Trends in Global Tourism Studies: A Content Analysis of the Publications in Tourism Management: A Content Analysis of the Publications in Tourism Management

Jianwei Qian, Rob Law, Jiewen Wei, Yifan Wu

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The article examines 2024 papers published in Tourism Management from 2001 to 2017. Overall bibliometric and thematic analysis are conducted to reveal the current trend in tourism studies. Findings reveal that key authors in Asia have become the leading researchers in tourism and a tight collaboration network among them has been formed as well. Tourism journals influence tourism studies, and six major themes (management, satisfaction, performance, seasonality, word of mouth, and perception) are discussed in detail. The conclusion from this study can shed light on the future direction of tourism research and industry practice in general.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)753-768
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality and Tourism
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2019


  • bibliometric analysis
  • Global tourism studies
  • thematic analysis
  • tourism management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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