Tourism during and after COVID-19: An Expert-informed Agenda for Future Research

A. George Assaf*, Florian Kock, Mike G. Tsionas

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With the COVID-19 pandemic reaching a more mature, yet still threatening, stage, the time is ripe to look forward in order to identify the topics and trends that will shape future tourism research and practice. This note sets out to develop an agenda for tourism research post COVID-19. We surveyed several industry and academic experts seeking their opinion on three important questions: What potential future topics are needed to address the impact of COVID-19? What existing research areas/topics will become more relevant? What changes are recommended for data collection? Interpreting and synthesizing the answers yields six focal research avenues that researchers should devote more attention and effort to. For each topic, we present various important research questions. By doing so, this note paves the way and serves as a signpost for countless intriguing future research endeavors that are of high relevance and demanded by the industry.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Travel Research
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)454-457
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2022

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Published online: 24 May 2021.


  • Tourism
  • COVID-19
  • Agenda
  • Experts

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