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 submission@journaltct.ro. Please follow the instructions for authors available here.

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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

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

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.

 

Simão Pedro Ravara de Oliveira has joined the editorial board of the Journal of Tourism Challenges and Trends

ImageSimão Oliveira is Bachelor in Management and Planning in Tourism (University of Aveiro – Portugal), Master in Management and Development in Tourism (University of Aveiro – Portugal), holds an Advanced Studies Degree in Business Management and International Commerce, by the University of Extremadura (Spain), where is finalizing his PhD about wine tourism routes.

Teaching at full time, in the Portuguese higher education system since 2004/2005, he is Assistant Professor at the School of Tourism and Maritime Technology of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (Portugal), in the fields of food and wine tourism, hospitality, tourism and economics. Associated Member of GITUR – Tourism Research Group, he is also the Director of the Technological Specialization course in Management in Tourism Recreation.

As researcher, has focused his efforts in the food and wine tourism field, with several publications in portuguese, spanish and english in scientific journals and conference proceedings. In what regards to oral presentations, attended at conferences in countries like Portugal, Spain, Uruguay, Italy, Malaysia among others. Also, coordinated an I&D project about Food Tourism.

Simão Oliveira is Executive Editor of the scientific journal European Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation (Portugal); and member of the Editorial Committee and referee of journals from Argentina, India and UK.

JTCT in figures

JTCT in figures 2014