Call for Papers


TTRA 8-10 April 2019, #TTRAEurope2019 @ Bournemouth University Department of Tourism and Hospitality Tourism  in the era of connectivity


The Travel and Tourism Research Association’s 2019 European Chapter Conference will be hosted by Bournemouth University Department of Tourism and Hospitality in Bournemouth Monday 8th to Wednesday 10th April 2019. This is a three-day conference that will include a doctoral colloquium day and industry best practice thread. The theme of the conference is Tourism in the era of connectivity and will cover a broad range of themes to ensure that we are inclusive of the widest range of tourism research.

People to people connectivity is an essential aspect of tourism; bringing people from all aspects of life together to meet, share moments and explore cultures, resources and experiences. Connectivity brings us together through shared routes, accessibility, communication, and experiences in different environments and destinations. Increasingly, global society is becoming more connected, facilitating opportunities for exchange and interaction, bringing both opportunities and challenges. Tourism is changing dramatically in the era of connectivity. Advanced technology enables users to amalgamate information and big data from various sources on their mobile devices, personalise their profile through applications and social networks, as well as interact dynamically with their surroundings and context. Tourism professionals increasingly use technologies and networking to bring different stakeholders together to co-create value for all. The conference will connect the different concepts of connectivity, personalisation, tourism development and marketing towards co-creation of the tourism experience. It will explore how these experiences can support the co-creation of value for all stakeholders and address a range of components of connectivity. Examples of the conference themes include but not limited to:


Coastal Tourism Anya Chapman and Samantha Richardson
Tourism Marketing Nigel William and Bruce Braham
Economics and Planning Adam Blake and Adele Ladkin
Culture and Heritage Duncan Light and Sean Bear
Hospitality Innovations Lia Marinakou and Charalampos (Babis) Giousmpasoglou
Digital tourism Philip Alford and Daisy Fan
Sustainability and Wildlife Susanna Curtin and Viachaslau Filimonau
Gender Accessibility and Inclusion Lorraine Brown, Paola Vizcaino, Jayne Caudwell
Tourism Management Svetla Stoyanova-Bozhkova and Dimitrios Buhalis
Tourism and Philosophy Philipp Wassler and Tim Gale
Special Interest and Niche Tourism Michael O’ Regan and Philipp Wassler
Spiritual, Religious and Pilgrimage Tourism Jaeyeon Choe and Hanaa Osman
Events and Leisure Mary Beth Gouthro and Miguel Moital
Experience and co-creation Elvira Bolat and Dimitrios Buhalis
Small Business and Entrepreneurship Mike Peters and Philip Alford


Research papers and Case studies
Papers 5000 words or 1000 word extended abstract
Doctoral Research papers
Papers 5000 words or 1000 word extended abstract
Applied (industry and sector) papers
1000 words extended abstract
Student papers (including master theses)
1000 words extended abstract


Tourism Review


FEES  8-10 April 2019 TTRAEurope  Bournemouth University

Delegates Price £
Early Bird

Before Friday 1st March 2019

Full TTRA/ATHE/GTMC/ Members 320
Non TTRA/ATHE/GTMC/ Members 420
Students (includes free TTRA membership) 190
Full registration

After Friday 1st March 2019

Full TTRA/ATHE/GTMC/ Members 420
Non TTRA/ATHE/GTMC/ Members 490
Students (includes free TTRA membership) 290
Day Ticket 190



Deadline for submission: 5th January 2019

Notification for acceptance: 5th February 2019

Final submission: 1st March 2019

Conference Days 8-10 April 2019 TTRAEurope @ Bournemouth University

Progress on Information Technology in Hospitality and Tourism –

Special issue call for papers from Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology

Abstract submission deadline: 15th March, 2018

Tourism and hospitality areas have been influenced by the rapid development of information technology (IT) in the last few decades (Law, Buhalis, & Cobanoglu, 2014). The fast development of internet has tremendously revolutionized the tourism and hospitality industries (Buhalis, 2003). Using internet, Web 1.0, and then Web 2.0/social media environments have effectively connected the travelers and tourists around the world from one hand, and the tourism and hospitality businesses from other hand much more than ever before (Buhalis & Law, 2008).  The rapid development and adoption of IT in tourism and hospitality industries influenced on the behavior of consumers such as information search, purchase decision, and post-purchase behavior, as well as the suppliers marketing and management approaches (Law et al., 2014).  Because of the important role of IT on the hospitality and tourism development, several studies have reviewed this role. For instance, Law et al., (2014) has reviewed 107 published papers related to IT in hospitality and tourism journals between 2009 and 2013. Moreover, Ip et al. (2011) reviewed IT papers from 1999 to 2008 published in hospitality journals, Leung and Law (2007) papers from 1985 to 2004, and Law et al. (2009) from 2005 to 2007 in 57 hospitality and tourism journals. However, all of these review papers generally focused on the progress of IT in tourism and hospitality areas, and have not focused on specific topics. Therefore, the current special issue aims to publish a collection of a number of critical review papers on the progress of IT in tourism and hospitality (up to 10-15 years), but in different specific topics.

Submissions related to the following topics are welcome

This issue welcome review papers on different aspects of hospitality and tourism technology.  Each paper should be written as a review of literature on a particular topic. It will look at the progress of research within the topic from 30,000 feet view. It will review the previous (up to 10-15 years) and current research and reflect on future research. The purpose of this issue is to measure progress in a topic related to hospitality and tourism technology. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Progress on EWOM in hospitality and tourism
Progress on Robotics in hospitality and tourism
Progress on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in Tourism
Progress on E-Marketing in hospitality and tourism
Progress on Smart Tourism
Progress on Social Media in tourism and hospitality
Progress on In-Room Technology
Progress on restaurant technology
Progress on Co-creation in hospitality and tourism
Progress on biometrics in hospitality
Progress on e-branding in hospitality and tourism
Progress on security in hospitality and tourism
Progress on green technologies in hospitality and tourism

Dr. S. Mostafa Rasoolimanesh (Assistant Editor, Special Issue)
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Prof Rob Law
Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
Prof Dimitrios Buhalis
Head of Department Tourism and Hospitality, Faculty of Management, Bournemouth University, UK
Prof. Dr. Cihan Cobanoglu (Editor-in-chief)
University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee

Submission and Review Process
Each paper submitted to this special issue is subject to the following submission and review procedures:
•    500 to 750 words abstract should be emailed to the editors for initial review and approval. (Abstracts should be concise and to the point with appropriate references following the JHTT structured abstract)
•    If your abstract is found suitable, you will be invited to submit your full paper. Each article needs to be approximately 5000-7500 words long.
•    Two reviewers will be selected for a double-blind review process.
•    Based on the reviewers’ recommendation, the editors will decide whether the particular submission should be accepted as it is, revised and re-submitted, or rejected.

General submission guidelines for authors can also be found in below link:

Key Dates

Abstract submission deadline: 15th March, 2018

Interested authors should email their abstracts (500 to 750 words) to the editors via email at:
To contact Editors directly with questions: Dr. S. Mostafa Rasoolimanesh (;; Prof. Dr. Cihan Cobanoglu (;; Prof. Rob Law (; Prof. Dimitrios Buhalis (
Notification of abstract acceptance: 15th of April 2018
Deadline for submitting the full papers: 31st of July 2018
Revision and Final Decision: 30th of November 2018
Special issue expected publication date: Early of 2019

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