Nautical Tourism: A Bibliometric Analysis

  • Rosa María Martínez Vázquez
Keywords: Nautical Tourism, Bibliometric Indicators, WoS, Scopus


Nautical tourism revolves around alternative aspects such as leisure activities related to water, sports, and navigation. In recent decades, it has positioned itself as one of the most developed segments within the global tourism market. This article analyses the main contributions in this area, understanding the complexity of finding an approximate definition of its concept. The objective is to analyse from 1989 to 2019 the scientific production of the term “nautical tourism” in addition to identifying which keywords and trends related to nautical tourism are currently being developed through the VOSviewer programme. For this, a bibliometric study of the documents inscribed in the WoS and Scopus databases has been carried out. Future trends in research include terms such as security, management risk, and Mediterranean.


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