Tourism has been largely ignored as a field of study. Geographers and anthropologists are increasingly becoming interested in studying it. What aspects of tourism as a phenomenon do you feel deserve more attention?
I am not sure that this is the case. Geographers and anthropologists have written extensively on tourism and their disciplines have a great deal to contribute to the management of tourism. More recently the study of tourism has been provided alongside business and this has reduced both the breadth of the taught curriculum and the research taking place into the phenomenon of tourism. From a Responsible Tourism perspective it is important to draw on philosophy, ethics, public policy studies, political science, economics, psychology, cultural studies and many other disciplines in order adequately to understand and manage the activity