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The Italian Society of Tourism Sciences is pleased to announce the launch of the first edition of the Italian Journal of Tourism in 2023, building on the legacy of Turistica, the first scientific journal on Tourism in Italy. This new English-language edition provides an opportunity for researchers to share their studies, reports, and reflections on the challenges facing tourism businesses and territories with the international scientific community.

The ongoing pandemic crisis, wars, emerging frontiers, and geopolitical processes have introduced new stimuli for change in both the demand and supply sides of the tourism industry. These changes are unavoidable and require careful scientific reflection. Technological, environmental, economic, and social transitions are necessary to adapt to future scenarios that impact trends and the cyclical and structural changes required by the system.

To this end, adopting a recovery and resilience plan for Italy requires significant changes to the structure of the territorial tourist offer, businesses, and operators that form the travel and tourism industry. This presents additional challenges to accelerate the required market and company change processes. The first issue of the Italian Journal of Tourism aims to address these contemporary issues, offering a possible future perspective through a scientific reading of crises, resilience, and change processes. We invite researchers interested in these issues to contribute original articles, including specific case studies and comprehensive review articles that consider theoretical and empirical approaches, from an applied or methodological perspective.

In this special issue, the Scientific Committee has provided guidelines for the drafting of papers to help candidates in the selection of their proposals.

Given the focus of this special issue, the main themes can be delineated as follows:

Resilience to change: Tourism resilience involves the ability to adapt to new market challenges and changes in economic and social conditions. Tourism organizations must be able to anticipate and mitigate the effects of unexpected events to ensure an effective response to new market needs.

Post-pandemic recovery: The pandemic has had a significant impact on the tourism industry, making it necessary to plan a recovery and resilience plan to support tourism businesses, revive activities, and promote the sustainability of tourism.

Innovation and technology: Innovation and technology can play a crucial role in the recovery of tourism. Tourism organizations can use new technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain to improve the efficiency, safety, and sustainability of tourism services.

Sustainability: Sustainability is a key element for tourism resilience. Sustainable tourism promotes the conservation of natural and cultural resources, environmental protection, and biodiversity conservation. Tourism operators must adopt sustainable practices to ensure a lasting and resilient recovery of the sector.

Education and Skills: Education and skills development are essential to ensure the resilience of tourism. The training of tourism operators should focus on sustainability and crisis management to address future challenges in the sector.

Tourist Destinations: Tourist destinations must be resilient to address future challenges in tourism. Tourist destinations can improve their resilience through diversification of tourism offerings, promotion of sustainable tourism, and risk management.

Collaboration among Stakeholders: Collaboration among various tourism stakeholders, including tourism operators, local authorities, and civil society organizations, is essential to promote the resilience of tourism. Collaboration can help develop innovative solutions for sector challenges and improve the sustainability of tourism


Authors interested in publishing their work must submit their contribution by April 10, 2023.

Authors will receive a communication of acceptance or rejection from the journal by April 15, 2023.         


1. The abstract must be written in English and contain a minimum of 300 and a maximum of 500 words.

2. The title of the abstract should be included.

3. Three to five keywords should be provided.

4. The authors' names and references should not be included.

5. The abstract should be formatted according to the editor's request.

6. The authors' names and institutional affiliations should be included in a separate file, along with their institutional e-mail addresses.


Early submissions are welcomed. The paper will be peer-reviewed and, if accepted, it will be timely published with the DOI number
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Paper Submission

Accepted works will be published exclusively online in the Turistica  - Italian Journal of Tourism and made available on the journal's website in open access. Submissions must not have been previously published or under consideration for publication elsewhere.

There are no publication fees charged by the journal