CfP: Tourism and Religion

Religion shapes societies. It can bring people together, but it could also divide. It can give a sense of community, but it can also lead to conflict. Religion is a topic of continuous debate from many perspectives.

Religion moves people, both in an abstract way, as well as in a physical way. Delphi, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Mecca, Rome, Santiago de Compostela, Stonehenge are only some examples of famous places, visited by millions of people due to their special connection with various religions and beliefs. The visitors are not always religiously connected with those places.

The 9.1 issue of the Journal of Tourism Challenges and Trends proposes an interdisciplinary investigation of the complex connections between tourism and religion. Many topics could be approached, such as:

  • the evolution of pilgrimage tourism;
  • the drivers of pilgrimage tourism;
  • the impact of tourists on the host communities at religious sites;
  • managing specific needs of religious tourists;
  • the impact of religion on tourism consumption; etc.

Nevertheless, the discussions remain open and are not limited by the previous suggestions.

The researchers interested in the topic are invited to submit their proposals by  May 15, 2016 at Please follow the instructions for authors available here.

Responsible Travel Statistics

The December issue of the Journal of Tourism Challenges and Trends investigates the complex relationships between tourism and responsibility. A recent report proves that a holistic approach emerges in most destinations.
See the report of the Center for Responsible Travel here.

ToC: Cruise tourism

JTCT, vol.8, no.1

Cruise tourism

Framing Cruise Tourism
Alexandra ZBUCHEA

Current diversity of cruise tourism
Adrian NEDELCU, Gerda POPESCU, and Adrian CIOACĂ

Demonstrational Analysis on Consumers’ Consciousness of Cruise Culture
ZengFei REN, PengJu LI

Analysis of the cruise industry in the Arabian Gulf: the emergence of a new destination
Magdalena KAROLAK

Cruise tourism: opportunity for Romania according to the Danube Strategy
Mirela MAZILU, Wolfgang LIMBERT, and Sabina Roxana MITROI

CfP: Tourism and Responsibility

JTCT CFP Tourism & Responsibility

Toc: Tourism in the Mediterranean Countries and in the Middle East

Guest editors for the 7.2 issue of the Journal of Tourism Challenges and Trends are:

– Jeffrey Kantor, Ariel University, Israel
– Nedra Bahri-Ammari, IHEC of Cartage, Tunisia

JTCT 7-2

CfP: Cruise Tourism

Cruise tourismThe cruise industry is continuously developing, both in terms of expenditures and number of tourists. It also has a significant impact on other economic sectors. For instance, just in Europe, the direct economic impact of the European Cruise Sector was in 2013 of more than 15,000 Million euros.

Considering the evolutions in the last years, the growth potential is also significant. This trend is enhanced by the fact that the cruise product itself is diversified and it could be further developed. Other factors leading to its development are new destinations, new ship design concepts or new themes – to mention just a few.

The Journal of Tourism Challenges and Trends invites practitioners and academics to investigate the current evolutions in the cruise industry.


Final submission: 1st of March 2015
Notification of authors: 15th of April 2015
Publishing date: June 2015

Tourism in the Mediterranean and the Middle East

Journal of Tourism Challenges and Trends invites academics and practitioners to submit their most recent research on the complex evolutions of tourism, in connection with the political, economic, social and cultural factors, in the Mediterranean region and the Middle East.

Guest-editors of this special issue are
– Dr. Jeffrey Kantor, Ariel University, Israel
– Nedra Bahri-Ammari, IHEC of Cartage, Tunisia

Deadline for paper submission: 1 Sept. 2014

JTCT is offering an overview of the theories and practices in the tourism industry. The contributions of researchers around the world have been recognized by its inclusion in prestigious international academic databases among which CEEOL, Index Copernicus, EBSCO, ProQuest and others.