Epilogue

Hopeful tourism: an unfolding perspective

Nigel Morgan, Annette Pritchard and Irena Ateljevic

Hopeful tourism's new story

We introduced this book by suggesting that now is an appropriate time to reflect on our ways of understanding and being in the tourism world since humankind seems at a tipping point environmentally, economically and socially. Such conceptual reflection is also pertinent as many conventions and orthodoxies appear increasingly stressed and new perspectives are emerging across all kinds of disciplines and research fields (Rifkin 2009). As one such emerging perspective, we have seen here how hopeful tourism can shape research (from ontological-through to methods-level decisions), offer broader philosophical understanding ...

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