Yıl 2020, Cilt 2 , Sayı 1, Sayfalar 1 - 12 2020-06-29

Naming the Game of Plutocracy in Tourism and in its Research: A Critique
Naming the Game of Plutocracy in Tourism and in its Research: A Critique

Atila YUKSEL [1]


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.

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.

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Birincil Dil en
Konular Otelcilik, Konaklama, Spor ve Turizm
Bölüm Akademik Görüş
Yazarlar

Orcid: 0000-0001-5916-1464
Yazar: Atila YUKSEL (Sorumlu Yazar)
Kurum: AYDIN ADNAN MENDERES ÜNİVERSİTESİ, TURİZM FAKÜLTESİ
Ülke: Turkey


Tarihler

Başvuru Tarihi : 29 Mayıs 2020
Kabul Tarihi : 26 Haziran 2020
Yayımlanma Tarihi : 29 Haziran 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