Call for Papers: Special Issue for the Journal of Sustainable Tourism on ‘Innovative approaches to the study and practice of sustainable transport, mobility and tourism’

Special Issues series (2019-2022) on Transport, Mobilities and Sustainable Tourism.

Guest Editor: Dr. Debbie Hopkins, University of Oxford,

The first Special Issue is titled Innovative Approaches to the Study and Practice of Sustainable Transport, Mobilities and Tourism. This SI seeks contributions that challenge the norm, that push critical, novel and innovative approaches to understanding the mobile tourism experience and that re-centre the role of transport and mobility within tourism studies. The primary aim of this SI is to identify how novel approaches (methodologies, theories, conceptualisations) can progress the study of sustainable tourism by exposing new insights, geographies, contestations and opportunities. This may include; critical appraisals and/or adoption of new data collection techniques that go beyond traditional quantitative or qualitative methods (e.g. mobile methodologies, Big Data), drawing theoretical insights from Science, Technology and Society (STS), theories of behaviour change, system dynamics modelling, socio-technical transitions and beyond, and ways of rethinking the ‘pillars of sustainability’ across spatial and temporal scales. Papers that reach across traditional disciplinary boundaries are strongly encouraged.

To this end, we invite papers that engage with issues of transport, mobilities and sustainable tourism. The inclusion of empirical material is not required, but can be used to develop, extend, or aid the conceptual argument. We seek papers that move beyond hegemonic, global North perspectives, that challenge the status quo, and that seek meaningful and perhaps radical opportunities for tourism and sustainable development. Expressions of interest in contributing a paper to this special issue are invited in the form of a working title and 450-500 word abstract of your proposed paper by 15 November 2017, to be submitted by e-mail to: .  Abstracts should include paper title, authorship, author affiliation(s) and contact information (including the email addresses of all authors) and keywords (maximum six). Full papers will be invited following a review of submitted abstracts.

The deadline for the submission of full papers will be 31 May 2018, for publication in early 2019. All submissions will be subject to the journal’s normal high standards of peer review. All accepted papers will be published online without delay, with print publication of the special issue to follow.

Further calls will be made in due course for the remainder of the Special Issues series on Transport, Mobilities and Sustainable Tourism, which will further develop the topic by examining different geographies and scales, innovations, and transitions. Might be useful to develop a schedule for the full series, just so that we can consider how the individual special issues will run alongside each other.
Queries should be directed to the guest editor via email.


GIS for Transport Applications Workshop 2017

Back in 2015 the TGRG supported the first GIS for Transport Applications (GIS4TA) workshop in Leeds.

Fast forward two years and we’re happy to announce the second GIS4TA event, following the success of the first one, and support from the RGS.

The course will be an action-packed 2 day event taking place on the 16th and 17th November at the University of Leeds. The emphasis will be on practical workshops rather than presentations. And you’re expected to bring maps! Like the one below…


For more information and to apply, see here: