Analysing Research Trends in the Indian Hospitality and Tourism Sector: A Bibliometric Analysis for the Period 2000-2021

Authors

  • Ashish Dahiya Institute of Hotel & Tourism Management, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak.
  • Anoop Kumar Institute of Hotel & Tourism Management, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak.
  • Shelly Duggal Amity School of Hospitality, Amity University, Noida.
  • Pankaj Kumar Singh Institute of Hotel Management, Rohtak.
  • Himanshi Dhoundiyal Institute of Hotel & Tourism Management, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak.

Keywords:

Bibliometric Analysis, Hospitality, Tourism, Articles, Trends, Citations

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to have a better clarification of the popular themes studied by Indian researchers during the period 2000 to 2021. The paper helped in identifying the trends and development in research area in context to Indian Hospitality and tourism sector. The study selected a total of 1821 research papers of Indian origin from the scopus database during a span of 22 years (2000-2021). The selected publications were analyzed using different bibliometric methods of analysis using biblioshiny and VOS viewer within the scope of several parameters. The complete time period was divided into three distinct timeframes to study the research trends during the period. The maximum number of articles published in recent years, i.e. 2020, while minimum article publications in 2001. 1241 citations received in 2019 while only 110 citations received in 2005. “Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes” and “International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management” were found to be the most productive journals. While ‘Singh S.’ is the most productive authors with a maximum number of articles, while 'Jauhari V' has the most number of citations for his 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. The study does contain certain limitations despite contributing significantly to the Hospitality and tourism literature in Indian context. The present study did not included publications other than articles like conferences proceedings, book chapters and dissertations etc. Selection of tools used and the keywords chosen for the study also limit the outcome. The findings of the analysis is helpful in better understanding the direction of research themes in the hotel and tourism industries. Evaluation of prominent authors and their work again helps on focusing the trending themes in the sector among researchers. Furthermore it helps future researchers in identifying key issues in the field of hospitality and tourism. The sample for this study, to the best of the authors' knowledge, was the most comprehensive collection of articles published in India's hospitality and tourism industries. This study adds substantially to the existing literature by highlighting current research orientations and trends in hospitality and tourism.

Author Biographies

Ashish Dahiya, Institute of Hotel & Tourism Management, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak.

Professor, Institute of Hotel & Tourism Management (IHTM), Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU), Rohtak, Haryana, India.

Anoop Kumar, Institute of Hotel & Tourism Management, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak.

Assistant Professor, Institute of Hotel & Tourism Management (IHTM), Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU), Rohtak, Haryana, India.

Shelly Duggal, Amity School of Hospitality, Amity University, Noida.

Assistant Professor, Amity School of Hospitality, Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Pankaj Kumar Singh, Institute of Hotel Management, Rohtak.

Institute of Hotel Management, Rohtak, Haryana, India.

Himanshi Dhoundiyal, Institute of Hotel & Tourism Management, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak.

Institute of Hotel & Tourism Management (IHTM), Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU), Rohtak, Haryana, India.

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Published

2022-08-02

How to Cite

Dahiya, A., Kumar, A., Duggal, S., Kumar Singh, P., & Dhoundiyal, H. (2022). Analysing Research Trends in the Indian Hospitality and Tourism Sector: A Bibliometric Analysis for the Period 2000-2021. Atna Journal of Tourism Studies, 17(2). Retrieved from https://journals.christuniversity.in/index.php/atna/article/view/3247