2. Tourism Work and Workers – New Directions in Research

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This session aims at exploring the processes and mechanisms fashioning todays' tourism labour markets, the work itself and the (working) lives of employees. We welcome conceptual, empirical and methodological papers touching upon topics such as:

  • Tourism labour markets in rural and urban contexts
  • Workers' mobility strategies and career paths
  • Knowledgeable tourism workers
  • Knowledge transfer and innovation
  • Images and imaginations of workers
  • Recruitment and retention strategies
  • Tourism and hospitality workers' everyday geographies
  • Intersectional analysis of the tourism/hospitality workplace
  • Divisions of labour in tourism and hospitality
  • Sexual harassment in the tourism and hospitality workplace
  • Workers' health and healthy working environments
  • The politics of work in tourism and hospitality

Kristina Zampoukos