Producing allegedly beneficial but destined to be mainstream and growth-oriented products to sustain wealthy and prosperous consumers’ hedonism and business profits will not be “just” unless ecological, social and ideological problems surrounding the global tourism and its research paradigm are recognised and addressed. In the midst of the recent pandemic, turned the world upside down, this brief critique aims to bring a number of oxymoronic issues surrounding the business of global tourism in general and its linearized research paradigm in particular into the front to spark further debates. Following the linear mentality dominant in the business of global tourism, one expects that “destinations abundant with touristic resources should be the most developed, prosperous and the happiest” and “destinations in the focus of researchers for many years should have resolved their problems and already prospered.” Generally speaking, neither the new forms of tourism nor the layered lens of research have provided a panacea for suffering tourism destinations. One wonders why we don't put business growth, profit and academic promotion aside for a while and place the “human life” in the center of research and development.
|Konular||Otelcilik, Konaklama, Spor ve Turizm|
: 29 Mayıs 2020
|APA||Yuksel, A . (2020). Naming the Game of Plutocracy in Tourism and in its Research: A Critique . Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Issues , 2 (1) , 1-12 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/johti/issue/55264/744930|