CTSAP 2020, Wakayama University, Japan
Critical Tourism Studies-Asia Pacific (CTS-AP) is an international, interdisciplinary network for academics, community members and tourism practitioners who were inspired by the original Critical Tourism Studies.
CTS-AP facilitates networking opportunities, the exchange of ideas, research collaboration as well as conversations that critically address contemporary issues in tourism studies.
CTS-AP recognizes the multiple stakeholders in tourism. We welcome the diverse and sometimes disparate perspectives that these stakeholders bring to the table as we endeavor to broaden our understanding of tourism as both a subject of scholarly critique and one of the largest industries in the world. In this way, we seek to critically engage with and start new conversations around a multitude of themes and issues in tourism studies.
Originally launched in 2005 by Irena Atlejevic (Institute for Tourism Zagreb), Candice Harris (AUT), Nigel Morgan (University of Surrey) and Annette Pritchard (Cardiff Metropolitan University), CTS has materialized into a far reaching network of critical tourism scholars. Inspired by the work of CTS, we look forward to expanding this network and supporting its mission to contribute to positive social change. Through critical engagement and creative collaboration, our intention is to create space for new conversations that address issues in tourism theory and practice in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.
CTS-Asia-Pacific invites members focused on critical tourism research and practice.