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Autonomous vehicles and the future of urban tourism

Cohen, S.A. and Hopkins, D. (2019) Autonomous vehicles and the future of urban tourism Annals of Tourism Research, 74c. pp. 33-42.

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Connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) have the potential to disrupt all industries tied to transport, including tourism. This conceptual paper breaks new ground by providing an indepth imaginings approach to the potential future far-reaching implications of CAVs for urban tourism. Set against key debates in urban studies and urban tourism, we discuss the enchantments and apprehensions surrounding CAVs and how they may impact cities in terms of tourism transport mode use, spatial changes, tourism employment and the night-time visitor economy, leading to new socio-economic opportunities and a range of threats and inequities. We provide a concluding agenda that sets the foundation for a new research sub-field on CAVs and tourism, of relevance to urban planners, policymakers and the tourism industry.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
Hopkins, D.
Date : January 2019
DOI : 10.1016/j.annals.2018.10.009
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2018 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (
Uncontrolled Keywords : Connected and autonomous vehicles; Imaginings; Urban tourism; Shared mobility; Autonomous taxis; Urban night
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Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 30 Oct 2018 08:37
Last Modified : 02 Nov 2020 02:08

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