Health-related crises in tourism destination management: A systematic review

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Over the past two decades, the tourism industry has witnessed a range of health-related crises, with the recent outbreak of COVID-19 bringing the industry to a standstill. This systematic literature review serves to understand previous health crises, impacts, and consequences in the tourism industry and identify the current status, intellectual structure, and trends in this research field. A bibliometric analysis using VOSviewer and Gephi was performed over 63 journal articles from 2003 to 2021 indexed in Scopus. Results reveal a research focus shift towards sustainable tourism development. Moreover, the status quo indicates a need for closer research collaboration across continents and more interdisciplinary research in health science and tourism to better understand the broad impacts of pandemic outbreaks and generate new insights into this complex issue.

Original languageEnglish
Article number13738
Pages (from-to)1-28
Number of pages28
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2021


  • Bibliometric analysis
  • Crisis management
  • Health crises
  • Network theory
  • Tourism destination
  • VOSviewer


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