IPTRN members are actively involved in cutting-edge research on polar tourism. Below are a selection of publications written by IPTRN members.
Seven conferences have already been held, usually involving community workshops where participants’ insights are brought to bear on local tourism issues. Each conference has an academic publication associated with it. The first seven conferences and associated publications are:
2022: 7th IPTRN conference and community tour - Ushuaia, Argentina
Publication: An edited volume is being developed.
2018: 6th IPTRN conference and community tour - Whitehorse/Dawson City, Canada
Publication: Special Issue of Journal of Tourism Futures
2016: 5th IPTRN conference and community workshop - Akureyri/Raufarhöfn, Iceland
Publication: Special Issue of Resources
2014: 4th IPTRN conference – Christchurch/Akaroa, New Zealand
Publication: Special Issue of The Polar Journal
2012: 3rd IPTRN conference and community workshop - Nain, Canada
Publication: From Talk to Action: How Tourism is Changing the Polar Regions
2010: 2nd IPTRN conference - Abisko, Sweden
Publication: New Issues in Polar Tourism
2008: 1st IPTRN conference and community workshop - Montreal/Kangiqsujuaq, Canada
Publication: Polar Tourism: A Tool for Regional Development
There are a number of other publications on polar tourism listed below. These papers are direct collaborations of members of the IPTRN.
Stewart, E. J., Liggett, D., & Dawson, J. (2017). The evolution of polar tourism scholarship: research themes, networks and agendas. Polar Geography, 40(1), 59-84.
de la Barre, S., Maher, P., Dawson, J., Hillmer-Pegram, K., Huijbens, E., Lamers, M., Liggett, D., Muller, D., Pashkevich, A., & Stewart, E. (2016). Tourism and Arctic Observation Systems: exploring the relationships. Polar Research, 35(1), 24980.
Maher, P.T., Gelter, H., Hillmer-Pegram, K., Hovgaard, G., Hull, J., Jóhannesson, G.T., Karlsdóttir , A., Rantala, O., & Pashkevich, A. (2014). Arctic Tourism: Realities and Possibilities. 2014 Arctic Yearbook, 290-306.