Experiential Training Exercises in Tourism Decision-Making/management

International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research

ISSN: 1750-6182

Article publication date: 28 March 2008



(2008), "Experiential Training Exercises in Tourism Decision-Making/management", International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, Vol. 2 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijcthr.2008.32702aaa.002



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Experiential Training Exercises in Tourism Decision-Making/management

Article Type: Call for papers From: International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, Volume 2, Issue 1.

Experiential Training Exercises in Tourism Decision-Making/ managementwww.emeraldinsight.com/info/journals/ijcthr/Experiential_training_exercises_cfp.jsp

Deadline 15 April 2008

Guest Editors

Drew MartinCollege of Business and Economics, University of Hawaii at Hilo, 200 W. Kawili Street, Hilo, HI 96720, Tel: 808-974-7553 (drmartin@hawaii.edu). Arch Woodside Carroll School of Management, Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, Tel: 617-552-3069 (woodsiar@bc.edu).

Globally, tourism is an US$800 billion industry that dramatically affects many national, regional, and local economies. Given the importance of tourism to so many destinations, both executives and students of tourism management need a high level of experiential decision-making training in achieving effective outcomes for tourism marketing programs. Surprisingly, applied learning tools bridging gaps between theory and practice in this field are dwarfed by those found in the general field of marketing. To help close these gaps, the IJCTHR announces a call for a special issue on training exercises for tourism decision- making/management.

The development of training exercises provide opportunities for applied learning. These exercises should include both an introduction that describes the general theory or research issue as well as a discussion section that explains possible solution(s). Topics of particular interest include the following areas:

  • scanning and sense making of tourist behavior and management actions;

  • planning tourism strategies;

  • implementation of tourism programs or activities;

  • evaluating effectiveness and efficiency of tourism program actions/processes;

  • evaluating tourism program performance outcomes; and

  • administering tourism programs.

Please contact: Drew Martin (drmartin@hawaii.edu) with questions and to receive example articles published in prior issues of the IJCTHR that include tourism decision-making experiential training exercises.

Manuscript requirements

  • Manuscripts should be created using Microsoft Word and submitted as an e-mail attachment to both Drew Martin and Arch Woodside on or before April 15, 2008.

  • Include all authors and their full addresses on the cover page; include a separate abstract page.

  • Article length should be limited to 20 text pages, not counting the cover page, abstract and reference pages.

  • A brief autobiographical note should be supplied, including full name, affiliation, e-mail address, and full international contact details for all authors.

  • A structured abstract must be supplied and should be set out under 4-6 sub-headings: purpose; method/approach; findings; research limitations/implications (if applicable); practical implications (if applicable); and, the originality/ value of paper. Maximum is 250 words. For more information and guidance on structured abstracts visit: www.emeraldinsight.com/structuredabstracts

  • Six keywords on the abstract page should be provided which encapsulate the principal topics of the paper.

  • Submissions must be in American-Englishplease have a native or near-native American-English speaker review document before submission.

  • Send one Word file attachment of the complete manuscript (send one additional file of exhibits in Powerpoint if appropriate for the manuscript).


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