During the last year (2021/22) we have organised the special track in 2021 Annual conference with the theme ““Engaging into meaningful research and action for climate change and tourism: the role of scholars”. Track governors: Ioanna Farsari, Dalarna University, Sweden; Liliana Carvalho, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal; Martine Bakker, Wageningen University, the Netherlands.
The 2021 special attract attracted a great deal of interest with 19 submissions and 13 presentations. We followed a transformative approach with the aim to network, reflect and discuss meaningful research on climate change and tourism. Together with the co -chairs we have written a report around it which we have distributed among SIG members and the special track participants. We have also worked to develop it further to a research note that we plan to submit for publication in fall 2022. As a result of the special track, we received attention and a few more memberships in the group.
During 2022, we have also planned for a special track to take place in 2022 annual conference with the theme “Tourism in the new normal: accelerating climate change or embodying crisis?”. Track governors are Ioanna Farsari, Dalarna University Sweden; Harald A. Friedl, FH JOANNEUM, Austria; Jane Turner, Leeds Beckett University, UK.
We look forward to meeting in person some of the members and other colleagues for the first time.
Work plan 2022-2023:
• Publication: invite pieces of opinion, based on special track 2022 to be published in ATLAS Review
• Organise Special Track 2023
• Network: connect to researchers around climate change and tourism to develop the SIG further