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International Journal of Tourism Anthropology

International Journal of Tourism Anthropology (IJTA)

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International Journal of Tourism Anthropology (5 papers in press)

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  • Run and Travel. The Passion for Running and Tourism in Contemporary Argentina   Order a copy of this article
    by Gastón Gil 
    Abstract: The activity of running, as it is usually called by its enthusiastic and highly-engaged practitioners, constitutes not only a sport, but also a lifestyle that is characterized by the adoption of a broad set of ethical and aesthetic precepts that transcend mere physical exercise. In Argentina, it entails a wide variety of experiences that, for certain types of "serious" runners, serve to define such lifestyle. In this article it will be shown how trips are precisely one of those defining experiences, and how such trips demand an intense tourist planning to runners and their eventual companions.
    Keywords: mobilities; ethnography; sport; lifestyles; Identity.

  • Asymmetries between Global North and South in Leisure Practices: Vaccine tourism reconsidered   Order a copy of this article
    by Maximiliano Korstanje 
    Abstract: Over years, scholars have focused on travel behavior and leisure practices worldwide. The advance of applied research, anyway, overlooks the fact that there are considerable asymmetries in leisure practices between the Global North and the peripheral South. These inequalities were mainly crystalized in the COVID-19 pandemic, a founding event that accelerated a global crisis in the health system. Thousand of peripheral tourists, coming from countries with low access to vaccination, flied to the North in quest of vaccines. The present paper explores not only the dilemmas of Argentinian tourists who travelled abroad to be inoculated, but also the contradictions and conflicts with Argentinian governments who imposed several restrictions to their return. As a result of this, many compatriots have been stranded abroad without food, assistance and lodging.
    Keywords: Leisure Practices; Consumption; Asymmetries; COVID-19 Pandemic; stranded abroad.

  • THE CONTEXT OF ETHNIC TOURISM IN THE AMAZON: understanding the territorial analysis of an indigenous community.   Order a copy of this article
    by Danielle Mariam Araújo Dos Santos, Francisco Antonio Dos Anjos 
    Abstract: This study brings the possibility of understanding the tourist territory of an indigenous community, based on the proposal of a territorial analysis matrix that aggregates objective and subjective categories of analysis, focusing on the indigenous people's view of their space. As a research methodology, a bibliographic and documentary survey was used, and visits were made for field observation. Based on Santos (1996) and Harvey (1973), an analysis matrix of the turistified ethnic territory was proposed taking into account the categories of analysis: form, function, structure and process, as well as absolute, relative and relational space. The matrix was applied in the Sahu-Ap
    Keywords: Ethnic tourism; Indigenous territory; Touristification process.

    by Shamila Wijesundara, Chaturi Danthanarayana, Ruwan Ranasinghe, Piyumi Perera, Asanka Bandara, Namal Gangananda, Shashika Pattiyagedara, Nipuni Fernando 
    Abstract: Global food service industry has tremendously been challenged due to evolving conditions of COVID 19 pandemic. Under new normal conditions, servicescape gets greater sentience from potential customers in search of risk-free dining. This study aims at exploring the evolving servicescape of Sri Lankan restaurant industry. A series of in-depth interviews with restaurant operators were conducted and thematic analysis was used to analyze qualitative data. A wide gap between challenges and measures taken was evident. Regaining the faded customer trust and continuing operations under restrictions were threatening. The study recommends exclusive and realistic approaches to advance the evolving servicescape of restaurant.
    Keywords: Servicescape; Restaurant Industry; New Normal Condition; Food Service.

  • The complexity of integrating indigenous knowledge for ecotourism planning: A case of Mude Ayek's customary forests, Indonesia   Order a copy of this article
    by Alfitri Alfitri, Andy Alfatih, Andries Lionardo, Abdul Kholek, Erlisa Saraswati, Muhammad Izzudin, Anang Dwi Santoso 
    Abstract: This study presents how indigenous peoples participate in ecotourism planning, how their knowledge is tested and challenged to deal with knowledge for developing ecotourism, and what are the challenges in engaging indigenous peoples and their knowledge in ecotourism. It employed an indigenous qualitative research strategy by conducting semi-structured interviews with representatives of indigenous peoples, government, and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) participating in ecotourism planning in Mude Ayeks Prohibition Customary Forest. The results of the study show that despite being involved, the dispersed knowledge of indigenous peoples has been integrated and utilized in forest management as a product of ecotourism. However, in forest ecotourism management, Indigenous Peoples find obstacles either from themselves or from the confusion of other stakeholders in integrating it. The practical implication of this research is it is necessary to build a complete picture of local knowledge which is no longer implicitly but must be written.
    Keywords: ecotourism; forest ecotourism; customary forest; indigenous people.