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.


CfP: Tourism in the Mediterranean and the Middle East


Tourism in the Mediterranean and the Black Seas: DDL: March 31, 2014

The next two issues of the Journal of Tourism Challenges and Trends are investigating the latest evolutions of tourism in the Mediterranean region and the neighboring regions: tourism in the Mediterranean and the Black Seas (vol.7.1) and tourism in the Mediterranean and the Middle East (vol.7.2).

The main research question addressed in vol. 7.1 is how the evolutions of the social, political, cultural and economic climates in the countries around the Mediterranean Sea have influenced tourism. Noting that the changes in tourism in the specified region redirected the tourists towards the Black Sea, and considering the complex relationships between the two area, this issue of the journal also looks into the latest developments of tourism around the Marmara and Black Seas.

The guest editor for the following issue is Prof.dr. Simão Pedro Ravara de Oliveira (director of CET em Gestão de Animação Turística, School of Tourism and Maritime Technology, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal)

CfP: Tourism in the Mediterranean


CFP: Anthropology of Tourism


CFP: New Trends in the Anthropology of Tourism (DDL: July 1, 2013)

The next issue of the Journal of Tourism Challenges and Trends explores the new trends in the anthropology of tourism.

Guest Editor: Dr. Tamás Régi, Associate Professor, Tourism Department, Kodolányi János University of Applied Sciences, Hungary

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One can no longer question that tourism is not an unconnected social phenomenon but an integral part of many people’s life experience. It is probably pointless to ask where tourism starts and where it ends as many people engage in different type (virtual, bodily, imaginative, etc.) of tourism in almost every day. Categories such as hosts-guests; local-traveller often cannot give constructive frame any more for understanding people’s mobile experiences. Anthropologists were among the first who started to understand this process and anthropology is still among the most powerful method and methodology to understand tourism and tourists.

However, as sociologists, geographers, philosophers, historians and scholars from various other disciplines chose tourism as their subject of study, the clear disciplinary borders long seem to be diminished. The question then emerges: What distinguishes the anthropology of tourism from other tourism related disciplines? The Journal of Tourism Challenges and Trends (JTCT) calls for original papers that addresse the following questions:
– What is actually tourism anthropology? What distinguishes tourism anthropology from other tourism related disciplines?
– What is the relationship between tourism anthropology and tourism studies?
– How are current (and old) anthropological theories used in understanding the phenomenon of tourism?
– Are classical ethnographic/anthropological research methods still valid and useful ways of collecting information about tourism?
– How are the ideas of major anthropologists (Arjun Appadurai, Tim Ingold, Michael Taussig, Alfred Gell, Victor Turner, Comaroffs etc.), who did not publish directly on tourism, used in the field of tourism anthropology?
– The current formulations of classical tourism anthropological theories from Nelson Graburn, Edward Bruner, Jeremy Boissevian, Erik Cohen etc.
– How do researchers bridge the interdisciplinary concepts of tourism studies with classical anthropological thinking? How can anthropologists handle the everyday life of mobile subjects and observe the role of machines, computers, travel devices in contemporary societies?
– What are the emerging schools, fields, ideas in the current anthropology of tourism?

To explore these questions the JTCT is expecting original theoretical papers that address current issues in tourism anthropology. The JTCT also expects original case studies where the authors discuss their anthropological / ethnographic field data. There are no geographical or case studies restrictions but contributions should contain a strong theoretical interpretation.

Final submission: 1st of July 2013
Notification of authors: 1st of September 2013
Publishing date: December 2013.

CfP: Innovation in Tourism (DDL: Feb. 1, 2013)

The next issue of the Journal of Tourism Challenges and Trends is dedicated to innovation in tourism industry. The journal invites academics and professionals in tourism to send manuscripts for publication consideration until the 1st of February 2013.

Guest editor for this special issue is Prof.dr. Said M. Ladki, Prof. & Chair – School of Business, Lebanese-American University.

In the difficult times that world economies are facing, innovation is vital in order to attract clients and to be more efficient. Innovation could encompass a large arrow of forms, from technological advancement to original approaches of business and clients. Articles for the next issue of JTCT could focus on areas such as:
– trends in tourism
– creativity in tourism
– use of internet in tourism industry
– sustainable tourism products
– unique destination planning
– innovation strategies in tourism

Additional topics and approaches are welcomed. Interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged.

Deadline of submission: 1st of February 2013
Author notification: 25th of March 2013
Final acceptance of paper: 19th of May 2013