Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and EventsThe Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events was founded by members of the UK Centre for Events Management (UKCEM) as a means of providing a critical focus on a variety of policy debates relating to the tourism, leisure and events sectors. Such policy debates encompass economic, social, cultural, political and environmental perspectives. The journal welcomes research on questions of policy formation and change, planning, strategy, policy instruments and implementation, and evaluation and impact assessment. Inter- and multi-disciplinary submissions are particularly welcome.


The journal is international in orientation, and seeks high quality theoretical and empirical papers that advance knowledge in this field. Papers examining the value of contrasting methodologies, or advocacy of novel methods, will also be welcome.

Indicative themes include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The politics of tourism, leisure and events policy
  • Leisure policy and social change
  • Strategies for sustainability
  • Social, economic and environmental impacts of festivals and events
  • National, regional and local tourism and events strategies
  • Tourism and leisure planning theory
  • Cultural policy
  • Leisure, participation and community
  • Sports policy
  • Policy analysis and evaluation

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