in stress reduction and the promotion of positive emotions among tourists. Through a bibliometric analysis, this article offers insights into the evolving landscape of wellness tourism research. Article 3 presents a quantitative study exploring the correlation between tourists’ connectedness to nature and their landscape preferences. The findings of this research offer valuable insights for destination planners, helping them manage landscapes effectively and utilize resources sustainably to enhance the overall tourist experience. Article 4 takes a qualitative approach to investigate the role of ecological hotels as agents of change toward a regenerative tourism system. This article contributes to our understanding of how the hospitality industry can play a pivotal role in fostering sustainability and environmental consciousness. Article 5 adopts a quantitative approach to demonstrate how soundscape influences tourist mood and the overall destination experience. By utilizing a theme park as a research setting, this study provides valuable insights into the sensory aspects of tourism, offering practical implications for destination managers seeking to enhance visitor experiences through soundscaping strategies. At last, Article 6 explores how the adaptive reuse of historical buildings can be stimulated by visitors’ knowledge of the historical and cultural background of the structure. This quantitative study investigates the impact of visitor awareness on actual visitation rates and contributes to the formulation of urban regeneration strategies for sustainable tourism development.

  • Journal of Tourism, Sustainability and Well-being
    Vol 11 No 3 (2023)

    This third issue of 2023 is composed of four articles that provide an overview of the sector from the perspectives of different stakeholders. The first article uses mixed methods to address the potentiality of Portugal as a thermal tourism destination by characterizing its history, supply and demand and providing the basis for the definition of strategies to develop the sector. The second article explores a still understudied tourism sector, the oleotourism. By interviewing different olive producers in the Trás-os-Montes region, Portugal, this study aims to identify sustainable tourism practices in this niche tourism and to understand better how these sustainable practices can contribute to the development of olive cultivation. The third article intends to contribute to the literature on the determinants of tourism development from the residents' perspective. By applying a quantitative approach, relying on a survey of residents of a historic town in the north of Portugal, this study explores the relationships among different determinants of residents' support for sustainable tourism development and residents' sociodemographic profile. The fourth article has the tourists' perspective and addresses how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the travel intentions to Pakistan by applying the Theory of Planned Behaviour. 

  • Journal of Tourism, Sustainability and Well-being | Special Issue - Destination Branding: An Interdisciplinarity Overview
    Vol 11 No 2 (2023)

    Tourism is an important activity and the major source of income for many destinations. To be competitive, destinations must develop and promote strong brands. A variety of interdisciplinary approaches to destination branding have been prompted by researchers and practitioners with distinct backgrounds that resulted in alternative destination branding strategies. This Special Issue aims to advance an interdisciplinary perspective on destination branding by encouraging interdisciplinary contributions. In article 1, considering Japan and the 2020 Olympic Games, the authors propose that tourism and destination branding are relevant soft power tools to generate a positive reputation, shape the country's image and attract visitors. In Article 2, by adopting a sustainable management perspective, the authors test tourists' intention to conserve cultural heritage destinations. The role of place identity, destination image and sustainable intelligence are also addressed in the context of cultural heritage destinations in India. Article 3 deals with emerging trends in the post-COVID 19 world. Innovative approaches and principles with the potential to be applied in destination branding are identified. Article 4 deals with content shared on social media and its influential role on potential tourists' behaviour. It is widely accepted that positive user-generated content is influential in choosing the holiday destination and the hotel.

    Guest-Editors: Homayoun Golestaneh, Manuela Guerreiro and Hassan Sadeghi Naeini

  • Journal of Tourism, Sustainability and Well-being | Special Issue - Safety and Well-Being in the Hospitality Industry
    Vol 11 No 1 (2023)

    This Special Issue is dedicated to two current trends in the hospitality industry: safety and well-being. The hospitality industry is all about providing excellent service and a welcoming and safe environment for guests to enjoy. The recent pandemic has underscored the need for the hospitality industry to prioritize safety, adapt quickly to changes in demand, and have robust crisis management and contingency plans in place to ensure the health and well-being of guests and staff. These efforts are essential in creating a positive guest experience and maintaining the industry's reputation for excellence. Therefore, understanding hotel choice determinants and guest satisfaction as well as hotel staff perceptions and behavior during pandemics becomes crucial. The first three papers of this Special Issue give major contributions in this regard.

    Destinations that prioritize safety can attract a wider range of visitors, promote positive word-of-mouth marketing, and foster a positive guest experience. As such, safety should be a top priority for tourism destinations seeking to thrive in an increasingly competitive global market. This may explain the current success of Portugal as a tourism destination after the pandemic.

    Another current trend is that tourists are seeking experiences that promote their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Thermal tourism is a type of wellness tourism that involves traveling to destinations that offer natural hot springs or thermal baths which are known for their therapeutic properties. The last two papers of this Special Issue give significant contributions to understanding the characteristics of demand and supply of this tourism niche.

    Guest-Editors: José António C. Santos and Margarida Custódio Santos

  • Journal of Tourism, Sustainability and Well-being
    Vol 10 No 4 (2022)

    The Journal of Tourism, Sustainability and Well-Being terminates 2022 with an issue composed of five articles, mainly addressing the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. The first article is theoretical and proposes a model of shared responsibilities involving the different stakeholders in a cultural destination to overcome a crisis, such as the global Covid-19 pandemic. The second article focus on the hospitality industry and how the tourism and hotel industry can contribute to eco-friendly financial reporting practices. The study includes companies before and during the Covid-19 pandemic. The third article focuses on the effects of tourism on residents’ well-being in a destination, including their quality of life, happiness and life satisfaction. The most important contribution of this study is that it considers the potential moderating effect of the risk associated with the Covid-19 pandemic on the studied relationships. Both the fourth and fifth articles approach the tourists’ perspective. The fourth article is dedicated to the impact of social media and emotions on tourists’ sustainable behaviours when visiting rural destinations. The last article is a contribution to the smart tourism field. This study explores the niche market of senior tourists and the role of information and communication technologies in their travel planning.

  • Journal of Tourism, Sustainability and Well-being | Special Issue - Digital Well-being in the Tourism Industry
    Vol 10 No 3 (2022)

    In recent years, the fast development of new technologies has promoted the creation of digital habits in the society. Several representative examples of the actions that users carry out daily include easily getting access to digital information, getting connected with family and friends, as well as working from home. In these circumstances, companies have adapted their communication and information strategies to increasingly focus on digital environments. For companies, the new era of technologies it is a valuable opportunity to get users spend more and more time interacting with information in digital environments, as well as in social networks or any other type of digital ecosystem.

    One of the industries generating relatively more income than other industries owing to globalization is tourism. There is also evidence demonstrating that tourism has been directly affected by the evolution and development of new technologies. At present, there is a clear growth in the number of initiatives from technology companies proposing new mobile applications to facilitate tourist excursions or digital services focused on the purchase and sale of tourist packages through the Internet.

    For many people, tourism is a way of life. Through tourism, i.e. through enjoying international stays and travel, people express their interests and habits. At the same time, there is a growing body of research on digital web-being defined as people’s social and healthy habits when using any digital technology. The use of digital technologies can affect online and offline users’ behavior, thus causing possible alterations in relation to their behaviors or attitudes.

    To address this issue, as well as to better understand the evolution and status quo of digital well-being, this special issue has collected articles focused on digital well-being in the tourism industry. As editors of this special issue entitled "Digital well-being in the tourism industry," we hope that the contributions to this volume will help both future researchers in the development of their studies and practitioners, in terms of improving their actions related to technology in the tourism ecosystem.

    Guest-Editors: José Ramón Saura, Eloisa Díaz-Garrido and Felix Velicia-Martin

  • Journal of Tourism, Sustainability and Well-being
    Vol 10 No 2 (2022)

    This second issue of 2022 is composed of five articles, mostly of qualitative nature. The first article uses an innovative approach, system thinking, to explore the importance of policy-making activities in tourism recovery of covid 19 impacts in Portugal. The second article is also dedicated to the analysis of the policy proposals to promote tourism, focusing on the state of Rondônia, in Brazil. The third article addresses the topic of educational tourism and how it can positively impact tourism-related education with subsequent social, economic and environmental benefits to destinations. The fourth article is a contribution to cultural sustainability. It explores how giving aesthetic value to the urban landscape, and cultural identity may enhance the attractiveness of a historic centre through outdoor cultural routes. The last article intends to contribute to the literature on festival events and empirically shows how the cognitive image of the event can increase tourist satisfaction.

  • Journal of Tourism, Sustainability and Well-being
    Vol 10 No 1 (2022)

    This first issue of 2022 is composed of four articles. The first article offers a structured literature review on the tourism area life cycle and offers insights on how this theory can contribute to tourism planning and strategy analysis. The remaining three articles, one theoretical and two empirical, are mainly related to Tourism and its stakeholders’ well-being. The second article is dedicated to positive psychology and mindfulness, and their relevance to developing meaningful tourism experiences and benefiting individuals' well-being while visiting a destination. The third article presents the residents’ perspective and how their perceptions of tourism impacts are affecting their quality of life regarding several dimensions: material, community life, health and safety feelings domain and emotional life. The fourth paper leads the reader to those working in the tourism sector, focusing on front-line hotel employees and how their internal motivations affect the relationship between perceived supervisory support and constructive deviance behaviours.

  • Experiences in Destinations: From Souvenirs to Fulling Experiences
    Vol 9 No 4 (2021)

    Guest-Editors: Soraia Garcês, Margarida Pocinho and Florin Nechita

  • Sustainability in Tourism in the Context of Covid-19: From Policy to Practice
    Vol 9 No 2 (2021)

    Guest-Editors: Adão Flores, Jorge Andraz, Joaquim Pinto Contreiras, Elsa Pereira, Manuela Rosa and Paula Azevedo

  • New Challenges in Tourism Management: Qualitative and Exploratory Approaches
    Vol 9 No 1 (2021)

     Guest-Editors: João Albino Silva, Maria Manuela Guerreiro and Bernardete Sequeira

  • Key Challenges Facing Business Sciences
    Vol 8 No 4 (2020)

     Guest-Editor: Paula Odete Fernandes

  • Consumer Behavior in the Digital Age
    Vol 8 No 3 (2020)

    Guest-Editors: Jose Ramon Saura, Ana Reyes-Menendez, Nelson de Matos, Marisol B. Correia and Pedro Palos-Sanchez

  • Tourism, Regional Development and Well-being
    Vol 8 No 2 (2020)

     Guest-Editors: Saul Neves de Jesus, Margarida Pocinho and Mariusz Kwiatkowski 

  • Tourism and Wellbeing
    Vol 8 No 1 (2020)

     Guest-Editors: Saul Neves de Jesus, Margarida Pocinho and Juan Tobal

  • Cultural Tourism: New Products Tendencies
    Vol 7 No 4 (2019)

    Guest-Editors: Cláudia Henriques, Pedro Bittencourt César, Lurdes Varela and Maria Cristina Moreira

  • Insights of User Generated Content in Tourism
    Vol 7 No 3 (2019)

     Guest-Editors: Javier Perez-Aranda and Manuela Guerreiro

  • Human Resources Management: Human and Strategic Dimension of Organizational Development
    Vol 7 No 2 (2019)

     Guest-Editors: Gabriela Gonçalves, Joana Santos and Cátia Sousa

  • Tourism & Management Studies
    Vol 7 No 1 (2019)

    Guest-Editor: José António C. Santos

  • Residential Tourism
    Vol 6 No 4 (2018)

    Guest-Editors: Cláudia Ribeiro de Almeida and Ana Isabel Renda

  • Marketing and Tourism
    Vol 6 No 3 (2018)

    Guest-Editors: Nelson Matos, Manuela Guerreiro, Júlio Mendes and Bernardete Sequeira

  • Historical Contexts and Identities of the Mediterranean Countries
    Vol 6 No 2 (2018)

    Guest-Editors: Teresa de Noronha and Emiliana Mangone

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