TURISMO E ACESSIBILIDADE: UM ESTUDO BIBLIOMÉTRICO
This research is developed from research fulfilled in congruence with the development of the Master's dissertation in Tourism and Hospitality. It aims to assess the scientific production in Brazil on Tourism and Accessibility, and if it has become recurrent in recent years. This theme is based on the consideration of the plurality of human physical forms. Therefore, it is applied a bibliometric study on the Catalog of Theses and Dissertations of the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (Capes) and in the annals of two of the main scientific events of Tourism in the country: Seminar of the National Association of Research and Graduate Studies in Tourism (Anptur), and Seminar of Research in Tourism of the Mercosur (Semintur). For the selection of papers, it is searched for binomials considered similar: ‘accessibility’; 'disabled people'; 'reduced mobility'; and ‘inclusive tourism’, considering relevant variations. From this, it is analyzed the predominance of terms in the titles, years of publication, recurrence of keywords, more productive authors, and referring educational institutions. Although there has been a greater recurrence in recent years, this research points out that, over time, a gradual increase in research, with attention to accessibility in tourism, has not been consolidated. In the researches, amid multiple approaches, the theme is associated with issues of hospitality and social inclusion, applied to different regions of the country. Thus, it is considered an emerging theme, which has been increasingly studied, especially since 2005, but which is still little explored, both for papers presented in events and Master's and Doctorate researches .