This Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of trends and issues in the global supply and demand on tourism.

With contributions from 70 authors, this Handbook showcases a diverse range of perspectives with insights from around the globe. It reviews the interactions among trends and issues, and it emphasises the importance of tracking and interpreting these on a global scale. The book is organized into three parts, with Part I focusing on supply-side trends including transport, attractions, culture, heritage tourism, technology, policies, and destination management. Part II critically reviews the external factor trends, including the impact of terrorism, multi-crisis destinations, Generation Z’s important contributions to the sector, the regulation of sharing economy platforms and nature tourism in future. Part III focuses on market-led trends such as bleisure, glamping, VFR travel, transformational tourism and new trends in wellness tourism following the post-COVID era. The book also provides predictions for the upcoming decades.

This Handbook will be a vital tool for researchers, students, and practitioners in the tourism and hospitality sector to further develop their knowledge and expertise in the field. It examines business and policy implications, offering guidance for developing sustainable competitive advantage.

part I|312 pages

Supply-side trends

part 1.1|49 pages

Supply-side trends

chapter 3|11 pages

Cruise lines

Market growth and diversification

chapter 4|11 pages


Environmental impacts and policy

part 1.2|119 pages

Supply-side trends

chapter 6|13 pages

Wine tourism

Current trends and future prospects

chapter 7|19 pages

Culinary tourism

Dualistic erosion and the enhancement of food cultures

chapter 13|13 pages

Creative tourism trends

part 1.3|56 pages

Supply-side trends

chapter 14|10 pages

Intermediation, disintermediation and reintermediation

Tourism distribution in the electronic age

chapter 16|10 pages

Digital-free tourism

The state of the art and future research directions

part 1.4|53 pages

Supply-side trends

chapter 19|11 pages


Trends and issues in world tourism cities

chapter 20|10 pages


Trends, issues, impacts and implications

chapter 22|15 pages

Tourism policies for the next normal

Trends and issues from global case studies

part 1.5|30 pages

Supply-side trends

part II|90 pages

External factor trends

chapter 26|14 pages

Multi-crisis destinations (MCDs)

Towards a future research agenda

chapter 28|10 pages

Forced displacement

The ‘refugee crisis’ and its impact on global tourism

chapter 30|11 pages

Sharing economy legislation

Regulating peer-to-peer tourism platforms such as Airbnb and Uber

part III|113 pages

Market-led trends

chapter 32|10 pages

Bleisure trends

Combining business and leisure travel

chapter 33|12 pages


Camping in its “Green” and luxurious version

chapter 34|10 pages

VFR travel

Opportunities, trends, and issues

chapter 35|16 pages

Transformational tourism

A visionary approach to sustainable tourism?

chapter 38|17 pages

New trends in wellness tourism

Restoration and regeneration

chapter 40|11 pages

Re-enacting dark histories