The objective of the Encyclopédie scientifique et technique du tourisme et des loisirs (Scientific and Technical Encyclopaedia of Leisure and Tourism) is to produce a scientific summary of knowledge and issues related to tourism and to mobility systems.
The goals are to clarify how the field is approached by specialists in different disciplines, to encourage debate and work towards a body of shared concepts and ideas.
The target users are scientists (to promote mutual knowledge across disciplines and create a scientific corpus of multidisciplinary concepts/ideas), professionals (with a view to disseminating scientific research) and students (as an educational tool for sharing knowledge on tourism and on the means by which this knowledge is produced in the different disciplines).
This online pulication takes several formats (shorter texts in the form of conceptual articles, or longer more encyclopaedic versions reviewing a key topic in the field). The topics addressed include concepts, paradigms, themes, categories, places, regions, authors, actors and personalities.
An editorial committee coordinates the project (identification of the required words, relations with authors, submission to the scientific committee and online publication), and approves the proposals (words/author(s)).
The editorial committee calls upon GIS members to contribute on topics related to their work and their areas of specialisation. GIS members are the primary but not the exclusive authors. Interested GIS research lecturers can propose articles to the editorial committee. The editorial committee may call upon authors on specific issues where expertise is not available within the GIS. A specifications schedule defines the formats.
Air transport and airline models
Airbnb (geography of)
Anthropology of tourism
Balance of payments
Coastal law (Loi Littoral)
Conservatoire du Littoral (Coastal Conservancy)
Côte d’Azur (French Riviera)
Deauville (history of)
Destination revenue management
Domestic tourism, internal tourism
Duchess of Berry
Financial guarantee (for travel agents)
France, regional approach
French overseas territories
Health of tourists, health of destinations
Leisure and free time
Low cost airlines
Major international sporting events (MISE)
Monaco (Principality of)
Mountain law (Loi Montagne)
Package travel or organised travel
Regional Natural Park
Retirement, retired seniors, the elderly
Rosalie, Cuistax or Billenkar (buttocks cart)
Sender and receiver
Statistics (on tourism)
Stopover town (French Ville-étape)
Summer Camps (Colonies de Vacances)
Touring Club de France
Tourism carrying capacity
Tourism product, service
Tourism Satellite Account
Tourist city or village
Tourist function rate
Typology of tourisms
World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)