Subjects -> RECREATION, TRAVEL AND TOURISM (Total: 204 journals)
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    - RECREATION, TRAVEL AND TOURISM (178 journals)

RECREATION, TRAVEL AND TOURISM (178 journals)                     

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Annals of Tourism Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Translation Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Current Issues in Tourism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Tourism Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Sustainable Tourism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
International Journal of Culture Tourism and Hospitality Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Tourism Geographies: An International Journal of Tourism Space, Place and Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
International Journal of Tourism Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Environmental Management and Tourism     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Tourism and Himalayan Adventures     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Travel Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Heritage Tourism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Applied Earth Observations and Geoinformation     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Tourism Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
American Journal of Tourism Management     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Tourism Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Almatourism - Journal of Tourism, Culture and Territorial Development     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Tourism Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Mobilities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Hospitality Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
American Journal of Tourism Research     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Nepalese Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Tourism Planning & Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Tourism     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Hospitality Marketing & Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Information Technology & Tourism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
E-Journal of Tourism     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Tourism Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Tourism & Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Digital Culture and Electronic Tourism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Cornell Hospitality Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Sport & Tourism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Tourism and Hospitality Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Event and Festival Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Tourism Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Tourism Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Anatolia : An International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Tourism Management Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Studies in Travel Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Tourism Culture & Communication     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of China Tourism Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Hospitality Management and Tourism     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Tourism Review International     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Australian Antarctic Magazine     Free   (Followers: 5)
Space and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Event Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality & Tourism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
ASEAN Journal on Hospitality and Tourism     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Knowledge Management in Tourism and Hospitality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Tourism Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Recreation and Sports Science     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Tourism Cities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Tourism Recreation Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Tourism Research & Hospitality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Visitor Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
European Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Tourist Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Globe, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Hospitality and Event Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Ecotourism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Contemporary Tourism Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Gastronomy and Tourism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Hospitality & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Interaction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Tourism Futures     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Business & Hotel Management     Partially Free   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Sports     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Caderno Virtual de Turismo     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Craft Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Tourism in Marine Environments     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Podium Sport, Leisure and Tourism Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cuadernos de Turismo     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Park and Recreation Administration     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Turismo y Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Applied Sciences in Tourism and Events     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Vacation Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
The Journal : Tourism and Hospitality Essentials Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Travel Medicine and Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Multidisciplinary Academic Tourism     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Entertainment Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Acta Economica Et Turistica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anatolia : A Journal of Tourism Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Tourism & Adventure     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Mondes du Tourisme     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Franco-Irish Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Educación física y deporte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
40 [degrees] South     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Travel Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Gestion Turistica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Infinitum: Revista Multidisciplinar     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Rangeland Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Bulletin of Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts. Series in Tourism     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Place Management and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Recreation and Society in Africa, Asia and Latin America     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Marketing & Tourism Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Tourism Critiques : Practice and Theory     Open Access  
ARA : Revista de Investigación en Turismo     Open Access  
Tourism and Heritage Journal     Open Access  
Journal of Tourism and Heritage Research     Open Access  
Perspectives in Asian Leisure and Tourism     Open Access  
Juara : Jurnal Olahraga     Open Access  
Sasdaya : Gadjah Mada Journal of Humanities     Open Access  
New Approaches in Sport Sciences     Open Access  
International Journal of Geoheritage and Parks     Open Access  
Journal of Applied Sciences in Travel and Hospitality     Open Access  
Gaze: Journal of Tourism and Hospitality     Open Access  
Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Education     Open Access  
Journal of International and Thai Tourism     Open Access  
Sport i Turystyka : Środkowoeuropejskie Czasopismo Naukowe     Open Access  
Dusit Thani College Journal     Open Access  
Journal of Halal Product and Research     Open Access  
Tourism and Travelling     Open Access  
Güncel Turizm Araştırmaları Dergisi     Open Access  
Gastroia : Journal of Gastronomy And Travel Research     Open Access  
Journal of Tourism Intelligence and Smartness     Open Access  
Jurnal Destinasi Pariwisata     Open Access  
Jurnal Analisis Pariwisata     Open Access  
Jurnal IPTA     Open Access  
Jurnal Kepariwisataan dan Hospitalitas     Open Access  
Jurnal Pariwisata Terapan     Open Access  
Via : Tourism Review     Open Access  
Matkailututkimus     Open Access  
Revista Internacional de Turismo y Empresa     Open Access  
Revista Internacional de Derecho del Turismo     Open Access  
Revista Iberoamericana de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y el Deporte     Open Access  
ROTUR : Revista de Ocio y Turismo     Open Access  
Jurnal Pariwisata Pesona     Open Access  
Geotourism/Geoturystyka     Open Access  
Revista Organizações em Contexto     Open Access  
Geofronter     Open Access  
Espiga     Open Access  
Revista Eletrônica de Administração e Turismo     Open Access  
Revista Eletrônica Academicus     Open Access  
Matrik : Jurnal Manajemen, Strategi Bisnis dan Kewirausahaan     Open Access  
Cenário : Revista Interdisciplinar em Turismo e Território     Open Access  
Turystyka Kulturowa     Open Access  
Jurnal Master Pariwisata (Journal Master in Tourism Studies)     Open Access  
RACE - Revista de Administração, Contabilidade e Economia     Open Access  
Research in Hospitality Management     Open Access  
Revista Interamericana de Ambiente y Turismo     Open Access  
Revista de Gestão Ambiental e Sustentabilidade - GeAS     Open Access  
Revista de turism - studii si cercetari in turism     Open Access  
Multiciencias     Open Access  
Téoros     Open Access  
Polish Journal of Sport and Tourism     Open Access  
Journal of Hospitality Financial Management     Open Access  
TRANSIT     Open Access  
EchoGéo     Open Access  
Journeys     Full-text available via subscription  

           

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Tourism and Hospitality Research
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.527
Citation Impact (citeScore): 1
Number of Followers: 7  
 
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ISSN (Print) 1467-3584 - ISSN (Online) 1742-9692
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  • Destination brand image and destination brand choice in the context of
           health crisis: Scale development

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      Authors: Salman Majeed, Zhimin Zhou, Woo Gon Kim
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      Several recent destination crises have brought difficult challenges to the world’s travel, hospitality, and tourism activities. We explore how the brand image of a tourist destination is influenced by health crises, specifically within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. We conducted interviews and online data collection in China. Exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis were conducted to develop, purify, and verify scale items that measure perceived destination brand image, destination brand self-congruence, destination brand engagement, destination brand love, and perceived risk of destination health crisis. We identified key associations among the constructs of the study. This study offers a tested and validated destination brand image and tourist behavior (DBITB) scale to understand tourist behavior toward destination brands during and after health crises. Important theoretical and practical implications are discussed to inform future research on destination branding.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-09-21T07:07:11Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221126798
       
  • Role of destination attachment in accommodation experiences of historical
           guesthouses

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      Authors: Yi-Chin Lin, Hsin-Yu Melissa Tsai, Austin Rong-Da Liang, Hui-Yu Chang
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      The aim of this study is to investigate the relationships between destination attachment, tourists’ experiences of historical guesthouses, satisfaction and revisit intention. Historical guesthouses of Kinmen County, Taiwan were the setting for the investigation. A total of 346 questionnaires were collected and analyzed. Results showed that accommodation experiences can significantly mediate the relationships between destination attachment and the evaluations of historical guesthouses. Perceptions of human interactions between tourists and the service providers at historical guesthouses were critical for creating a highly favorable accommodation experience. The physical environment, human interactions, and satisfaction all had significant positive effects on revisit intention, with the perceptions of human interactions greatly influencing revisit intention. This study provides meaningful management implications for both the hospitality and tourism industries.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-09-20T02:50:20Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221128382
       
  • The impacts of colonialism on residents’ perceptions of tourism in
           Southeastern Nigeria

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      Authors: Afamefuna P Eyisi, Nneoma G Ololo, Maureen O Aruomah
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      Whilst colonialism remains under-researched as a variable that influences residents’ perceptions of tourism, few researchers have commented on its impacts. This observation explains the need to explore how and why colonialism influences residents’ perceptions of tourism in Nigeria. The paper adopts an ethnographic approach to interact with stakeholders who witnessed colonialism in the country. The analysis shows dissimilarities among participants’ perceptions of colonialism and tourism. The results suggest that for tourism to be sustained and gain residents’ support, the developers and planners need to make residents part of the planning process as this could help change their orientation.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-09-20T01:07:53Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221128139
       
  • What influences the purchase intention of online travel consumers'

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      Authors: Carlos Tam, Francisca Caetano Pereira, Tiago Oliveira
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      Despite its increase in recent years, e-commerce is far from surpassing traditional trade, and the online purchase of travel arrangements is no exception. Using an integrated model founded in theory about consumers’ attitude and behaviour, we studied the behaviour intention of online purchasers of travel services, based on an online questionnaire and the responses of 251 respondents. The results indicate that loading time, security, and visual appeal have a positive influence on website quality and suggest that website quality, trust, and brand image explain behaviour intention. The mediation, moderation, and direct effect are studied, offering insights and both theoretical and practical implications.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-09-17T05:41:19Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221126468
       
  • Driving hospitality and tourism to foster sustainable innovation: A
           systematic review of COVID-19-related studies and practical implications
           in the digital era

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      Authors: Zakaria Elkhwesky, Younès El Manzani, Islam Elbayoumi Salem
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      Sustainable innovation is a solution for the hospitality and tourism (H&T) industries to cope with the COVID-19 crisis, build resilience, and ensure survival post-pandemic. The primary aim of our review is to systematically identify and critically review the literature on sustainable innovation in H&T amid COVID-19 (conducted in 2020 and 2021), in order to synthesize and classify prevalent types, antecedents, and outcomes of sustainable innovation. The authors present a comprehensive review of the 58 articles on sustainable innovation in H&T through the Web of Science (WoS) database, spanning over 2 years (2020–2021). This review demonstrates that since the beginning of COVID-19, H&T have strongly mobilized network technologies (especially social media and digital platforms) and data-processing technologies (especially Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)) in comparison with physical-digital interface technologies (especially Virtual Reality (VR)), while physical-digital process technologies remain very limited in these industries. Several relevant antecedents of the adoption of sustainable innovation, more specifically digital technologies, have been identified at multiple levels of analysis, including the organizational, managerial, and stakeholder levels. Our research also reveals several consequences of the adoption of sustainable innovation in H&T. These consequences were congregated according to the three main dimensions related to sustainability in economic, social, and environmental outcomes. This study provides important practical implications for the H&T sectors in the digital era and post-pandemic. The current research is the first study to systematically and critically review sustainable innovation in an H&T context.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-09-14T07:16:45Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221126792
       
  • The tour guide role in the United Arab Emirates: Emiratisation,
           satisfaction and retention

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      Authors: Emilie J Rutledge
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      This paper examines the job satisfaction levels of national tour guides in the United Arab Emirates. In-depth interviews (n = 34) and a questionnaire (n = 63), incorporating Job Satisfaction Survey dimensions alongside context-specific ones, were used to assess continuance intentions in relation to career development opportunities and societal sentiment on the ‘appropriateness’ of this vocational role. While the nature of the job and promotional opportunities strengthened continuance intentions, stigma towards nationals working in the tourism sector reduced such intentions. A recommendation that fits with the UAE’s goal of better utilising indigenous human capital is to augment the hands-on aspect of the job with academically orientated tasks including archiving, curation and research and thus, raise this role’s status.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-08-23T12:49:01Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221122488
       
  • Fear of COVID-19, hotel employee outcomes and workplace health and safety
           management practices: Evidence from Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

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      Authors: Kareem M Selem, Muhammad S Ahmad, Rakesh Belwal, Kholoud AlKayid
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      This paper investigates the effect of fear of COVID-19 on employee turnover intention and depression, hypothesizing the mediating effect of psychological well-being and the moderating effect of workplace health and safety management practices. Data was gathered from 687 employees of five-star hotels in Sharm El-Sheikh using a structured survey instrument with time-lag approach. A partial least-square-based path modeling (PLS-PM) was applied to analyze the dataset. The findings reveal the partial mediation of psychological well-being in the relationships of fear of COVID-19 with both turnover intention and depression. While workplace safety and management practices significantly moderate the relationship between fear of COVID-19 and both turnover intentions, depression also mediates the relationship. The findings add to the existing literature on the effects of COVID-19 through the dual lenses of protection motivation theory and attribution theory. We can employ these findings to overcome issues of employee well-being in the hotel setting.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-08-22T04:37:59Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221119374
       
  • Can destination image be ascertained from social media' An examination
           of Twitter hashtags

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      Authors: Rajesh Nautiyal, Julia N Albrecht, Anna Carr
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      The role of Twitter hashtags in creating destination images is under-researched, and there is limited understanding of their usefulness in destination promotion. This paper examines the destination image of Rishikesh, India, based on an analysis of relevant tweets during the decade 2009–2019. The hashtags of resident, domestic and international Twitter users (about Rishikesh, India) were compared with the images of Rishikesh promoted by the relevant Regional Tourism Organisation (RTO: Uttarakhand Tourism) to identify and analyse any similarities or differences in the destination image promotion. The findings suggest that ‘yoga’ and ‘Ganges’ were the most prominent images associated with Rishikesh. However, the efforts of the RTO regarding promoting Rishikesh also focus on hashtags featuring adventure. This adventure image is also used by Indian Twitter users, whereas the residents and international Twitter users were less likely to use adventure-related hashtags that much. However, though residents, Indian and international Twitter users used almost similar natural landscape-related hashtags, RTO uses them unsubstantially. The results emphasise the importance of, and potential for, selected experiential and interpersonal hashtags when promoting destination images via Twitter, thus maximising the potential for destination marketing through this platform. At last, a hashtag strategy for destination promotion is also proposed based on the findings of this paper for focused exposure and increased searchability.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-08-18T05:25:11Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221119380
       
  • One model, one construct, different psychographic measures: A comparison
           of three scales of allocentrism-psychocentrism

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      Authors: Oliver Cruz-Milán
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      The venturesomeness concept developed by Stanley Plog almost five decades ago has been influential, amply cited and used in tourism investigations. However, a close review of the published literature indicates that Plog originally developed more than one scale to measure his psychographic construct, with different items, operationalizations, but no clarity about their validity and efficacy. Thus, this research evaluates three versions of Plog’s scales based on their capacity to predict behavioral intentions and other postulates derived from Plog’s framework: relationships with vacation frequency, Cohen’s tourist roles, epistemic values, and the moderation of familiarity and perceived distance. Data sets of three separate samples are employed in four destination settings, estimating PLS-SEM path analyses in the hypothesized model. Findings revealed problems with the construct and nomological validity of two scales, and only one scale displayed predictive characteristics consistent with various tenets of Plog’s model. Theoretical implications and recommendations for research are provided.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-08-17T06:08:24Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221117681
       
  • Circular economy and sustainable strategies in the hospitality industry:
           Current trends and empirical implications

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      Authors: Christian Bux, Vera Amicarelli
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      The European Union has enacted several strategies to reach sustainability and tackle climate change. Among them, the New circular economy action plan and the Farm to Fork Strategy could represent for hotels, restaurants and resorts the leverage points towards sustainable and economic development. The present research, through a systematic and critical review of the current trends in the hospitality industry in Europe, explores and investigates 62 papers published in national and international journals. It fills in the gaps related to circular economy, farm to fork and sustainable resource and waste management empirical practices in the hospitality industry. It emerges that food waste, water and energy consumption have been the most topical concerns from 2011 to 2021, whereas ecosystems protection, rural and urban development need more care. As a common thread, consumers’ and operators’ awareness helps in translating economic into environmental benefits, whereas the development of life cycle inventory databases and dashboards to guide tourism must be implemented without delay.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-08-16T10:32:18Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221119581
       
  • Participative leadership and its impact on employee innovative behavior
           through employee voice in tourism SMEs: The moderating role of job
           autonomy

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      Authors: Ahmed M Elsetouhi, Ahmed Mohamed Elbaz, Mohammad Soliman
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      This paper investigates how participative leadership and employee voice behavior stimulate innovative behavior, through the moderating role of job autonomy within the SMEs context. Responses from 547 frontline employees at Egyptian travel agents were collected. Using variance-based structural equation modeling (VB-SEM), the results revealed that participative leadership significantly influenced both employees’ voice behavior and their innovative behavior. The findings also indicated that employee voice behavior has an intervening role between participative leadership and workers’ innovative behavior in travel agents. In addition, participative leadership has higher effects on both employee voice behavior and employee innovative behavior with high levels of job autonomy. Finally, employee voice behavior exercises a stronger effect on the innovation of travel agents’ employees with greater levels of job autonomy. Besides theoretical contributions, managerial implications for tourism SMEs managers and practitioners, limitations, and further research directions were all presented.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-08-12T06:46:59Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221119371
       
  • Can attending farmers’ markets lead to unplanned deviant visitor
           behavior'

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      Authors: Emma Joenpolvi, Gary Mortimer, Frank Mathmann
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      Farmers’ markets can enhance local food tourism experiences, as well as benefit regions and businesses that operate within these markets. With the impact of COVID-19 reducing international travel, domestic and local tourism is predicted to increase due to a desire to support local economies. While it has been established that visitors who shop at farmers’ markets do so for pro-social reasons, the current study examines the unintended consequences of these pro-social behaviors. We apply ‘moral licensing’ and regulatory focus theory to explain how a person’s pro-social behavior gives a temporary boost to their positive self-image which subsequently gives them a ‘licence’ to act in a deviant manner. We examine the effect of licensing and consider individual differences in promotion focus to test whether some visitors are more prone to deviant behavior than others. This research assists in identifying the unintended outcomes for the local food tourism sector through licensing and provides suggestions on how to diminish this behavior.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-08-09T10:56:47Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221117680
       
  • Climate change planning in a coastal tourism destination, A participatory
           approach

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      Authors: Lydia Horne, Asha DiMatteo-LePape, Gabriela Wolf-Gonzalez, Valeria Briones, Alyssa Soucy, Sandra De Urioste-Stone
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      Participatory planning is one strategy to increase tourism suppliers’ capacity to jointly anticipate climate change impacts and implement locally feasible and acceptable solutions; however, participatory planning is uncommon. In this study, we co-created a series of planning workshops with tourism partners to examine and address climate change impacts (challenges and opportunities) on Mount Desert Island, Maine, USA. We co-designed and facilitated two Zoom workshops in spring 2021 for tourism suppliers. Workshops focused on (1) identifying climate change impacts to the tourism system and (2) developing planning priorities for the destination. Workshops resulted in two planning priorities: visitation shifts and the opportunity to become a more sustainable destination in response to climate change. Our participatory approach brought together diverse tourism suppliers that do not usually collaborate to increase the destination’s capacity to plan for and respond to climate change. Similar participatory approaches may benefit other natural resource dependent contexts.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-07-13T04:51:50Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221114730
       
  • A review of ecological impacts from recreational SCUBA diving: Current
           evidence and future practice

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      Authors: Daminda Sumanapala, Kay Dimmock, Isabelle D Wolf
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      Global demand for SCUBA diving activities in coastal areas continues to grow. Academic research has acknowledged that SCUBA diving can have ecological impacts. To understand the current state of knowledge this study applied the systematic quantitative literature review method (SQLR) to determine what evidence is available on ecological impacts from recreational SCUBA diving. In total 69 research articles about ecological impacts of SCUBA diving were analysed. This paper explored research trends, geographical distribution of research articles, nature of impact and management recommendations for future practice. The research found that SCUBA diving impacted through diver contact with coral reefs caused breakage, fragmentation and led to disease. 10 coral varieties were identified as impacted including some listed as (critically) endangered or vulnerable by the IUCN. Impacts can be minimized using non-regulatory and regulatory management strategies. We present a novel framework that connects diver characteristics with coral reef impacts and discuss how to apply this framework and guide future studies in this area of SCUBA diving research.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-07-11T06:30:33Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221112602
       
  • How “cultural reshaping” affects rural tourism development in China -
           a case from zhejiang beautiful countryside demonstration area

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      Authors: Lidi Xu, Yunjian Yu
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      A number of studies have been carried out on the importance and connotation of tourism culture. However, from the literature study of tourism culture, it is found that there is still a gap between the remolding of tourism culture and the development of tourism enterprises in the digital era. This study aims to identify the enterprise clustering effect and employment benefit of rural tourism culture reshaping. By empirical research, this study establishes a new conceptual research framework for rural tourism sustainability to cover the gap between the cultural reshaping and enterprise development for rural tourism in Zhejiang. We began with investigation to villagers on their acceptance of reshaped tourism culture. Through interviews with entrepreneurs, this study investigates the relationship between tourism cultural reshaping and tourism enterprise image. An enterprise network of regional tourism cultural IP image has been established to describe the density among the whole tourism cultural industry. The location entropy index is adopted to show the employment in tourism enterprises. This index reflects residents’ acceptance of the reshaped cultural image as a key influencing factor of enterprises’ sustainable development. Furthermore, it is found that tourism cultural reshaping is a significant base for rural tourism industry clustering. The research results suggest that tourism corporation can contribute to the local tourism economy by reshaping culture.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-07-08T04:10:59Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221112604
       
  • Identifying and ranking employer brand improvement strategies in
           post-COVID 19 tourism and hospitality

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      Authors: Moslem Bagheri, Tom Baum, Ali Asghar Mobasheri, Amin Nikbakht
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      This study aims to identified and ranked employer brand strategies in post-COVID-19 tourism and hospitality, considering the significance of employer branding as one of the most important elements for attracting and retaining key employees.In this study, we initially develop a model by systematically reviewing the literature. And in the subsequent quantitative analysis, the strategies identified are tested through a questionnaire survey and ranked by a panel of industry experts and analyzed data using the R-SWARA method.Results show that the most important employer brand strategies in post-COVID-19 tourism and hospitality were “paying increased attention to social responsibility”, “developing reliable and sustainable internal/external relationships” and “assessing the effect of brand re-building measures on the social image of the organization”. The analysis of the studies conducted dealing with post-COVID-19 employer branding demonstrates that none of these investigations proposed a comprehensive framework of strategies for employer brand promotion. Exploring the literature also revealed that, despite the significance of employer brand in times of economic crisis, this topic has been ignored by researchers although it points to an obvious gap in the literature on employer brand in tourism and hospitality.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-07-04T03:24:44Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221112607
       
  • An attempt to clarify what deserves to remain dark: A long look back

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      Authors: Jorge Tarifa-Fernández, Eva Carmona-Moreno, Raquel Sánchez-Fernández
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      This paper aims at developing a bibliometric analysis of previous studies focused on dark tourism and thanatourism in order to map the structure and development of scientific production in this field. Moreover, this paper intends to identify which are the main research topics that require further investigation, contributing to shape a future research agenda. This research follows a mixed-method based on both qualitative and quantitative analyses, which is also supported by a systematic review process. The results show a particular growth in the interest in dark tourism since 2008. It has moved from a neglected research area to a relevant topic in the tourism literature. Besides, a lack of consensus can be observed on different aspects such as definition, scope, or motivation nature, essentially, due to its multidisciplinary nature. This has favoured a relatively disperse body of literature. This research contributes to bringing clarity to the field of dark tourism and thanatourism by providing an overview of its evolution and current status. Moreover, this study provides a comprehensive and organized summary of the diverse approaches, perspectives, and research trends. In doing so, this research enriches the lively debate on dark tourism, offering a greater understanding of what death, and related concepts, mean and imply to the present and future of tourism.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-06-22T12:30:07Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221110358
       
  • Sustainability paralysis in travel consumption: A Reddit study

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      Authors: Mucha Mkono, Karen Hughes
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      Sustainability remains at the centre of debates around the impacts of travel and tourism. This study uses Reddit travel forums to understand the complexities of negotiating the meaning and practice of sustainability in travel contexts. Specifically, we focus on the emergence of “sustainability paralysis”, a form of “analysis paralysis” where travel consumers struggle to (i) articulate what sustainability means, or (ii) to find a (perfect) solution to the various sustainability crises associated with travel (e.g. overtourism and climate change), or (iii) to fashion a compromise they can rationalise and live with. The analysis reveals that sustainability paralysis can lead to tourists feeling overwhelmed, accepting defeat, “tuning out”, and in some cases, resorting to conspiracy theories about who is responsible. Our findings have important implications for how we frame and communicate the sustainability agenda, and suggest that misinformation and over-information may be crippling our effectiveness to face the wicked problem of climate change and other environmental challenges where travel consumption is implicated.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-06-22T04:38:41Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221110370
       
  • A systematic and critical review of restaurants’ business performance:
           Future directions for theory and practice

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      Authors: Zakaria Elkhwesky, José-Alberto Castañeda-García, Abuelhassan Elshazly Abuelhassan, Ashraf Tag-Eldeen
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      In contrast to prior reviews, this study provides a review of research contexts, research designs, and theories used in restaurants’ business performance research. It also identifies measures and antecedents of restaurants’ business performance. Additionally, this systematic review highlights gaps for future research on restaurants’ business performance. A total of 148 articles were obtained from the Web of Science (WoS) database (1997 till February 2021) and then 33 articles were identified as eligible for the final analysis. Based on reviewing findings, this article proposes some intriguing research questions and contributes actionable results for practice. This research ends with a framework that draws the findings concurrently to apprise future theoretical and empirical advances in the area.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-06-01T01:54:49Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221104983
       
  • Advancing a framework for social impact assessment of tourism research

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      Authors: Alba Viana-Lora, Marta G Nel-lo-Andreu, Salvador Anton-Clavé
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      This article aims to advance the methodology for assessing the social impact of tourism research. An evaluation framework was designed to measure social impact in three stages—ex-ante, in-itinere and ex-post—and the ex-post evaluation was applied to a tourism research project, the POLITUR project, to test its validity. The collected information originated from interviews and documentary material. The analysis was structured according to six main areas—communication and promotion, policies and regulation, economic benefit, new technological resources, environment and social improvements—and four dimensions—temporal, applied, geographical and sustainability. The results are followed by a discussion of the domains and dimensions of the social impact assessment of tourism research. The need for further improvement in methods for measuring the social impact of tourism research and the importance of research that generates social impact are highlighted.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-05-24T02:55:33Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221105007
       
  • Balaton Lake (virtual) projected and perceived destination image amid
           Covid-19 pandemic

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      Authors: Darko Dimitrovski, Judit Sulyok, Zsofia Papp
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      In days gone by, Balaton Lake predominately attracted domestic tourists, without focusing on the countries which neighbour Hungary and their respective markets. However, as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic, domestic and regional tourism flows have been stimulated, as travel restrictions resulted in a tendency towards travel to local and neighbouring destinations. In line with these trends, the research investigates the congruence of both Balaton Lake’s projected and perceived (virtual) destination image in the era of Covid-19, with Serbia being considered as a neighbouring and emitting market. The study deployed a sequential exploratory mixed-method approach (qualitative and then quantitative). The study contributes to the existing knowledge by addressing the gap between the visual and textual content of a projected (virtual) destination image and by acknowledging non-visitor perception of destination image in the context of pronounced regional international travel.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-05-23T04:36:23Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221103365
       
  • Negative health impact of tourists through pandemic: hospitality sector
           perspective

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      Authors: Seyedeh Fatemeh Ghasempour Ganji, Lester W Johnson, Ali Kazemi
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      Although the impact of tourism development on residents has received a lot of attention in the literature, the health impact of tourism has not been sufficiently addressed. Due to outbreaks of COVID-19, the importance of recognition of the negative health impact of tourism is relevant. Thus, the present study aims to identify the health impact of tourism through COVID-19 outbreaks considering residents’ perspectives. In the current research, we gathered data from semi-structured interviews conducted from 10th August to 30 August 2020 to investigate community perception regarding the negative health impact of tourism through the COVID-19 era. We conducted 30 interviews with some Iranian residents. Data is analyzed by thematic analysis via MAXQDA software. Residents perceived negative health impacts through COVID-19 outbreaks as containing three subthemes including general negative impacts, direct negative impacts, and indirect negative impacts. The results also show that residents use two coping strategies to face these negative health impacts, namely negative coping strategies and positive coping strategies. Perceived negative health impacts, and residents’ coping strategies are two major themes regarding Iranian residents’ perception toward tourism negative health impacts through COVID-19 outbreaks.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-05-21T09:16:32Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221103369
       
  • Linking livelihood and biodiversity conservation in protected areas:
           Community based tourism development perspective from developing country

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      Authors: Henok Bekele Gidebo
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      Balancing biodiversity conservation and community livelihoods is a major challenge for sustainable management of protected areas (PAs) in developing countries. Researchers and practitioners are looking at ways to resolve this challenge by connecting the livelihoods of people living near protected areas with conservation efforts. This study aims to assess community-based tourism development as a tool to link local livelihoods and biodiversity conservation in protected areas in developing county context. The study employs a mixed research approach with a descriptive research design. Structured questionnaires, focus group discussions and key informant interviews are used to collect data from local communities residing inside and adjacent areas of Nech Sar National Park in Ethiopia. The results reveal that the local communities around the national park are exposed to various shocks and vulnerability contexts such as poverty, food insecurity, and resource use conflict. Consumptive resource usage, recurring fire catastrophes, agricultural encroachment, and illegal fishing are all threatening the park’s biodiversity conservation efforts. Despite the impact of tourism on their livelihoods is marginal, local grassroots have a positive attitude towards the development of community-based tourism. Community-based tourism development which provides alternative livelihood options to local grassroots around protected areas can play significant role in the conservation of biodiversity and alleviating poverty.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-05-21T07:25:55Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221102699
       
  • Homestay businesses’ strategies for adapting to and recovering from the
           COVID-19 pandemic: A study in Vietnam

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      Authors: Tin Doan, Richard Aquino, Hongxia Qi
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      Adaptation and recovery are essential for businesses to survive crises and disasters. Drawing on the concepts of business resilience and hospitality service delivery practices, this study explored strategies employed by owners of Vietnamese homestay businesses for adapting to and recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Semi-structured interviews with 17 purposefully selected homestay owners were conducted during the pandemic. The thematic analysis of the data revealed three major strategies: adapting operational protocols, modifying products and service offerings, and reinstating the authenticity of the homestay experience. A conceptual model illustrating the transformations in homestay businesses was developed from the findings. As the study particularly revealed that the selected Vietnamese homestay businesses showed a strong capacity for adaptation, we discuss several factors influencing the implementation of adaptation and recovery strategies. This study contributes to the understanding of how micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises can adapt to external shocks and new externalities, and provides practical implications for homestay owners and stakeholders in relation to their post-pandemic business recovery.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-05-19T01:07:05Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221103185
       
  • Do strategy and content matter' Restaurant firms’ corporate social
           responsibility communication on Twitter: A social network theory
           perspective

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      Authors: Kyong Sik Sung, Chen-Wei (Willie) Tao, Lisa Slevitch
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      Social media allows restaurants practitioners to distribute corporate social responsibility (CSR)-related information to interested individuals. However, it is unclear which types of CSR activities or communication strategies are more effective in terms of influencing consumers’ behavioral and emotional responses, especially in the restaurant industry. To shorten this research gap, the current study collected 136 CSR-related posts alongside 3408 stakeholders’ replies from the U.S. green restaurants’ Twitter accounts. Content analysis, ANOVA, and sentiment analysis using R studio were conducted for data evaluation. It was found that CSR activities related to the local community and society were as important as the activities related to the environment. Moreover, the engagement CSR communication strategy had a stronger influence on customers’ behavioral responses, generating more positive sentiments than broadcasting or reactive strategies on Twitter. The research findings may help restaurant practitioners communicate CSR-related information more effectively on social media.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-05-18T08:33:45Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221103177
       
  • Package cycle tourists′ relationship to time and pace

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      Authors: Xavier Matteucci, Tina R Tiller
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      For its slow mobility, cycle tourism has been linked to slow travel. Yet, few tourism scholars have studied the meaning of the pace at which cycle tourists move. This study seeks to shed some light on cycle tourists' relationship to time and pace. For that purpose, mobile ethnography through participant observation and interviews was employed to explore how western tourists experience a package cycling holiday in Vietnam. The cyclists' notion of subjective pace was found to be unconnected from actual velocity or form of travel. Some of the tourists sought speed and closely monitored time as ways to achieve their cycling performance goals. None of the cyclists expressed concerns with the high carbon footprint of their air travel to Vietnam. Furthermore, contrary to the slow travel literature, the cycle tourists did not prioritise social encounters. The findings of this study, therefore, question whether package cycle tourists can be considered to be slow travellers. We thus suggest that the experience of pace as controlled by the traveller her or himself is central to being a slow traveller.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-05-16T12:39:16Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221102701
       
  • Tour guides′ perspectives on agrotourism development in the Mekong
           Delta, Vietnam

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      Authors: Tuyen D Quang, Hoang V Nguyen, Thanh V Vo, Minh H Nguyen
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      The discussion on agrotourism development has focused on the perspectives of several tourism stakeholders, however, limited research has explored the viewpoints of tour guides operating in this area. This research investigated tour guides’ perspectives on agrotourism development in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam, to explore why agrotourism in this region remains an underexploited potential. We conducted interviews from October 2020 to July 2021 with 30 tour guides who have had opportunities and authentic experiences of tourism development based on their rich travel experiences in the region. This qualitative research showed that the Mekong Delta has a great potential for agrotourism development in Vietnam; however, many challenges prevent the same. Farmers face difficulties in creating attractive tourism products and activities, as they lack the capacity to broadly advertise. Agrotourism products are also similar in many tourist destinations in the region. Furthermore, regional coordination and partnership among stakeholders are lacking in agrotourism. A consistent tourism policy should be implemented among provinces to develop tourism more effectively. These findings inform rural development policymakers and expand the agrotourism literature by elucidating tour guides’ perspectives, which have received scant attention.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-05-10T12:38:01Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221089733
       
  • Community-based tourism in East Asia: A bibliometric research note

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      Authors: Aaron Tham, Shirley Wei Lee Chin
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      Community-based tourism (CBT) is part of East Asia’s tourism landscape as local communities seek to diversify their livelihoods towards tourism. However, little is known about the evolution of research surrounding CBT in the region. Through undertaking a bibliometric analysis of 401 Scopus-indexed articles, this research found that CBT practices have increasingly questioned the legitimacy and authenticity of its value to local communities. Findings also illustrated most studies centred on China, and co-authorship networks mostly occurring between research supervisors and their students. Theoretical and practical insights to advance CBT research in East Asia are proposed.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-05-08T08:10:58Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221100719
       
  • Unveiling the antecedents of senior citizens′ behavioural intentions to
           travel: A mixed-method approach

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      Authors: Vandita Hajra, Arun Aggarwal
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      The purpose of this study is to develop and validate a multi-dimensional scale on factors affecting senior citizens’ behavioural intentions to travel in terms of approach and avoidance. The study is longitudinal in nature and has used a mixed-method approach (qualitative and quantitative) to collect and confirm a series of indicators concerning the different constructs. Under study 1, a pool of items was generated by conducting industry expert survey and reviewing the existing literature. Afterwards, Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) was performed for extracting the distinct factors. Under study 2, Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) was performed to validate the proposed scale. The results of EFA and CFA revealed six dimensions of push factors, three dimensions of pull factors, two dimensions of perceived travel risks, three dimensions of perceived travel constraints and two dimensions of behavioural intentions of senior citizen tourists. Under pull factors, two additional dimensions were found, namely, familiarity and friendliness quotient of a destination as well as health safety and security quotient of a destination and under perceived travel constraints, outbreak of COVID-19 has been identified as a novel structural constraint. Since there is very limited research on senior citizens’ behavioural intentions to travel, the current study adds to the body of knowledge by identifying the additional factors that affect the same. Further, the study develops and validates the items through qualitative and quantitative analysis.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-05-07T01:23:06Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221085459
       
  • Tourism research and tackling vandalism: Shifting the approach

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      Authors: Abhishek Bhati
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      This paper examines both positivist and constructivist approaches to vandalism prevention in tourism. It proposes a framework, consistent with the constructivist paradigm, for reducing tourism-linked vandalism. The Prevention-Restoration-Education-Participation framework suggests designing and applying interventions that can be enabled through coordinated and integrated multi-stakeholder efforts. The paper helps uncover and expand knowledge about the participation of the local community and other stakeholders in vandalism management. In addition, exploring tourism-linked vandalism control through these constructivist approaches suggests that the community and visitors can drive the damage control process. The synergistic effects of coordinated intervention are crucial to address the complex problems inherent in vandalism.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-05-06T01:43:06Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221100707
       
  • Light at the end of a very dark tunnel: An examination of the survival and
           recovery strategies of Iranian tourist accommodation businesses during the
           Covid-19 pandemic

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      Authors: Toktam Salari, William H Murphy
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      The COVID-19 pandemic enters year three, with no end in sight. Among hoteliers, small family run businesses have been among the hardest hit. We interview owners of small Iranian Eco-tourism lodges (Ecolodges). Using MAXQDA 2020 software, thematic analysis revealed 10 main themes, condensed into five discussion topics. Stakeholder theory shapes our discussion of findings, revealing roles of internal and external stakeholders. Findings also include the reactive and innovative strategies ecolodges use to stay open and generate cash flow, the importance of stakeholder communications and accessing up-to-date government rules, the value of constant learning, and H.R. practices that assure stakeholders’ well-being.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-05-05T04:15:46Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221095176
       
  • Positioning five-star hotels in city destinations: The case of Istanbul,
           Turkey

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      Authors: Hanım Kader Şanlıöz-Özgen, Metin Kozak
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      Destinations and hotel businesses take advantage of many benefits of the online world. Extensive qualitative (review texts) and quantitative (review scores and room rates) data sources enable them to assess their positions through the eyes of their customers. The aim of this study is to propose a method focusing on customer reviews and rates in order to help hotel businesses with assessment of their positioning strategies. The dataset included a selection of five-star hotels in Istanbul, a city destination of Turkey. Room rates and the findings from a thematic narrative analysis of TripAdvisor reviews from a cognitive and experiential perspective were combined to create a position map. The findings extend traditional classification systems and reveal three competitive groups of five-star hotels with specific attributes in a city destination. Other findings offer some insight for hotel and destination managers, enabling them to evaluate the performance of positioning strategies of five-star hotels in the market.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-05-04T01:54:44Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221085704
       
  • Socio-cultural sustainability and small tourism businesses

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      Authors: Sherma Roberts
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      Early assumptions pertaining to the sustainability of small tourism businesses (STBs) have been answered specifically as it relates to environmental sustainability. What is less well documented and still unclear is the extent to which STBs enhance the socio-cultural sustainability of the destination. This lacuna is surprising, given the development of indicators of sustainable tourism. This study therefore fills this gap by utilizing sustainability indicators to examine the extent to which small tourism businesses, across a number of sectors, contribute to destination sustainability. Using a conceptual approach premised upon principles of socio-cultural sustainability to construct the reference condition for indicator development, the study found that businesses performed better on indicators related to equity and cultural conservation but had mixed performance in the area of social cohesion, and were borderline on empowerment. The theoretical contribution of the study is that it provides operational validity to the assumptions governing small tourism businesses and socio-cultural sustainability by employing indicators developed through the scientific consensus approach. Using this approach, the study is able to measure socio-cultural sustainability contributions across myriad sectors.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-05-03T04:23:02Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221093537
       
  • Intention to adopt user generated content on virtual travel communities:
           Exploring the mediating role of attitude

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      Authors: Neha Zaidi, Mohammed Naved Khan, Vandana Ahuja
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      Online communities have brought major changes in the behaviour of consumers in the travel and tourism industry. Travellers frequently rely on the User General Content (UGC) to make their travel-related decisions. Avid travellers join travel communities and actively look for unbiased information, and share their own experiences. This paper explores the predictors of consumer attitude and intention to follow UGC posted on online travel communities. Further, this study attempts to analyze the influence of Customer Value Creation (CVC) on attitude and traveller’s intention to adopt UGC posted on online travel communities. Data collected from 246 members of online travel communities were analyzed using Structural Equation Modelling. Empirical results show that CVC has a significant direct and positive impact on travel information adoption intention and indirect influence through attitude. This study is among the few on the impact of CVC on attitude towards UGC posted on an online travel community and advances the literature on the subject by explaining the relative impact of CVC on attitude from a different theoretical perspective.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-05-02T03:42:53Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221089744
       
  • An integrated model of the determinants and outcomes of workplace
           ostracism in the tourism industry

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      Authors: Mohammad Soliman, Ahmed Mohamed Elbaz, Samskrati Gulvady, Maha M. Shabana, Hanan Maher
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      This paper investigates the impact of organizational deviance and coworker envy on workplace ostracism. It also assesses the effect of workplace ostracism on knowledge hiding and turnover intent and tests the interaction role of job tension on such associations. PLS-SEM was utilized to analyze 591 responses collected from employees at Egyptian travel agencies-A. The findings articulated that ostracism was positively impacted by both organizational deviance and coworker envy. Additionally, ostracism at the workplace could substantially lead to hiding knowledge; however, there was no significant connection between ostracism and employees’ turnover intention. Moreover, job tension moderates the links between workplace ostracism and two dimensions of knowledge hiding behavior, namely evasive and rationalized hiding, and turnover intent. Theoretical and managerial implications are presented. Limitations and avenues for further academic work are highlighted.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-04-27T08:47:47Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221093538
       
  • Managing Tourist Risk, Grief and Distrust Post COVID-19

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      Authors: Lisa O’Malley, Lloyd C. Harris, Vicky Story
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      Tourism is one of the most important sectors for many countries and is also one of the most vulnerable to the impact of disasters. However, while tourism has proved resilient to localized or regional crisis, COVID-19 has had a universal impact on tourists, with pervasive, profound, and enduring implications. Our main objective is to explore and elucidate how such recent changes to tourism, triggered by the pandemic, affected the future travel intentions of tourists. Our exploration of these issues through in-depth interviews, finds that tourists were emotionally and psychologically affected by the sudden curb to their lives and that these emotions broadly equate to stages of grief. Furthermore, we uncover not only a general reduction in trust, but, concomitantly, an elevation in distrust towards destinations, manifest at the level of government, healthcare and tourist institutions, activities, and risk mitigation practices. Finally, we offer a discussion of the contributions and implications of our study in terms of tourism and hospitality research and practice.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-04-26T09:23:11Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221089730
       
  • Creating memorable experiences of cultural hallmark event in Thailand

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      Authors: Watchara Chiengkul, Supawat Meeprom, Hailu Getnet
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      This study examined the relationship between distinctiveness, perceived crowding and memorable experience in creating attendees’ subjective well-being in the context of a cultural hallmark event in Thailand. Using an online self-administered survey, usable data from 770 respondents were used to assess the proposed conceptual model. Structural equation modelling was used to test the hypotheses. The results of this study confirmed that distinctiveness in the event was positively associated with memorable experience, which then played a significant role in enhancing attendees’ subjective well-being. Further, this study found that memorable experience partial mediated the relationship between distinctiveness and subjective well-being. Additionally, perceived crowding positively moderated the relationship between distinctiveness and memorable experience. The implications for the literature on special events and hospitality and for practicing managers are discussed.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-04-24T05:41:05Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221085456
       
  • What is ‘roadschooling’ and who does it' A data mining web
           content analysis

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      Authors: Sandra Sotomayor
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      Homeschooling families typically have the freedom to plan educational road trips without the constraints of a traditional school calendar. For this study, a total of 21 web pages were selected using ‘roadschool’ – a term that has recently emerged to describe such trips – as a keyword. A web content analysis revealed that this option is perceived as an opportunity for family bonding and is mostly popular among homeschooling families who own recreational vehicles and consider themselves digital nomads. Furthermore, it was observed that roadschooling parents often exhibited personality types that enhanced the overall learning outcomes and experiences of their trips. Implications and future research directions are discussed.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-04-24T03:53:02Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221094433
       
  • In Search For New Urban Tourism Niche. Could European Cities Be
           Destinations For Urban Wellness Providing Food for Body, Mind and
           Spirit'

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      Authors: Saari Susanna
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      According to the United Nations Population Fund (2020), half of the world’s population live in cities, and the number is estimated to rise to 75% by 2050. Although urbanization is seen as a major challenge from a health point of view, the development of urban wellness tourism offering would ideally benefit both tourists and locals. The growth rate of wellness tourism during the years 2015–2017 was almost twice as fast as global economic growth. Holistic wellness refers to the balanced elements of body, mind and spirit. This study argues that many European city destinations could provide the holistic wellness elements to their visitors.Tourism destinations continue competing with each other in a globalised marketplace, even more post-Covid-19. As a result, cities will invest considerable resources in their marketing activities and place branding. By recognizing and highlighting wellness tourism offering in their marketing, some urban Destination Management Organisations (DMOs) could stand out in this growing competition and get their share of wellness tourism growth.This study examines, which elements contributing to holistic wellness are currently being displayed on the visit.com websites of selected urban DMOs (N = 32) in the European Union. This is done using qualitative content analysis methodology. The findings indicate that there are several European cities that already display elements of urban wellness in their marketing. The practical implication for the DMOs in question could be to actively start developing their place brands towards urban wellness tourism niche by highlighting the supply of urban wellness they already have, for example, at their visit.com sites.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-04-22T08:31:54Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221086888
       
  • Once upon a time in quarantine: Exploring the memorable quarantine hotel
           experiences of Chinese student returnees during the COVID-19 pandemic

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      Authors: Kei Wei Chia, Jia Xiong
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      During the pandemic, many hotels convert into isolation centres for the purpose of quarantine. However, the memorable experience in the context of quarantine hotel (quarantel) remains unexplored. Thus, the purpose of this research was to explore the memorable quarantel experiences of Chinese student returnees during the COVID-19 outbreak. The research was qualitative in nature, involving 26 in-depth interviews conducted through snowballing. The data was then analysed using thematic analysis. The findings revealed six themes – (1) staff, (2) room, (3) hygiene and disinfection, (4) food, (5) healthcare and (6) location – with 20 underlying attributes pertaining their experiences. Some themes (e.g. hygiene and disinfection and healthcare) and attributes (e.g. ventilation and Chinese food therapy) were found to be unique experiences with significant functions that newly added in the context of quarantine hotels. Besides, differences existed between operational guidelines of quarantine hotels and actual guests’ quarantine experience. The research allows hotel operators to better understand guests’ concerns during the quarantine period and offers managerial implications to improve hotels’ performance during and after the pandemic.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-04-21T07:07:57Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221085209
       
  • Cultural heritage and tourism. A comparison of two destinations in
           Southern Moravia

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      Authors: Milada Šťastná, Antonín Vaishar
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      This paper addresses the question: why do two destinations with extremely valuable cultural heritage gain attractions have completely different tourism traffic results' The main aim of this paper was to find the various causes of this inequality. The comparative method was used and Lednice and Dolní Kounice in Southern Moravia were selected as case studies. Statistical data and strategic documents on regional and local levels were analysed. The study showed significant differences in the strategic conceptual plans. Dolní Kounice was a more popular destination for suburban tourism for the inhabitants of Brno, the historical heritage was only an added value. In the case of Lednice, the use of its heritage for tourism was one of the main development priorities. This paper further noted that cultural tourism is often seen as a sector of the economy rather than a part of the culture.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-04-21T06:02:50Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221089747
       
  • Conceptualising human and non-human marginalisation in tourism

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      Authors: Taufik Abdullah, Craig Lee, Neil Carr
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      The tourism industry can bring benefits to its stakeholders. However, some actors receive more benefits and/or disadvantages than others. This is related to marginalisation. As such, it is imperative to understand how the process of marginalisation occurs in tourism destinations. Previous studies have depicted cases of marginalisation in the tourism industry. Yet, there has been a dearth of analysis of the conceptualisation of the process of marginalisation within the industry. Consequently, this conceptual paper proposes a conceptual model of how marginalisation occurs in the tourism industry. The proposed model is situated in a tourism destination, and explains the marginalisation process among tourism actors that contribute to building tourist experiences. We argue that marginalisation is caused by power differentials in tourism destinations.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-04-19T02:55:37Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221089735
       
  • Implications of an exogenous shock (COVID-19) on wine tourism business: A
           Portuguese winery perspective

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      Authors: Alexandre Guedes, Britta Niklas, Robin M Back, João Rebelo
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      This study investigates the impact of an exogenous and unexpected shock (COVID-19) on the wine tourism business from the winery’s perspective. A sample of 146 Portuguese wineries was surveyed. The econometric results show that the share of wine tourism sales, the amount of dependence on exports and the assertiveness of brand recognition have a structural effect on direct-to-consumer tasting room wine sales, even when the winery’s business is disrupted by a shock that degrades the dynamics and flows of international trade. The research establishes a starting point that allows to understand the implications of an exogenous shock on the structure of the winery’s business, calling for further research on the firm’s economic performance as well as on the consumer’s behaviour in a post-pandemic context.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-04-18T07:27:11Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221085214
       
  • Work-family integration and segmentation in the gig economy: An
           exploratory study on Airbnb hosts' experiences

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      Authors: Suzanne C. de Janasz, Sowon Kim, Joy A. Schneer, Nicholas J. Beutell, Carol Wong
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      Currently, there are four million hosts on Airbnb worldwide (Airbnb (2021). Although the number of Airbnb hosts keeps on rising, little is known about their experiences, as most studies on accommodation sharing services have predominantly focused on guests’ perspectives. This exploratory study investigates the work-family experiences of Airbnb hosts. Following preliminary interviews, we recruited Airbnb hosts to complete an online survey in which we examined the relationships between hosts’ preference for managing their work-family responsibilities (segmentation vs integration) in relation to work-family conflict, satisfaction, and intention to stay with Airbnb, and life satisfaction. Our results—from 136 respondents—indicated that Airbnb hosts who prefer segmentation (separating work and family) experience higher work-family conflict, which was associated with lower job satisfaction, life satisfaction, and intention to stay, compared to those who prefer integration (mixing work and family). Indirect effects were also found; work-family conflict mediated the relationship between segmentation preference and the studied outcomes. Findings suggest that work-family conflict needs to be re-examined in light of the unique demands associated with the gig economy. This study breaks new ground by investigating the work-family lives of Airbnb hosts, with important consequences for individuals, families, guests, and communities.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-04-15T06:10:24Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221085211
       
  • Topic and sentiment analysis of crisis communications about the COVID-19
           pandemic in Twitter’s tourism hashtags

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      Authors: Orly Carvache-Franco, Mauricio Carvache-Franco, Wilmer Carvache-Franco, Kevin Iturralde
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      The purpose of this paper was to assess Twitter as a means of communication during tourism crises with the following objectives: (a) identify the topics that are discussed, (b) establish the text sentiment, and (c) determine the differences in gender regarding the topics under discussion and the text sentiment. The data were collected from Twitter between March and April 2020. Using big data software, this study extracted 123,868 tweets globally in different languages through the Twitter API of popular tourism hashtags. Two techniques were applied: word association and sentiment analysis. The results show that the communication made through Tweets has the characteristics of a crisis communication related to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the tourism industry. The theoretical contribution of the research is that Twitter in social media is an effective means of communication during pandemic crises and contributes to reducing negative perceptions and adverse effects of the tourism crises in companies and destinations. The practical contribution of the research is that Twitter can be used as a means of communication helping the communication strategies of companies and organizations.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-04-13T09:34:14Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221085470
       
  • A crypto-tourism case study of agnes water/seventeen seventy, Australia

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      Authors: Shu-Hsiang (Ava) Chen, Aaron Tham
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      This research note explores the under-investigated assumption that cryptocurrencies are a panacea to stimulate regional tourism demand. Through the application of Rogers’ Diffusion of Innovation Theory, a case study was designed to examine the cryptocurrency effect on two adjacent towns of Agnes Water and 17 70 in Central Queensland, Australia. The findings revealed three major factors that led to merchant receptivity for adopting cryptocurrencies - First, a novelty effect perceived as a good strategy to induce consumer spend. Second, the low entry barriers for merchants adopting cryptocurrencies to conduct transactions. Third, cryptocurrencies incurred zero overhead costs. Nevertheless, the favorable attitudes of these merchants towards cryptocurrencies require a demand-side intention to use such tools during tourist visits to these regional destinations. Other regional tourism destinations will need to consider other ways of integrating such digital innovations to their landscapes.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-04-12T01:16:48Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221085472
       
  • How are tourism businesses adapting to COVID-19' Perspectives from the
           fright tourism industry

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      Authors: Susan Weidmann, Sebastian Filep, Brent Lovelock
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      The COVID-19 pandemic has seriously impacted the global tourism industry, effecting the livelihoods of millions of tourism workers and disrupting host communities. Current research in tourism management has focused on understanding the economic, social and political impacts of the pandemic. This professional perspective aims to examine operational adaptations that businesses in the fright tourism industry have adopted under the COVID-19 pandemic circumstances. The study collated industry association press releases, undertaking content analysis to examine the changes businesses employed to adapt during the pandemic. Findings suggest that businesses made a variety of operational changes, such as changing queueing, diversification of props and changes to make-up hygiene, allowing these businesses to survive pandemic imperatives.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-04-07T05:24:22Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221085217
       
  • Enhancing post‐COVID-19 work resilience in hospitality: A micro-level
           crisis management framework

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      Authors: Yi-Ling Lai, Wenjie Cai
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      COVID-19 has led to immense impacts on the hospitality sector, putting millions of jobs at risk. The uncertainty has resulted in significant psychological effects on service staff. Developing on micro-level interpersonal interactions between line managers and service staff, this article aims to propose a bottom-up approach to alleviate service staff’s anxiety and enhance their work resilience during and after the pandemic. The proposed conceptual framework synthesised the personal uncertainty constructs, self-determination theory (SDT) and leader-member exchange (LMX) to address the psychological issues that emerged from a prolonged ambiguous and unsettled period. The framework proposes that interpersonal exchanges at the micro-level can strengthen service staff’s intrinsic motivation and resilience. This article offers new insights into crisis management research and practice in the hospitality sector by developing a people-centred approach. At the micro-level, this framework offers a holistic strategy, including a flat team structure, uncertainty-embracing organisational environment, transparent decision-making process and sympathetic behaviours from leaders to facilitate service staff to develop greater coping mechanisms for the unknown future. Furthermore, this framework provides organisations preliminary guidelines to establish a longitudinal preventive strategy to strengthen employees’ work resilience.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-03-11T09:48:36Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221075182
       
  • Challenges to “going local”: Lessons from direct food sourcing
           initiatives in Cusco, Peru

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      Authors: Trent Blare, Jason Donovan
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      Restaurants can improve the quality and reliability of their input supplies and gain favor with consumers through direct sourcing while also contributing to development goals around sustainable production and income generation. However, limited evidence exists on the willingness of restaurants to invest in direct sourcing, the implications of these linkages, and the options to achieve scale. We interviewed 46 restaurants to examine their preferences and experiences in sourcing local foods and analyzed three cases that link local production to the tourist sector in Cusco, Peru. Results suggest that the interventions succeeded in providing a few restaurants with high value food. However, the interventions failed to deliver impact at scale. Bottlenecks included low business capacities in farmer organizations, limited support from NGOs and the government, and weak incentives for restaurants. We conclude with a discussion on the changes needed in the business and policy environment for achieving greater impact at scale.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-03-02T04:23:22Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221074923
       
  • A comparison of stakeholder perspectives of tourism development in Sapa,
           Vietnam

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      Authors: Huy Van Nguyen, Diane Lee, Carol Warren
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      Weber’s theory of formal and substantive rationality (WFSR) explains the range of people’s motivations when engaging in different forms of economic activity. Human rationality is driven by formal rationality, which focuses on economic gains, and substantive rationality which considers non-economic factors such as power, trust, and cultural values that could offset the shortcomings of social exchange theory (SET). The study used the exploratory sequential mixed method including semi-structured interviews with key tourism stakeholders and follow-up survey. Most stakeholders from both groups agreed that tourism brings about economic benefits and employment opportunities; however, tourism results in adverse environmental and cultural impacts. Sapa stakeholders generally support tourism development for both economic and non-economic reasons. The findings of this study do support that the SET and Weber’s theory explain the contradictory perspectives of multiple ethnic groups in the community. Specifically, in this study, the perspectives of Kinh respondents regarding impacts of tourism development were found to be quite contradictory compared to those of the ethnic minority groups. Such contradictions could present a challenge to the application of participatory approaches in tourism development and the development of a “shared vision” among tourism stakeholders. Implications for tourism planners and suggestions for future research are also discussed.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-02-28T09:58:13Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221075179
       
  • Motivational factors to participate in conferences and gender differences

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      Authors: Jesús Manuel López-Bonilla, Sandra Monroy-Rodríguez, Luis Miguel López-Bonilla, Concepción Granados-Perea
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      Conference tourism is of growing importance for destinations, although has been severely impacted by the travel and venue capacity restrictions caused by COVID-19. The main aim of this study is to analyse the motivation of conference tourism demand from a gender-based perspective. Data were gathered using an online survey instrument developed on the basis of a literature review. A total of 265 responses received were subjected to exploratory factor, ANOVA and logistic regression analyses. The sample was composed of 52.5% men and 47.5% women and the average age of respondents was 44.25 (SD = 9.87). The results indicated five motivating factors for attending conferences: Destination and leisure, academic and professional development, networking, travelability and cost. Significant gender differences were found in the first four factors. Female attendees at conferences considered these factors more important than male attendees did. The implications of these findings for conference organisers are discussed.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-02-27T12:34:13Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221075735
       
  • Tracking changes in tourism demand with point-of-sale data: The case of
           Portugal

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      Authors: Carlos P Marques, Alexandre S Guedes, Ricardo Bento
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      This study extends the literature on big data applied to tourism by validating the significance of point-of-sale (POS) electronic transactions, which have received little attention within tourism literature, as a reliable and effective alternative to surveys on guests stays at tourist accommodation establishments. Compared with official statistics on occupancy of tourist accommodation establishments, data on POS transactions tend to exhibit greater volatility and a less adverse year-on-year variation during the COVID-19 pandemic in Portugal. Still, both data sources reveal the same underlying trend. POS electronic payments, namely, at lodging establishments, deliver timely data for most municipalities in Portugal, filling in significant data gaps in many low-density areas, where statistical confidentiality is imposed in tourism indicators. This supports POS data’s effectiveness to analyse regional inequalities at the municipal level, allowing to gain a clearer understanding of the impacts of COVID-19 in domestic tourism.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-02-11T11:26:22Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221075175
       
  • Profiles and factors influencing spending of wine tourists in Mendoza

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      Authors: Leonardo Javier Santoni, Jimena Estrella Orrego, Alejandro Gennari, German Puga
      First page: 403
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      Mendoza is the main province of Argentina in terms of both wine production and wine tourism. While more than one million wine tourists visit Mendoza every year, little is known about the characteristics of these tourists. The aims of this study are to describe the profiles of wine tourists in Mendoza and to analyse the variables influencing their spending. This is, to our knowledge, the first study addressing any of these aims in Argentina. We conducted 427 surveys to wine tourists in the main wine regions of Mendoza. The descriptive analysis of the survey results allows us to derive recommendations for both the private and the public sector. We also used this survey to perform a statistical analysis of the variables influencing spending in wine tourism, which allows us to recommend promotional strategies and marketing efforts that may have a higher return.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-02-14T07:14:59Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584211055140
       
  • A critical evaluation of mobile guided tour apps: Motivators and
           inhibitors for tour guides and customers

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      Authors: Ekaterina Podsukhina, Melanie Kay Smith, Ivett Pinke-Sziva
      First page: 414
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      This paper identifies the motivators and inhibitors for using mobile tour guiding apps from the perspective of tour guides and customers. The study provides insights into the challenges of designing and developing apps through the evaluation of an existing tour guiding app and makes recommendations for further improvement. In-depth interviews were undertaken with tour guides from the WeGoTrip App as well as a sample of their customers. This study has important implications for app designers in terms of usability of such apps. It provides insights into the readiness of guides to adopt and promote such new developments, as well as the experiences of potential customers. The paper contributes to technology acceptance literature in the under-researched area of mobile app technology acceptance. The focus is on the motivators/inhibitors of guides and tourists to use/re-use mobile apps in the context of guided tours.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-03-11T05:34:41Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584211055819
       
  • Analyzing the influence of short-term rental platforms on housing
           affordability in global urban destination neighborhoods

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      Authors: Lluís Garay-Tamajón, Josep Lladós-Masllorens, Antoni Meseguer-Artola, Soledad Morales-Pérez
      First page: 444
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      In the last decade, global urban destinations have witnessed an unprecedented wave of tourism growth based on the development of short-term rental platforms (STAP) and of a particular platform, Airbnb. Literature has demonstrated this growth’s influence in different contexts, highlighting its impact on housing markets, mostly at the city level and through correlation or regression analyses. This study goes a step further, focusing on the neighborhood level for the case of Barcelona (Spain) and using k-means clustering. Results show how the concentration of Airbnb listings in “highly touristified” and “trendy” neighborhoods has been associated with an increase in rental prices in these areas. Moreover, the subsequent increase in the demand for tourism-related services in these neighborhoods has led to a displacement of residents to peripheral neighborhoods, which has also put pressure on these areas’ housing prices. These processes have been accompanied by an increasing reaction from local anti-tourism movements. Based on these findings, we suggest that global urban destinations managers need to manage STAP and tourism-related service development not only in relation to the tourism industry but also regarding its impact on the conditions of residents and should consider the neighborhood as a primary management unit when designing the necessary regulations.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-01-22T02:50:21Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584211057568
       
  • A value chain perspective of the new normal travel behaviour: A case study
           of Indonesian millennials

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      Authors: Rio Benedicto Bire, Yudha Eka Nugraha
      First page: 462
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      The COVID-19 pandemic is utterly reshaping the travelling industry. Accordingly, the tourism supply chain is presented with a tremendous challenge for adjusting towards new trends in travel, which stem from changes in tourist behaviours. This paper examines the contemporary millennial behavioural preferences within a tourism value chain perspective, a theme that is largely overlooked in literature. In carrying out the agenda, we employed a multi-attribute decision-making approach in PROMETHEE II, one which is new to the study of tourists’ behaviour. A sample of 316 Indonesian millennials who conducted domestic travel post–COVID-19 outbreak participated in the survey. Research results highlighted imagery user generated content (UGC), direct information from close relatives, accommodation services, self-catered experience and nature-based attractions to mostly resonate with the millennial traveller. In light of the results, we presented managerial implications that shed light for adjustments in the tourism value chain. This study contributes to extend the knowledge of millennials travelling behaviour from an alternative standpoint.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-01-12T12:25:54Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584211065615
       
  • Key preferences of tourists during COVID-19 pandemic in luxury hotels:
           Evidence from qualitative data

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      Authors: Tanveer Kajla, Sahil Raj, Sharad Sharma, Mahesh Joshi, Amanpreet Kaur
      First page: 473
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      There is a decline in revenue and occupancy rates in the hotels during the pandemic. For the sustainable and long-term recovery of the hotel industry, the guests need to be analyzed for their stay preferences. This study attempts to find the preferred attributes of the travelers visiting the Indian luxury hotels during the COVID-19 pandemic. The research investigated the post-visit experiences from the online reviews published by tourists on TripAdvisor.com. Thematic salience valence analysis and lexical salience valence analysis was used to identify the vital attributes of the hotel industry. The study revealed staff, location, food, hygiene, and rooms as the preferred hotel attributes, in which the coastal locations were highly considered for location based marketing of luxury hotels, and non-compliance of COVID-19 standards and complaints for upgradations in the rooms were the non-recommenders for the luxury hotels. The dashboard-based salience valence zone analysis was used to provide suggestions to the hotel authorities by revealing the significant and critical hotel attributes simultaneously for prompt handling of the issues during the COVID-19 pandemic.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-02-25T09:45:13Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584211066742
       
  • Job satisfaction and potential opportunities for career growth among hotel
           employees: The case of Oman

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      Authors: Osman El-Said, Heba Aziz
      First page: 488
      Abstract: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Ahead of Print.
      As with other Gulf Cooperation Council countries, Oman is attempting to increase the number of citizens employed in its hospitality sector. Although several government initiatives have been launched to address this issue, the number of Omanis employed in the hospitality sector continues to be low. The current study aims to determine the causes for this disinterest within the hotel industry. Under the premise that the industry’s negative image stems from the experiences of existing Omani hotel employees, the current study investigates their job satisfaction, work-related challenges, and commitment to hotel employment. A mixed methods study was conducted among Omani employees of four- and five-star hotels in Muscat using focus-groups and a structured questionnaire. The results reveal strong dissatisfaction with financial compensation and the limited growth opportunities. The authors conclude that government intervention is required and, beyond improving entrance to hospitality employment, local authorities should be concerned with the growth and development of employees. Further theoretical and practical implications are discussed.
      Citation: Tourism and Hospitality Research
      PubDate: 2022-03-02T04:20:55Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14673584221074925
       
 
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