Call for Papers


Tourism is conceptualized as one of the active industries with great transformational response to national development. With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequential economic loss, an urgent exploration of alternatives for the revitalization of national economies has become imperative. The COVID-19 pandemic has debased the long term economic structure of most nations, hence the redirection of national policies to alternatives to save these nations from economic collapse. However, reformation agenda and opportunities are among the expectations of most nations in the post COVID-19 regime. Ideas and directions to alternatives are sought for, from various sectors of the economy.

This book project, therefore, is aimed at exploring further economic alternatives for nations, more especially developing nations, who may have felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic more than other nations, judging from their economic recovery strategies and availability of alternatives. The book project seeks to harness the potentialities of tourism to the reformation of national economies in the post-COVID-19 Twenty First Century. Other related industries to the tourism industry shall also be explored to examine how their impact can be translated to national reformation in the post-COVID-19 Twenty First Century. To this end, prospective contributors are required to explore these opportunities from their respective research interests that are related but not limited to the sub-topics below:

a. Tourism safety and security issues
b. The role of museums and monuments in national reformation
c. Hospitality management and national reformation
d. Archaeological perspectives and national reformation
e. Discussions and concepts in Heritage Tourism
f. Concepts and approaches in ecotourism discourse
g. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and tourism
h. Information technology and tourism business
i. Theories, models, paradigms and concepts in tourism
j. Tourism policies and laws
k. Cultural resource management and tourism

l. Overtourism and consequential impacts
m. Sustainable and responsible tourism discourse
n. Destination branding and rebranding
o. Transportation and travels
p. Safety perceptions and tourist spending
q. Rural communities and tourism projects
r. Tourism infrastructure and superstructure
s. Post-COVID-19 impacts on tourism and heritage studies
t. Curriculum development in tourism, hospitality and heritage studies
u. Multi-disciplinary studies in tourism and heritage research
v. Challenges of tourism development
w.The role of media and theatre in tourism development
x. Environmental issues and tourism development

Notes to contributors:

Well researched manuscripts should be submitted using the following guidelines:
Abstract: this should not be more than 200 words. Each abstract should reflect the following: problem of the study, objectives, methodology, finding and conclusion/recommendations, with 4-6 keywords.
The main text:this should be broken down into Introduction, Literature Review, Method, Result/Discussion, and Conclusions/Recommendations/Implications.

References:APAReferencing Style Sheet (6 Edition) is acceptable.
Structure: The manuscript should be in 12 points, Times New Romans, double line spacing, and not more than 6000 words. Figures and tables should be well titled, with their respective sources.
Plagiarism: Contributors are strongly advised to submit original works that are not plagiarized as they will be held responsible for any plagiarized content in their manuscripts. Work submitted to this book project should also not be under consideration in other publishing outlets.
Manuscript submission: All manuscripts should be submitted to: Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Key Dates:

1 September 2020- Commencement of submission of full papers by contributors
30 May 2021- End of submission of full papers by contributors
Reviews: All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed.

Accepted manuscripts will be published without publication fees.