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Towards Sustainable Tourism Management: Well-Being and Happiness for Memorable Tourism Experiences

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Tourism, Culture, and Heritage".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 221

Special Issue Editor

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Guest Editor
1. School of Community Resources and Development, Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions, Arizona State University, 411 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
2. The Hainan University-Arizona State University Joint International Tourism College, Hainan University, Haikou 570004, China
Interests: customer experience; consumer behavior; memorable experiences; sustainable tourism

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Because of their significance in promoting consumer behaviors, research on memorable experiences has rapidly increased in the last decade. However, there are several research gaps identified in the extant memorable experience literature. For example, previous studies have (1) primarily focused on the encoding stage of memorable process, (2) been preoccupied with positively memorable experiences, (3) skewed toward memorable tourism experiences while documenting less studies in the hospitality business context, and (4) lacked theoretical models to elucidate the effect of particular tourism and hospitality experiential factors on strong memory and to explain the mechanism of how memorable tourism and hospitality experiences affect future behavior. Thus, this Special Issue aims to redress this imbalance identified in the extant literature.

This Special Issue welcomes theoretical, empirical, experimental, and case study research contributions. These contributions should clearly address the theoretical and practical implications of the research. Both conceptual and empirical papers addressing memorable experiences in the tourism and hospitality industry are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following topics:

  • Memorable experiences in different stages of the memory process;
  • Negative memorable experiences;
  • Memorable experience studies in the hospitality industry;
  • Digitized and innovative business environments and their impacts on memorable experiences;
  • Innovative research approaches and methods for studying memorable experiences;
  • Theory-based research on memorable experiences;
  • COVID-19 and memorable experiences;
  • Memorable experiences and well-being and happiness;
  • Any other topic at the intersection of memorable experiences and tourism and hospitality business development.

I look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Jonghyeong Kim
Guest Editor

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • memorable experiences
  • memory
  • memory retrieval
  • unforgettable experiences
  • reminiscence
  • nostalgia
  • memorability

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