Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Research (AHTR) is the official and international scholarly research journal of
Akdeniz University Tourism Faculty.
The journal publishes high quality, refereed original research articles, both conceptual and empirical, that clearly advances the theoretical development of hospitality and tourism field.

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Call for Papers for Special Issue: Creativity and sustainability in hospitality and tourism

Guest Editor: Brendan T. Chen (
National Chin-Yi University of Technology Department of Leisure Industry Management, Taiwan
Guest Editor: Carol Y. Lu, (
Chung Yuan Christian University Department of International Business, Taiwan
The intricate issues of creativity and sustainability are ongoing problems in the hospitality and tourism field. As a result of the recent ongoing challenges facing hospitality and tourism, developing and advancing research methods are exceedingly necessary to hospitality and tourism practitioners and academics. It is especially significant to call for more focused efforts on research publication in journals that encompass more established and traditional disciplines, academia, and industry.
This special issue thus calls for papers from postgraduates, Ph.D. students, Ph.D. candidates, new assistant professors, and graduating students. As an excellent opportunity to publish more papers, this issue also provides researchers with a pathway to participate in the 8th Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Marketing and Management (AHTMM) conference, which will bring together other researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry to meet and share recent developments in their field. After the conference, there will be one month for contributors to revise their paper submissions. The guest editor of this special issue will take significant responsibility for selecting potential authors. By taking a pragmatic perspective, the guest editor welcomes all types of conceptual, empirical, and methodological research papers that focus on different creativity and sustainability themes in the hospitality and tourism domain. Some specific example topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
 Competitiveness, sustainability and corporate social responsibility;
 Social media, emerging technologies and e-tourism;
 Innovation, creativity and change management;
 Crisis management, risk management, safety and security;
 Education and training;
 Innovation and New Approaches in Sustainable Tourism Research Education;
 Global Trend in Tourism and Hospitality for its Sustainability;
 Concept and Implementation of Green Tourism;
 Innovation and creativity;
 Quality management in hospitality and tourism;
 Responsible and ethical practices in hospitality and tourism;
 Contemporary issues and trends in hospitality and tourism research;
 Critical methodologies and best practices for sustainable heritage tourism governance, policymaking and management;
 Creativity and innovation in the hospitality and tourism sector;
 Tourism, hospitality, and leisure marketing;
 Consumer behavior in tourism and hospitality settings;
 Knowledge Innovation in Hospitality Marketing and Management;
 Health, medical, spa, and wellness tourism;
 Hospitality finance;
 Hospitality and tourism product development;
 Tourism economics;
 Food tourism and food tourism marketing;
 Tourism and hospitality education;
 Human resource issues in tourism and hospitality;
 Emerging markets;
 Legal issues in tourism and hospitality;
 Technological issues in tourism and hospitality;
 Transport and travel management;
 Health and safety issues in tourism and hospitality;
 Climate change and tourism development;
 Innovation and product development in tourism and hospitality;
 Development of conceptual models;
 Methodological issues in tourism and hospitality;
 Sustainable tourism policy and planning;
 Community-based tourism;
 Pro-poor tourism;
 Tourism forecasting;
 Film tourism;
 Government intervention in tourism;
 Gambling tourism;
 Sport management/Sport marketing;
 Case studies on successful hospitality marketing programs;
 Future trends in tourism and hospitality marketing and management.
General Information for Prospective Researchers
Any information about the submission can be found at: Submission Guidelines
Submission Procedure
Researchers are invited to indicate their interest in contributing to this special issue by submitting their paper to Professor Brendan T. Chen email at
Abstract Submissions: June 1, 2018
Full Paper Submissions: July 31, 2018
Publication Date: Volume 6, Issue 2, Fall 2018
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Call for Papers

3rd Taste of City Conference 2018: Food and Place Marketing
4 - 5 October, 2018, Antalya, Turkey


Dear Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to the Taste of City: Food and Place Marketing Conference 2018 Antalya, which will be hosted by Akdeniz University Tourism Research, Development and Application Centre (TAGUM) on 4-5 October 2018. The TOC 2018 Antalya is an international peer-reviewed academic research conference with a focus on understanding the dynamics and role of food play in place marketing and branding. This unique event aims to bring together researchers, scholars and practitioners to explore the ways in which food and places are marketed in an interconnected fashion.

Publication opportunities for papers presented at the conference will be provided by Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Research (AHTR). Selected conference papers related to topics in tourism will be invited for the peer-review process of AHTR Journal to be included in a special issue. 

For further details;

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