Calls for papers


International Journal of Tourism Anthropology
International Journal of Tourism Anthropology


Special Issue on: "Tourist Behaviour: Current Trends and Issues"

Guest Editor:
Dr. Tracy Lu, University of Kentucky, USA

This special issue invites contributions to exploring and understanding tourist behaviour in the context of current trends and emerging issues in the tourism industry.

In recent years, growing attention in the field of tourism has been given to the impacts of current trends and emerging issues, such as use of social media, technological innovations, changing economic situations, increasing environmental consciousness, aging societies and other demographic changes. These new influencers are changing almost every aspect of tourist behaviour. In this vein, it is important to understand tourist behavioural changes and predict tourist behaviour in a new era. This issue plans to open up a dialogue to expand the extant understanding of tourist behaviour and identify the areas where the knowledge of tourist behaviour can be applied.

Theoretical and empirical papers are welcome, as well as papers that integrate perspectives and findings in non-tourism fields with various aspects of recent tourist behaviour phenomena. Papers that apply unique perspectives and analysis to the phenomena are especially welcome.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Influences of social media and new technology on tourist behaviour
  • Development of tourist behavioural theories
  • New approaches to tourist behavioural research
  • Travel motivation
  • Tourists' spending patterns
  • Tourists' decision making
  • Tourists' satisfaction and loyalty
  • Tourists in emerging markets
  • Cross-cultural psychology, behaviour and impact
  • Host and guest interactions
  • Globalisation, commercialisation and post-modernism

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page.

Important Dates

Abstract (150 words) due: 30 March, 2012 (by email)

Full paper due: 30 May, 2012 (online submission)

Notification of acceptance/rejection: 15 August, 2012

Submission of revised manuscript: 30 September, 2012

Final acceptance of manuscript: 30 October, 2012