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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Current issue in tourism: The evolution of travel medicine research: a new research agenda for tourism?
Author(s): Page, Stephen
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Keywords: Travel Medicine
The Lancet
Tourist safety
Tourist well-being
Travel Health aspects
Tourism Health aspects
Travel Safety measures
Tourism Safety measures
Issue Date: Apr-2009
Date Deposited: 10-Feb-2009
Citation: Page S (2009) Current issue in tourism: The evolution of travel medicine research: a new research agenda for tourism?. Tourism Management, 30 (2), pp. 149-157.
Abstract: There has been considerable growth in interest in the field of travel medicine and the intersection with Tourism Studies since the 1990s. Yet this interest from a medical perspective is not new as a review of The Lancet, one of the most well-established medical journals, shows. What is new is the way in which the interest in travel medicine has developed across the science-social science divide and has now become one strand of a wider practitioner and academic interest in tourist well-being. With the exception of studies on technology and tourism and environmental science and tourism (e.g. climate change), this science-social science intersection has been comparatively absent from research in Tourism Studies. For this reason, this current issues paper seeks to broadly outline the evolution of this area of study and some of the influential studies published to date along with some of the research agendas now emerging in this new area of study.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.tourman.2008.04.011
Rights: Published in Tourism Management by Elsevier.

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