Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research IJCTHR

with special focus on festival tourism

Call for Papers


International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research

Special Issue Editors: T.C. Huan, National Penghu University, ROC, Chih-Hsien Hsu,

Asia University, ROC, and Bing Pan, College of Charleston, USA


Deadline for submission: 15 June 2010


This special issue is to encourage consideration of principles and practices regarding

festival tourism. A broad range of research on festival tourism is appropriate for

submission. Papers may be either conceptual or empirical. All papers should include a

comprehensive review and analysis of the literature and an elaboration on research

strategy. Conceptual papers are expected to provide strong arguments and new

theoretical perspectives on festival tourism. Empirical papers may have a case study focus.


Empirical papers must cover methodological issues; have a focused discussion of

empirical findings with appropriate conclusions; and cover policy, planning or

management implications. Submissions can be based on data for one case study but

research must have broad implications or applications relating to other cases of festival

tourism. In other words, studying a case without clear and important ramifications being

developed for theory or methodology is not acceptable.

Possible topics are the following:

• Improving viability of festival tourism (e.g., by tuning offerings to markets)

• Research methodology for studying festival tourism

• Theoretical or practical implications from consideration of festival tourism in

different countries or regions

• Innovation that works in providing, changing, marketing festival tourism

regarding sport, musical, culture, and so on (description of innovation and its

justification as working)


Guest Editors: Please submit your manuscript to all three editors of this special issue:

Tzung-Cheng (T.C.) Huan, Professor & Dean of the College of Tourism and Leisure,

National Penghu University, 300, Liu-Ho Rd., Makung, Penghu, Taiwan 880, Tel: 886-

916-051-041 (; Chih-Hsien Hsu, Department of Leisure, and

Recreation Management, Asia University, 500 Lioufeng Road, Wufeng, Taichung

County 41354, Taiwan, ROC (mailto:; Bing Pan, Assistant Professor

and Head of Research, Office of Tourism Analysis and Department of Hospitality and

Tourism Management , College of Charleston, USA (Email: Office: 66

George St, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC 29424, USA, Phone: (843) 953-2025,

Fax: (843) 953-5697.


Information for Making a Submission: Potential contributors can access the IJCTHR

homepage at for

comprehensive authors’ guidelines. In addition to following all IJCTHR guidelines

articles should have a corresponding author designated to receive correspondence

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