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Anna Earl & C. Michael Hall (2023) Nostalgia and tourism, Journal of Heritage Tourism, 18:3, 307-317, DOI: 10.1080/1743873X.2023.2192875

Nostalgia and tourism

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Author: Earl, Anna1; Hall, C. Michael1,2,3,4,5,6
Organizations: 1Department of Management, Marketing, and Tourism, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
2The College of Hotel & Tourism Management, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea
3Geography ResearchUnit, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
4School of Business and Economics, Linneaus University, Kalmar, Sweden
5Department of Service Management and Service Studies, Lund University, Helsingborg, Sweden
6CRiC, Taylor’sUniversity, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Version: published version
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Language: English
Published: Informa, 2023
Publish Date: 2023-08-24


For most of the past 300 years, the concept of nostalgia has been regarded as a medical condition. However, since the 1980s, it has become heavily associated with the ‘heritage industry’ and the creation of consumer experiences, especially in a tourism and leisure context. This special issue on nostalgia and tourism aims to encourage and advance the scholarly conversation about the relationship between nostalgia and contemporary heritage tourism. The collection of articles in this special issue provides theoretical, conceptual and empirical research on nostalgia and heritage tourism in different contexts. Hence, this editorial addresses the historical development of the term ‘nostalgia’ and examines the key themes in research on nostalgia and heritage tourism.

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Series: Journal of heritage tourism
ISSN: 1743-873X
ISSN-E: 1747-6631
ISSN-L: 1743-873X
Volume: 18
Issue: 3
Pages: 307 - 317
DOI: 10.1080/1743873X.2023.2192875
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 519 Social and economic geography
Copyright information: © 2023 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis GroupThis is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (, which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided theoriginal work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way. The terms on which this article has been publishedallow the posting of the Accepted Manuscript in a repository by the author(s) or with their consent.