Cihan Cobanoglu (University of Delaware)
Katerina Berezina (College of Hospitality and Technology Leadership, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, Sarasota, Florida, USA)

Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology

ISSN: 1757-9880

Article publication date: 16 March 2015


Cobanoglu, C. and Berezina, K. (2015), "Editorial", Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology, Vol. 6 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/JHTT-02-2015-0015



Emerald Group Publishing Limited


Article Type: Editorial From: Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology, Volume 6, Issue 1

Welcome to the fifth volume of Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology (JHTT). In 2015, we are very excited about the success and growth of JHTT. Over the past five years, JHTT has been serving a very special niche of research in hospitality and tourism technology by attracting high-quality manuscripts, continuously increasing the number of citations and growing the readership. Starting with this issue in 2015, JHTT expands its scope to include not only technology but also innovation. The Journal will welcome manuscripts investigating innovative approaches and processes that may benefit the hospitality and tourism industry and facilitate its further growth and development.

The very first issue of 2015 is a special issue prepared from the research works presented at the 3rd Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Marketing & Management Conference (AHTMMC), which marks the second special issue organized in partnership with AHTMMC. Building on the recent addition of innovation topics into the scope of JHTT, this special issue presents works focusing on technology (e.g. blogs and GPS), innovation and innovative forms of tourism (e.g. nostalgic tourism). We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Brendan T. Chen, Guest Editor; all authors; reviewers and organizers of the conference for their support and contribution to JHTT.

Cihan Cobanoglu - Editor-in-Chief

Berezina Katerina - Assistant Editor