Antecedents in the investigation on military tourism

  • José Manuel Hernández Mogollón Universidad de Extremadura
  • Carlos Costa Universidad de Aveiro
  • Elide Di-Clemente Universidad de Extremadura
Keywords: Military Tourism, Militarism, Battlefield Tourism, Livinghistory, Reenactment


The tourist activity has traditionally used military resources as attractors of tourists’ flows. The military world offers many elements that can contribute to define new tourist destinations-products, such as museums, military constructions, discoveries, weapons, means of transport, palaces or fortresses, military historical recreations, tours of battlefields. However, this research identifies the problem that all these elements have not been managed as components of a specific destination typology, capable of attracting defined segments. Thus, it seems necessary to address this phenomenon jointly, from what has recently been called Military Tourism.      
It is required to define a general framework for this subject before carrying out more complex researches. Military tourism is a reality that requires academics to make an effort to limit its concept and theoretical background, and to define the research lines that the international scientific community has approached so far. The purpose of this work is to outline the theoretical framework of Military Tourism and to identify the main research lines through the analysis of the scientific literature in this field of knowledge.

Author Biographies

José Manuel Hernández Mogollón, Universidad de Extremadura

Universidad de Extremadura

Carlos Costa, Universidad de Aveiro

Universidad de Aveiro

Elide Di-Clemente, Universidad de Extremadura

Universidad de Extremadura


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How to Cite
Hernández Mogollón, J. M., Costa, C., & Di-Clemente, E. (2019, September 30). Antecedents in the investigation on military tourism. Journal of Tourism and Heritage Research, 2(3), 611-624. Retrieved from