2020 – Developing Lifestyle Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Destinations. Call for Papers.
Lifestyle entrepreneurs represent a large part of tourism enterprises, contribute to the sustainability of destinations, and play an essential role in local development. These contributions result from the strong local association that these entrepreneurs have. On the one hand, they are interested in preserving the local way of life, traditions, knowledge, and the natural environment in which they operate. On the other hand, it is this local knowledge that ultimately represents the basis of these companies’ competitiveness as it is unique and difficult to imitate. In terms of representativeness, local development, and sustainability, research focused on lifestyle entrepreneurs has an important and direct contribution to the achievement of the UN’s sustainable development objectives – namely, no poverty, decent work and economic growth, reduced inequality, and life on land.