>> Call for Papers: Gastronomy and Tourism
 
Guest Editor: Bahattin Özdemir (bahattin@akdeniz.edu.tr)
Gastronomy and Culinary Arts, Akdeniz University, Turkey
 
This special issue is dedicated to the associations between gastronomy and tourism. Along with the research areas of food science including food chemistry, food technology, and food microbiology, and nutrition science, gastronomy is increasingly attracting scholars’ attention and has become one of the latest academic fields which explores human food production and consumption. As a result of ongoing developments, gastronomy emerged as a distinct field of research through specifically focusing on the enjoyment of gastronomic experiences that come into existence around the commercial meal whether it takes place in restaurant settings or during tourism experiences. Therefore, the associations between gastronomy and tourism is especially significant in understanding the components of gastronomic experiences and their roles in overall tourist experience. While tourism presents a special context for gastronomy (especially the local cultural background where the local food is produced and consumed), gastronomic experiences are important to add value to total tourist experience (Quan & Wang, 2004) and become a means to explain tourist behaviours (Kivela & Crotts, 2006) including motivations, destination choices and visitation patterns. However, more focused studies are needed for a better understanding of those interactions.   
 
This special issue thus calls for papers from scholars who are interested in making contributions into the academic growth of gastronomy through providing new insights about the associations between gastronomy and tourism. AHTR intends to provide an academic platform for discussions on the latest developments and issues on explaining how gastronomy and tourism are interdependent and interactive. The guest editor of this special issue will take significant responsibility for selecting potential papers. To promote a holistic view, the guest editor welcomes both conceptual and empirical type of papers that focus on themes in the gastronomy and tourism domain. Some specific topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
 Gastronomy tourism;
 Sustainability in gastronomy tourism;
 Food culture;
 Gastronomy and authenticity;
 Gastronomic identity of tourist destinations;
 Gastronomy as a tourist product;
 Gastronomy in image, attractiveness, branding, marketing, and strategic management of destinations;
 Gastronomy and tourist behaviour;
 Gastronomy and tourist experiences;
 Supply chains of gastronomy tourism;
 Innovation and creativity in gastronomy;
 Management of enterprises of the gastronomy;
 Contemporary issues and trends in the interaction of gastronomy and tourism research;
 Educational programmes of culinary institutions;
 Human resource issues in food and beverage management;
 Health and safety issues in gastronomy tourism;
 Climate change and gastronomy;
 Development of conceptual models to understand the interaction of gastronomy and tourism;
 Hospitality and tourism product development;
 Tourism economics;
 Methodological issues in tourism and gastronomy;
 Case studies on successful gastronomy destinations;
 Future trends in tourism and gastronomy fields.
 
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 using “Notes to Editor” section while submitting their paper to journal portal at http://dergipark.gov.tr/ahtr
 
Important Dates
Deadline for Full Paper Submissions: May 31, 2019
Publication Date: Fall 2019
 
 
>> A special issue will be published in 2019 including the selected papers from;
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;
 
 
 
 
>> A special issue will be published in 2018 including the selected papers from;
8th Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Marketing and Management (AHTMM) Conference
25 - 29 June, 2018, Bangkok, Thailand
 
Guest Editor: Brendan T. Chen (brendan@ncut.edu.tw)
National Chin-Yi University of Technology Department of Leisure Industry Management, Taiwan
 
Guest Editor: Carol Y. Lu, (carol@cycu.edu.tw)
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:
 
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 brendan@ncut.edu.tw
 
Deadlines
Abstract Submissions: June 1, 2018
Full Paper Submissions: July 31, 2018
Publication Date: Volume 6, Issue 2, Fall 2018