Journal On Tourism & Sustainability 2021-06-14T15:34:32+00:00 Eugenia Wickens Open Journal Systems <p><em>International Journal <span class="il">On</span>-<span class="il">Tourism</span> &amp; Sustainability (JOTS) </em>is dedicated to supporting the rapidly expanding area of tourism development research. Our primary focus is to advance critical thinking on tourism as a catalyst for sustainable development. &nbsp;It is a peer-reviewed journal aiming to publish original research from a multidisciplinary perspective. We welcome theoretical, conceptual and empirical research that explores the relationship between tourism and development. &nbsp;</p> Tourism for Peace: Critical reflections 2021-06-13T15:42:12+00:00 Vaso Avgeli Wendy Sealy Ali Bakir Eugenia Wickens <p>The peace-through-tourism discourse has been appropriated mainly by politicians and the industry to advance their own particular interests and has been viewed as a panacea to solve the entrenched socio- economic problems faced by nations globally today.&nbsp; The counter argument is put forward by those analysts who draw our attention to the perceived ‘evils’ of westernisation and modernisation brought about by globalisation where tourism is one of its principal components.&nbsp;&nbsp; As the paper argues questions of whether and how tourism as a whole contributes to world peace is more complex and problematic.&nbsp; Following a brief exploration of the concept of ‘peace’, this paper examines the tenuous relationship between ‘tourism’ and ‘peace’.&nbsp; In so doing, it considers the theoretical arguments of diverse thinkers and assesses the strengths and weaknesses of their various positions.&nbsp; The paper goes on to present a fresh conceptual framework for understanding the role of tourism in building a culture of peace.&nbsp; It should be noted that the interpretation offered in this paper has been influenced by the authors’ biographies, cultural reflections, and experiences. The paper concludes that not only complexities of tourism and international relations are often ignored in textual representations but&nbsp;&nbsp; the proposition that tourism fosters peace and tolerance appears to have been rather exaggerated.</p> <p><strong>Keywords</strong>: Peace, globalisation, fundamentalism, terrorism, Neo-colonialism, SDGs, COVID-19.</p> 2021-06-14T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Dr Vaso Avgeli Indigenous Games: Game Changer for Indian Tourism Industry? 2021-06-13T15:56:55+00:00 Sushma Rewal Chugh <p>Tourism in India has primarily been associated with culture without much emphasis being assigned to other tourist motivators. Many tourist destinations across the globe have started promoting event-based tourism by repositioning their marketing strategies. India, being a blend of modernity and ancient culture, has a treasure of many indigenous, long forgotten traditional games. Considering the cultural paragon in the form of traditional Indian games, this paper is an effort to gauge the effectiveness of indigenous games as catalysts for enhancing destination competitiveness leading to enriching the tourism resources of India. A survey of 100 domestic tourists visiting Himachal Pradesh (a small North Indian hill state) was conducted by way of administering close ended questionnaire to study their profile and to gauge their opinion regarding traditional game-based events. Respondents were selected randomly. The survey led to the findings that for majority of respondents traditional game-based events appeared as one of the major pull factors for tourists.</p> <p><strong>Keywords</strong>: Inventory, Event, Traditional Games, Indigenous, Destination Competitiveness</p> 2021-06-14T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Sushma Rewal Chugh, Professor Enhancing the Hospitality and Tourism Industry’s Active Collaboration with Schools to Manage Employee Turnover Rate 2021-06-13T16:07:51+00:00 Phuong Bui Le Anh Bui Le Anh Tzu-Ling Chen <p>This research empirically investigates collaboration between the Hospitality and Tourism industry and schools in career orientation delivery for 1<sup>st</sup>-year students that manage to survive under the COVID-19 pandemic. This study applied the thematic analysis method to analyse qualitative data from a set of texts, such as this study’s interview transcript. The findings also explore the benefits to stakeholders, including career orientation and talent attraction management, personnel staffing in the Hospitality<strong>&nbsp;</strong>and Tourism industry, career orientation and students' perceptions and expectations for their future occupations, career orientation, and lecturers' perception of self-study development. This research fills the literature gap among the above relationships and points out the benefits in the Hospitality<strong>&nbsp;</strong>and Tourism industry and school collaborations to overcome difficulties during the COVID-19 epidemic in Vietnam.</p> <p><strong>Keywords: </strong>COVID-19, Vietnam Hospitality and Tourism, Career Orientation, Self-development, Career Perceptions and Expectations, Talent Attraction Management</p> 2021-06-14T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Phuong Bui Le Anh, Dr, Tzu-Ling Chen, Dr Geotourism as a Tool for Tourism Development in Sri Lanka: An Exploration 2021-06-14T15:27:03+00:00 Subasinghe P Ranasinghe R Herath J.P <p>Geotourism is a tourism activity witnessing ABC attributes, abiotic, biotic, and culture focusing on abiotic properties of the natural setting.&nbsp; This investigation explores whether Geotourism could be a lucrative tool for sustainable tourism development. An interpretive exploratory approach was entrusted for the study given its applicability to trace deeper feelings, thought, and attitudes of individuals. Twenty in-depth interviews from tourism stakeholders including tourists, the local community, and government officers at two different geologically significant sites were conducted over 04 months. Transcriptions were thematically analysed by coding and axial coding. The study revealed that lack of awareness towards Geotourism concept causes Geotourism in Sri Lanka in its infancy, though Sri Lanka is having an abundant marketable opportunity for its diversified tourist locations to initiate Geotourism developments. Geotourism can be used as a lucrative tool for tourism development by addressing certain issues like improper place management, lack of promotion by examining two excellent heritage sites.</p> <p><strong>Keywords</strong>: Geotourism, Geotourists, Geoheritage sites, Tourism development, Ussangoda National Park, Mahapelessa hot spring</p> 2021-06-14T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Subasinghe. P, Ranasinghe. R Professor, Herath, J.P Dr A Critical Literature Review on the Interrelatedness between the Frameworks of Cultural Sustainability and Indigenous Identities in Tourism 2021-06-14T15:32:53+00:00 Jianhong Zhou Johan R Edelheim <p>The holistic success of Indigenous peoples engaged in tourism stems from focusing on strengthening identities in different contexts, such as political, cultural, economic, or macro, meso, micro, and individual levels. The term ‘cultural sustainability’ highlights cultural integrity, ecological diversity, and socio-economic progress and advocates that the political discourse of local communities should be a positive framework to strengthen Indigenous identities in tourism. The special political and cultural nature of Indigenous identities should, in turn, give impetus to culturally sustainable developments in tourism. Theoretically, using cultural sustainability as a tourism framework to guide Indigenous peoples should bring positive outcomes to tourism enterprises. However, academic tourism research still lacks focus on the interrelatedness between cultural sustainability as a framework and Indigenous identity in tourism. Therefore, this study aims to review this issue critically. Accordingly, an overview of the representations of cultural sustainability as a framework in tourism and the different natures of Indigenous identities are made, and the interrelatedness between cultural sustainability as a framework and Indigenous identities in tourism is discussed. This paper contributes to tourism knowledge by providing critical insights into this interrelatedness and cultivating the positive role of the interrelatedness in tourism practices.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> Cultural sustainability, Indigenous identities, Indigenous tourism, Empowerment</p> 2021-06-14T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Jianhong Zhou , Johan R Edelheim, Professor