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Article Type: Editorial From: Tourism Review, Volume 63, Issue 3
First of all, thank you for your interest and continuous support of Tourism Review.
This issue contains four papers. In the first contribution, Martina G. Gallarza and Irene Gil discuss the issue of value in tourism research by choosing Holbrook’s conceptual framework (definition and typology) to investigate the dimensionality of customer value in a travel-related context. In the second paper, Antonia M. Gil-Padilla and Tomás F. Espino-Rodríguez study how the strategic value of information systems affect the organizational performance of three-, four- and five-star hotels. The third paper by Ram Herstein and Yoram Mitki describes – by means of a case study – the process of designing a corporate identity for a hotel chain management firm based on the transition from a branded corporate identity to an endorsement corporate identity. Finally, the fourth paper by Hansruedi Müller and Fabian Weber evaluates possible impacts of climate change on tourism on a regional level by example of one of the prime Swiss destinations, the Bernese Oberland.
Starting 2009, and to further enhance the inflow of papers, the board of AIEST has decided to amend the formula of future AIEST conferences (please refer to the call for papers in the back of this issue). As in the past, AIEST conferences will be themed around a core topic. However, and to accommodate a limited number of other research results as well, an additional open topic stream will be provided. While the publication outlet for papers related to the core topic of the conference will be included in the printed conference proceedings (published by Erich Schmidt Verlag), the papers of the additional stream will be published in Tourism Review. Hence, we are looking forward to your papers for next year’s conference, which will take place in Savonlinna (Finland), from 23-27 August 2009.
Christian Laesser and Thomas Bieger