Analysing Research Trends in the Indian Hospitality and Tourism Sector: A Bibliometric Analysis for the Period 2000-21
Keywords:Bibliometric Analysis, Hospitality, Tourism, Articles, Trends, Citations
The purpose of the study was to have an overview of the popular themes studied by Indian researchers from 2000 to 2021. The paper helped to identify the trends and development in the research area in the context of the Indian hospitality and tourism sector. The study selected 1821 research papers of Indian origin from the Scopus database published in 22 years (2000-2021). The selected publications were analysed using different bibliometric methods of analysis using biblioshiny and VOS viewer within the scope of several parameters. The entire period was divided into three distinct timeframes to study the research trends during that time frame. The maximum number of articles have been published in recent years, i.e., 2020, while the minimum number of article publications was observed in 2001. 1241 citations were received in 2019 and received only 110 citations were seen in 2005. "Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes" and "International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management" have been reported to be the most productive journals. At the same time, 'Singh S.' is the most effective author with a maximum number of articles, while 'Jauhari V' has the most citations for the work. Sustainability and Conservation are the themes of common interest irrespective of timeframe, while the role of social media, covid 19, are recent trending topics for researchers. Despite contributing significantly to the hospitality and tourism literature in the Indian context, the study has a few limitations. The present study did not include publications other than articles like conference proceedings, book chapters, dissertations, etc. Selection of tools used and the keywords chosen for the study also limit the outcome. The findings of the analysis are helpful in better understanding the direction of research themes in the hotel and tourism sector. Evaluation of prominent authors and their work helps to focus on the trending themes in the sector among researchers. Additionally, it aids future researchers in determining the trends in the hospitality and tourism sector. To the best of the author’s knowledge, the sample used for this study was the most extensive group of publications published in India’s hospitality and tourism sector. By outlining the current research orientations and trends in hospitality and tourism, this study significantly contributes to the existing literature.
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