The quest for sustainability in lower orbit: Conceptual models for space tourism

Paladini, Stefania and Saha, Krishnendu (2023) The quest for sustainability in lower orbit: Conceptual models for space tourism. International Journal of Tourism Research. ISSN 1522-1970

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Few doubt that the 21st century will see space tourism departing from the realms of (science) fiction to become an increasingly accessible reality. While there is an ongoing debate about the commercial viability of space tourism and its ethical justifications, a solid framework is still missing. Starting by critically analysing existing constructs of sustainable tourism, this article fills the gap, offering a conceptual model for discussion. It also demonstrates why any framework aimed at making space tourism sustainable must include technology as both its enabling factor and key to the solution.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number:
10 December 2022Accepted
11 January 2023Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: industry 4.0, space, space tourism, sustainability, technology
Subjects: CAH00 - multidisciplinary > CAH00-00 - multidisciplinary > CAH00-00-00 - multidisciplinary
CAH17 - business and management > CAH17-01 - business and management > CAH17-01-06 - tourism, transport and travel
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > Birmingham City Business School > Centre for Applied Finance and Economics
Depositing User: Stefania Paladini
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2023 11:06
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2023 11:06

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