Welcome to Futouristic!

Futurouristic is the official journal of the Institute of Tourism Studies (Malta). The aim of this publication is to promote academic research and innovation at ITS not just with the partners and stakeholders in the tourism industry but also society at large. Therefore, ITS fulfils its mission to be at the forefront of this vital industry with its contribution that goes beyond the training of the workforce.


View the Futouristic Inaugural issue here. 


Futouristic is free of charge and is distributed to all stakeholders in the Maltese travel, tourism, hospitality and higher education sectors.
The views expressed in Futouristic do not reflect the views of the Board of Governors or of the Management or the Editorial Board of the Institute of the Tourism Studies but only that of the individual authors.

This publication is governed by the Creative Commons Licence 4.0 BY-NC-ND. Anyone can share this publication in any medium, reproduce and re-use the content with the following conditions: full attribution to Futouristic and the individual authors; content is reproduced as is without any re-mixing or modification; and such re-use does not lead to financial gains.

The Institute of Tourism Studies shall have no liability for errors, omission or inadequacies in the information contained herein or for interpretations thereof.

Submission for publication are welcome. The Editorial Policy and the House Style are available on request.


Editorial Board

Prof Glen Farrugia (chair)
Ms Ruth Azzopardi
Mr Andrew Debattista
Mr Martin Debattista
Ms Annalise Farrugia Schembri
Dr Joseph George Mallia
Dr Alfred Mifsud
Ms Stephanie Mifsud
Mr David Pace
Mr Stephan Tabone
Mr Jean Pierre Grech (secretary)


Executive Team

Executive Editor: Martin Debattista
Scientific Research Lead: David Pace
Proof-reading: Stephanie Mifsud
Sales and Marketing: Natasha Brown


Contact Information - Editorial

The Futouristic Editorial Board
Academic Research and Publications Board

Tel: +356 23793100
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Contact Information – Sales and Marketing

Ms Natasha Brown
Tel: +356 2379 3100 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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