'The Future of Hotels', Special Issue of the Journal of Vacation Marketing.
Call for Papers Date:
Purpose of a special issue – The Future of Hotels The Journal of Vacation Marketing will dedicate a special issue to ‘The Future of Hotels’. The objective of the special issue is to provide a timely and informative range of articles about the future of hotels across a multi-disciplinary consumer behaviour, and services marketing related dimensions. This special issue will consist of 6-8 research papers from leading researchers, whether insight or foresight papers addressing the challenges facing the sector, thus enabling managers, students and researchers with an understanding of the future. Papers will be selected from a general call and by invitation.
Content call for paper What will the hotel industry of the future look like? Given that travel is now the most searched item on the internet. How will the industry change and adapt to new consumer demands and the rapid pace of technological change, given the arrival of new mobile technologies, robotic staff and intelligent IT systems. Will hotels chains be able to move beyond the current industrialised and standardised design models? Can they embrace service customisation, localised design, sustainability and embrace an unfolding technological revolution? What will the hotel of the future look like – and what new segments will emerge? What will its service systems, marketing distribution channels and revenue management models be? How will the trends of demography, new travel patterns and disruptive innovation shape the future? In turn, what are the implications for the current industry and academic who are educating the next generation of managers?
Leading researchers The Journal of Vacation Marketing calls upon leading researchers to ponder these questions across a range of disciplines from consumer behaviour, to consumption, to new product/service design and adoption of technology - through empirical and conceptual papers expanding on the impacts of change, theoretical development, future models of hotels and scenarios about the medium to long term future are encouraged. Six to eight research papers whether conceptual, applied or case studies of 4,000-7,000 words in length will be published.
Intention to submit Please submit an outline abstract of no more than 350 words by 26th September 2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org outlining the following:
Title of proposed paper
Contributing authors and contact details
Significance and importance of the research from a futures perspective
Summary of key concepts, research framework and research methodology
Please include an email header: Special Issue - Future of Hotels – Journal of Vacation Marketing
If provisionally accepted, full papers are to be submitted by 17th April 2015 for double blind review in line with Journal of Vacation Marketing. Click here to view. Please feel free to contact any of the guest editors for advice about your submission via email@example.com.
Dr Ian Yeoman, Associate Professor of Tourism Futures, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and Lector, European Tourism Futures Institute, Netherlands
Dr. Albert Postma, Professor of Scenario Planning, European Tourism Futures Institute, Netherlands.
Professor Conrad Lashley, Hotel Management School, Stenden University, Netherlands.
Dr. Jeroen Oskam, Programme Manager, European Tourism Futures Institute, Netherlands.
Dr. Ian Yeoman
European Tourism Futures Institute
PO Box 1298
8900 CG Leeuwarden THE NETHERLANDS
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