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Sessions title: Tourism innovation for precarious times
Sessions organisers: Gunnar Þór Jóhannesson, Magnús Haukur Ásgeirsson, Dejan Krizaj, and Florian Zach
Affiliation: AIRTH (Alliance for Innovators and Researchers in Tourism and Hospitality); University of Iceland, University of Primorska, Virginia Tech
Sessions description: Tourism has often been heralded as a tool for economic growth and development not least for rural and peripheral areas. However, current global societal challenges such as global climate change and the fourth industrial revolution put pressures on the tourism sector, companies, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders to pursue new or alternative ways to do tourism in responsible ways. The Covid 19 pandemic and the ensuing global halt of tourism has further accentuated the need for innovation and creativity in tourism. This special track centered on innovation in tourism is open to contributions from a broad academic field that address the ability of tourism to respond to societal challenges and shape mobile futures. Furthermore, these challenges are likely to affect societies and communities in different ways depending on geographical setting and cultural context. As such we welcome submission that contribute to our understanding of innovation success, challenges and failures. The list of possible themes and topics is not exhaustive.