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2024 - Tourism for Social Change: Exploring the societal benefits of tourism for tourists, local communities and workers.

We are seeking to explore the social, cultural and political dimensions of tourism in the 21st century and explore the current critical issues in tourism. Key questions include:

  • What do social justice and social inclusion mean in the context of tourism?
  • What are the critical issues and challenges the tourism industry faces in these uncertain times?
  • How do age, disability, gender, sexuality and race affect our experiences of tourism?
  • How can we make tourism accessible to all?  Is access to tourism equal to all? What are the social factors affecting access to tourism? What insights does the critical tourism perspective offer?
  • Why is it important to look beyond the tourist experience and address the issues of working conditions and worker wellbeing? Who are those working in tourism and hospitality, and what key challenges are they facing in tourism employment? How has the COVID-19 pandemic and Brexit affected tourism workers?
  • What can be done to make tourism and hospitality workplaces more inclusive and ethical?
Strand 1
The everyday complexities of tourism participation: Gender, race, age, disability and/or sexuality and the lived tourism experience
Strand 2
Why care? Solutions for reducing social inequalities and using tourism for a social good
Strand 3
Adopting worker-centric perspectives to critically identify challenges for workers in tourism workplaces
Strand 4
Creating caring, safe and inclusive tourism workplaces: Exploring good practices and developing strategies for the future