New issue announcement


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.

change of the editorial policy

Starting with 2013 the Journal of Tourism Challenges and Trends charges a publication fee of 60 EUR / 75 USD. Authors are invited to submit articles and the reviewing process is free of charge. If an article is accepted for publication, the final version of the paper will enter the respective issue only if the authors provide the mentioned fee one month prior to the publication date (i.e. June or December). Additional copies of the journal could be obtained with a 50% discount from the price of an issue.

The Journal of Tourism Challenges and Trends is increasingly more accessible since it is indexed in major academic data-bases, such as CEEOL, Ebsco, ProQuest and others. All the fees asked are important to increase the high quality of the publication and to keep publishing the printed edition.

JTCT indexed in ProQuest

ProQuestThe Journal of Tourism Challenges and Trends joined ProQuest. The articles are going to be available soon on this prestigious platform.

JTCT offers free content

Celebrating 5 years of existence, the Journal of Tourism Challenges and Trends offers to its readers and contributors free access to some of its past volumes:
JTCT 2008 Vol 1-2
Mountain Tourism JTCT 2009 Vol 2-1
Event Tourism JTCT 2009 Vol 2-2

Individuals who subscribe to the journal in 2013 or who order the issues published in 2012 will benefit from additional free content.
Topics approached in 2012: Sport Tourism and Cultural Tourism.
Topics proposed for 2013: Innovation in Tourism and New Trends in the Anthropology of Tourism.


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