BIBLIOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF SLOW TOURISM


Mavric B., ÖĞRETMENOĞLU M. , AKOVA O.

ADVANCES IN HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM RESEARCH-AHTR, vol.9, no.1, pp.157-178, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.30519/ahtr.794656
  • Title of Journal : ADVANCES IN HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM RESEARCH-AHTR
  • Page Numbers: pp.157-178

Abstract

This paper aims to review the slow tourism literature using a bibliometric analysis approach. In the current study parameters such as the annual number of publications, the most contributing countries, the most contributing organizations, the most cited studies in Web of Science (WoS), the most productive authors, and the most productive journals were examined. Furthermore, keywords were used to identify the field structure. VOSviewer software was used to find out the leading trends in this slow tourism literature. Thirty-eight studies were found with the help of the WoS database, over the period from 1975-June 2020. Results indicated that: the literature on slow tourism is growing remarkably; four studies accounted for more than 30 citations; Conwey, D and Timms, B.F were the most prolific authors; in terms of documents, the USA was the leading country in the topic of slow tourism; Indiana University (System and Bloomington Campus) was the most productive institution with a total of 5 papers. The journal, Tourism Recreation Research was the top contributor to the related literature. According to a keywords analysis the most recently studied concepts were related to tourist experiences and place attachments (2018-2020), while the older concepts were linked to alternative tourism and leisure (2014-2016).