Call For Papers

Tourism and Stakeholders’ Well-being (Special Issue – 2020)

Worldwide, tourism growth has been heterogeneous, due to both global and national societal changes that led to modifications in the tourists’ profiles and travel patterns, affecting host communities’ quality of life, as well as challenging and pressuring those who work in the sector. Regarding tourists, new markets are emerging as the result of new families’ typologies, population ageing, emergent economies, mutant values and lifestyles and the spread of technological changes that allow new ways of searching touristic products and services. Therefore, understanding the profiles, demand patterns, satisfaction levels and behaviours of these new tourists may help destinations to adjust their offer, increase their attraction potential and minimize unwanted tourism impacts.

Many destinations are becoming increasingly attractive to some of the new forms of mobility that somehow challenge the traditional definitions of tourism, including ‘residential tourism’, ‘lifestyle mobilities’, ‘lifestyle migration’, etc. Thus, another challenging research topic is the study of the host communities’ attitudes and behaviours towards the tourism phenomena, since tourism can affect their lives, in a positive or negative way.

Moreover, research should give attention to those working in the hospitality sector, trying to understand their employment and work conditions (namely the effects of seasonality and overwork), satisfaction levels, career expectations, gender discrimination and distress.

Papers to include in this publication will thus focus preferably on (though not limited to):

  • Tourists’ Well-being;
  • Tourism and residents;
  • Tourism and quality of life;
  • Second home Tourism;
  • Social Impacts of Tourism;
  • Cultural Impacts of Tourism;
  • Health Tourism;
  • Sports and Tourism;
  • Healthy Workplaces in Hospitality;
  • Lifestyle Mobilities and Migration.

Abstracts and full articles should be submitted until December 31, 2019 to Guest Editor(s):

Saul Neves de Jesus, PhD, University of Algarve/CinTurs:

Margarida Pocinho, PhD, University of Madeira/CinTurs:;

All papers will be peer-reviewed. Articles must follow the publication rules as presented in the Author Guidelines. Any comments or doubts should be sent to the guest editors.


CREATIVE TOURISM (Special Issue – 2020)

As tourists become more educated and skilled, they expect higher value from experiential activities at the destination. Accordingly, this value is increasingly dependent on application and development of personal creativity. Creative Tourism has emerged as a new form of tourism able to meet the expectations of creative tourists who desire to interact with the destination environment in a more participative way. In addition, destinations are facing worldwide competition and the need to reinvent or innovate tourism offerings is greater than ever. Thus, creative tourism is also being proposed as an opportunity for businesses and destinations to build uniqueness and differentiation based on singular local resources and heritage.

In this special issue of JSOD, researchers are challenged to address issues on creative tourism from both perspectives of demand and supply in order to uncover new paths for tourism research and practice.

Papers to include in this publication will thus focus preferably on (though not limited to):

  • Sustainability of creative tourism businesses
  • Creative experience design
  • Creative destinations
  • Creative tourist profile
  • Networking for creative tourism
  • Creative tourism and the co-creative tourist
  • The creativity of tourism communities
  • Linking culture and creative tourism
  • Building distinctiveness through creative tourism
  • The social impacts of creative tourism
  • Psychological benefits of creative tourism

Abstracts and full articles should be submitted until February 29, 2020 to Guest Editor(s):

All papers will be peer-reviewed. Articles must follow the publication rules as presented in the Author Guidelines. Any comments or doubts should be sent to the guest editors.