State-of-the-Art Reviews in Tourism and Hospitality

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School of Management, Swansea University, Swansea, UK
Interests: destination marketing; destination management; smart destinations; technology; accessibility; disability; sustainable development; digitization; leadership; employment; corporate responsibility; climate change; over-tourism
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Michael A Leven School of Management, Entrepreneurship and Hospitality, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, USA
Interests: business development; entrepreneurship; accounting; finance; real estate; hospitality management; information technology

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1. JLS, Emeritus Professor of Geography, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
2. Executive Director, Center for the Study of Cuban Culture and Economy, Blacksburg, VA 24060, USA
Interests: cultural branding; international marketing; iconic branding; place branding
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Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

State-of-the-art reviews are a new category of article in Tourism and Hospitality. This will only be available as a publishing option to authors who are specifically invited by our guest editor team.

Each state-of-the-art review paper is intended to identify and analyse an important emerging issue in a defined area of tourism and/or hospitality. We are particularly interested in covering multidisciplinary issues that cross the traditional divide between tourism and hospitality. The purpose of a state-of-the-art review paper is to present an authoritative and definitive overview of the present state of knowledge, as well as to identify an agenda for future research in the topic area.

Accordingly, we would like each paper to be jointly authored by three or more authors who are well known and well regarded in the field. The guest editor team are available to help in the team-building process by approaching potential co-authors.

These papers are major undertakings, and in recognition that a greater word limit will be needed to cover the ground, papers in this new category can be up to 12,000 words in length.

There will be a series of rolling deadlines for state-of-the-art review papers. The first is noted above, and others will follow at approximately 6-month intervals.

As these are invited papers, we are pleased to confirm that we will waive our usual article processing charge.

Papers must be within the scope of Tourism and Hospitality, which includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Consumer behaviour and marketing;
  • Human resource management;
  • Demand and technological forecasting;
  • Smart, virtual, and digital innovations;
  • Branding and brand management;
  • Design, planning, and development;
  • Managing environmental, economic, and social impacts;
  • Market segmentation, targeting, positioning;
  • Social responsibility, sustainability, and ethics;
  • Participatory, e-commerce, and sharing business models;
  • Operations management;
  • Training and staff development;
  • Strategic management and marketing;
  • Organisational behaviour, values, and culture;
  • Networking, partnerships, and collaboration;
  • Gender and identity;
  • Change management;
  • Product and service innovation;
  • Service, delivery, quality, and recovery;
  • Social media marketing and management;
  • Risk, safety, security, and crisis management;
  • Customer motivations, satisfaction, and intentions.

Papers should provide a narrative, state-of-the art review of current research on the chosen topic. Please avoid writing reviews that are primarily bibliometric, which tend to be of limited academic value. Please also avoid the use of the ‘systematic review’ method, as such papers tend to be too narrow in focus.

Papers can be submitted using the APA 7th edition referencing or MDPI house style, whichever is most convenient.

Please note that State-of-the-Art Review papers are by invitation only.

Prof. Dr. Brian Garrod
Dr. Leonard Jackson
Prof. Dr. Joseph L. Scarpaci
Collection Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the collection website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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. Tourism and Hospitality is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly 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 1200 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.

Keywords

  • tourism
  • hospitality
  • interdisciplinary topics
  • state-of-the-art review
  • narrative review
  • emerging issues
  • future research agenda

Published Papers (2 papers)

2024

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Article
Trade Fairs, Host Cities and Tourism Development: The Case of Thessaloniki, Greece
by Dimitris Kourkouridis, Yannis Frangopoulos and Asimenia Salepaki
Tour. Hosp. 2024, 5(2), 333-353; https://doi.org/10.3390/tourhosp5020022 - 12 Apr 2024
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Abstract
The literature has mainly focused on the significant business opportunities that companies obtain from their participation in trade fairs while less interest has been given to their impacts on the host regions. However, trade fairs are events with complex socio-spatial dimensions and an [...] Read more.
The literature has mainly focused on the significant business opportunities that companies obtain from their participation in trade fairs while less interest has been given to their impacts on the host regions. However, trade fairs are events with complex socio-spatial dimensions and an important scope of urban governance that need further analysis. The purpose of this article is to investigate the attitudes, opinions and representations of the exhibitors and visitors of the trade fairs in Thessaloniki, regarding the trade fair itself and its efficiency, the city of Thessaloniki as a destination, as well as the relationship between trade fairs and the city. The method of collecting qualitative material and information involved in-depth interviews with a semi-structured interview guide, while quota sampling was used. In total, 103 interviews were conducted at the trade fairs of Zootechnia and Detrop. Results show that the effect of trade fair activity on the city of Thessaloniki is strong and multi-layered. Also, the relationship between trade fair activity and the city is interactive and two-way, as one feeds and is powered by the other. Moreover, the need for coordination and cooperation between local agencies in an urban governance framework was highlighted. Full article
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2023

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20 pages, 379 KiB  
Review
State-of-the-Art Review on Destination Marketing and Destination Management
by Stephan Reinhold, Pietro Beritelli, Alan Fyall, Hwan-Suk Chris Choi, Christian Laesser and Marion Joppe
Tour. Hosp. 2023, 4(4), 584-603; https://doi.org/10.3390/tourhosp4040036 - 29 Nov 2023
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Abstract
This article presents a narrative perspective review of the state-of-the-art of destination marketing and management. The past 15 years of developments, stretching from technological advances enabling methodological progress and new consumer behavior to climate, health, and financial crises, require a reassessment of previous [...] Read more.
This article presents a narrative perspective review of the state-of-the-art of destination marketing and management. The past 15 years of developments, stretching from technological advances enabling methodological progress and new consumer behavior to climate, health, and financial crises, require a reassessment of previous academic contributions and current practices. Referring back to the social origins of destinations, this article conceptualizes destinations as a heterogeneous space of flows and proposes future research linked to tourist demand and tourism supply, sustainability and resilience, technological shifts, and institutions. Finally, six broader streams of conversations suggest how to advance the marketing and management of destinations related to a destination ontology grounded in flows, with a focus on processes and action, stewardship and collaboration, resilient destinations, transient and permanent residents, as well as new instrumental technologies and augmented experiences. Full article
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