Response to 'tourism citations in other disciplines'

Bauer, Irmgard (2015) Response to 'tourism citations in other disciplines'. Annals of Tourism Research, 53. pp. 101-104.

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[Extract] I have read with great interest the recent Research Notes byWardle and Buckley (2014)where theauthors examine if tourism research satisfies the characteristics of a mature field of study ('the third phase') based on citations, hence recognition, in other academic disciplines. The disciplines investi-gated were psychology, sociology, biology, geography and economics. I would like to draw attentionto the authors' omission of medicine and health from the list of non-tourism disciplines. To date,the link between tourism and health, especially travel medicine, has been largely overlooked and,consequently, there is little tourism literature mentioned in health publications. Travel Medicine asa medical specialty has existed for almost 25 years. However, it still is more 'medicine' than ‘travel’with very little insight into the travellers apart from their role as being in need of health preparationand, unfortunately, sometimes returning as a patient. Yet, travellers (prepared by travel health profes-sionals) travel in the context of tourism, not in the context of medicine.

Item ID: 39151
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1873-7722
Copyright Information: (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2021 23:09
FoR Codes: 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3508 Tourism > 350899 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 50%
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4206 Public health > 420603 Health promotion @ 50%
SEO Codes: 20 HEALTH > 2099 Other health > 209999 Other health not elsewhere classified @ 50%
11 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 1104 Tourism services > 110499 Tourism services not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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