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A tourism research agenda for Uzbekistan

  • Uzbekistan is an emerging tourism destination that has experienced a strong increase in tourists since 2017. However, little research on tourism development in Uzbekistan exists to date. This study therefore analyzes possible research topics and proposes a tourism research agenda for Uzbekistan. A mix of methods was used consisting of participant observation, semi-structured qualitative expert interviews and qualitative content anal- ysis. The results revealed a variety of research deficits in different areas, which could be synthesized into a total of ten research fields, which were clustered into three overarching areas, namely market research, management, and culture & environment. The subordi- nate research fields identified are Demand, Statistics, Potentials, Governance, Products, Infrastructure & Development, Marketing, Heritage & Nation-building, Sustainability as well as Peace & Conflict Prevention. A strategic research plan based on this tourism research agenda could help to foster a purposeful scientific debate. Tourism research in these fields has both the potential to investigate and compare theoretical issues in an unique context and to produce applied research results that can make a relevant contri- bution to tourism development in Uzbekistan.

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Author:Florian J. EitzenbergerORCiD, Tatjana ThimmORCiDGND
Parent Title (English):Journal of qualitative research in tourism
Publisher:Edward Elgar Publishing
Place of publication:Cheltenham
Document Type:Article
Year of Publication:2022
Release Date:2023/01/12
Tag:Tourism; Uzbekistan; Destination; Tourism Development; Emerging Markets
First Page:51
Last Page:64
Institutes:Fakult├Ąt Wirtschafts-, Kultur- und Rechtswissenschaften
Relevance:Peer reviewed nach anderen Listungen (mit Nachweis zum Peer Review Verfahren)
Open Access?:Nein