2022 JHTM Online Research Symposium

Rethinking Tourism & Hospitality Research: Refreshing agendas and approaches

Dates

6 December 2022: 16:00 – 21:00 (London time)
7 December 2022: 14:00 – 19:00 (Sydney time)

The Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management (JHTM) is CAUTHE’s official journal. The JHTM is recognised as one of the top ranked journals in its field. Currently, JHTM has an SSCI impact factor of 7.629 and it is ranked 12th of journals in hospitality, leisure, sports & tourism and 45th of journals in management (SSCI Journal Impact Factor rankings). The JHTM is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary journal that publishes research making clear and significant theoretical and practical contributions in the fields of travel, tourism, hospitality, leisure, recreation and/or event management. The journal welcomes theoretical and methodological pluralism, as well as it equally values both conceptual and empirical research studies.

Purpose and theme

The JHTM has been hosting an annual research symposium and paper hackathon since 2018. Since the COVID-19 period, the JHTM research symposia have been conducted online. We believe the digitised format can help increase the scope and impacts of the event, and maximise its benefits to the international research community. The 2021 JHTM Online Research Symposium attracted more than 300+ international participants.

The continuous growth and advancement of JHTM greatly relies on the support and engagement of the research community, contributing authors, reviewers, readers and supporters. Thus, we are committed to create this platform of knowledge sharing and exchange and to give back to the whole community. This is particularly important during this period with limited university budgets for business travel, but with increasing pressures to publish and (out)perform. These adverse circumstances penalise more early and mid-career scholars (and those who are relatively new to research), as they have little access to scholarly events, such as conferences and workshops, where they could develop or further enhance their research skills, seek mentorship supports, and build their own research networks that are essential for collaborations.

The 2022 JHTM Research Symposium aims to provide researchers professional development and networking opportunities. The event brings together internationally well-known scholars and industry professionals to share their experience and knowledge about contemporary issues in tourism research and industry alike. Embracing its title Rethinking Tourism & Hospitality Research: Refreshing agendas and approaches the events’ programme features various interactive, edutaining, thought stimulating but also provoking sessions that enable us to: develop and challenge our research skills and mindsets; and get us more prepared to address the research challenges and exploit the opportunities arising in the post COVID-19 period.

Aims and program

The 2022 JHTM Research Symposium brings together editors, researchers and industry professionals to share their expertise, network, foster conversations between researchers and the industry, with the aim to advance research in the field of tourism, hospitality and events. The 2022 program features:

  • Two eminent keynote speakers, one well-established scholar and one worldwide tourism professional expert, sharing their knowledge on their specific area of expertise.
  • Two discussion panels elaborating on contemporary issues in research and publications:
    • A discussion panel bringing together editors of top ranked journals to discuss ‘How can we conduct research with real world impacts? What are journal editors looking for when judging about the practical implications of a study?’
    • A discussion panel on ‘Sustainability in tourism, hospitality and events: a refreshed research agenda’ featuring distinguished researchers and industry professionals
  • Eight interactive workshops delivered by internationally known scholars. Each workshop focuses on a specific aspect of research. Holistically, these workshops present and explain to participants how to design, implement and publish research studies from conceptualisation, research design, to data analysis, paper writing, submission and revisions. These workshops are great professional development opportunities to both early career and mature researchers.

Program

6 December 2022 (London Time)

16:00 – 16:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome and opening

Meet the JHTM editorial team: Panel Discussion

Editor-in-Chief: JHTM 

  • Professor Marianna Sigala, University of Piraeus, Greece

Editorial Team: JHTM

  • Dr. Edmund Goh, Bond University, Australia
  • Dr. Xi Y. Leung, University of North Texas, USA
  • Associate Professor S. Mostafa Rasoolimanesh, Taylor’s University Malaysia
  • Dr. Ching-Hui (Joan) Su, Iowa State University, USA
  • Dr. Aaron Tham, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia

16:30 – 17:15

 

 

Keynote Speaker

Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality: Research gaps, opportunities, and challenges

  • Professor Willy Legrand, IU International University of Applied Sciences, Germany

17:15 – 17:30

Short Break

17:30 – 18:30

 

 

 

 

Research Symposium Workshops: two parallel sessions

Workshop 1: Research agenda for event management and event tourism

  • Dr. Ching-Hui (Joan) Su, Iowa State University, USA

Workshop 2: Design and Publish Mixed-method Research

  • Professor Emily Ma, University of Surrey, UK

18:30 – 18:45

Short Break

18:45 – 19:45

 

 

 

 

Research Symposium Workshops: two parallel sessions

Workshop 1: Experimental design in hospitality and tourism

  • Dr. Xi Y. Leung, University of North Texas, USA

Workshop 2: Projective research: exploring predictions and hindsight in hospitality

  • Professor Alex Paraskevas, University of West London, UK

20:00 – 21:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discussion Panel

Sustainability in tourism, hospitality and events: a refreshed research agenda 

Chair

  • Professor Marianna Sigala, University of Piraeus, Greece

Panel Members

  • Dr Jonathon Day, Purdue University, U.S.A.
  • Catherine Dolton, Chief Sustainability Officer, IHG Hotels & Resorts®
  • Professor Xavier Font, University of Surrey, UK
  • Professor Stefan Gössling, Lund University, Sweden

7 December 2022 (Sydney Time)

14:00 – 15:00

 

 

 

 

 

Research Symposium Workshops: two parallel sessions

Workshop 1: Secondary data collection and analysis in tourism and hospitality

  • Dr. Yang Yang, Temple University, U.S.A.

Workshop 2: Using Leximancer in Tourism, Hospitality and Events Qualitative Research: More than just generating pretty visual concept diagrams

  • Dr. Edmund Goh, Bond University, Australia

15:15 – 16:15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discussion Panel

How can we conduct research with real world impacts?
What are journal editors looking for when judging about the practical implications of a study? 

Chair

  • Dr. Aaron Tham, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia

Panel Members

  • Professor Joseph Cheer, Co-Editor in Chief Tourism Geographies, Wakayama University, Japan
  • Dr. Alan Fyall, Co-Editor Journal of Destination Marketing & Management, University of Central Florida, U.S.A.
  • Professor Cathy Hsu, Editor-in-Chief Tourism Management, Hong Kong PolyU
  • Professor Catheryn Khoo, Editor-in-Chief, Tourism Management Perspectives, Torrens University, Australia
  • Professor Peter Kim, Co-Editor in Chief Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
  • Professor Marianna Sigala, Editor-in-Chief Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Management, University of Piraeus, Greece

16:30 – 17:30

 

 

Keynote Speaker

Open For Happiness – reopening destination Fiji sustainably and responsibly

  • Emma Campbell, Tourism Fiji

17:45 – 18:45

 

 

 

 

Research Symposium Workshops: two parallel sessions

Workshop 1: Theoretical vs. Conceptual framework

  • Associate Professor S. Mostafa Rasoolimanesh, Taylor’s University, Malaysia

Workshop 2: Design research: ontologies, methodologies and real-world relevance

  • Professor Xander Lub, Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

18:45 – 19:00

Closing Ceremony

Registration

The 2022 JHTM Research Symposium is supported and funded by the CAUTHE. The 2022 Research Symposium will take place online. Participation is FREE but real-time participants numbers will be capped to enable quality interactions and debates. Please ensure to register your interest to attend on time if you wish to participate online. The online sessions will be video-recorded and shared with all registered scholars to be watched for a limited time period.

Deadline for registration 20 November 2022 at 2022 JHTM Research Symposium.

Contacts

For more information please contact Professor Marianna Sigala, JHTM Editor-in-Chief

Or

Fani Eythimiadou, Chair of the Volunteers’ Organising Committee

Scientific Committee

Chair

Professor Marianna Sigala, Editor-In-Chief JHTM, University of Piraeus, Greece

Members

  • Dr. Edmund Goh, Bond University, Australia
  • Dr. Xi Y. Leung, University of North Texas, USA
  • Associate Professor S. Mostafa Rasoolimanesh, Taylor’s University, Malaysia
  • Dr. Ching-Hui (Joan) Su, Iowa State University, USA
  • Dr. Aaron Tham, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia

Organising Committee

Overall Chair

  • Professor Marianna Sigala, University of Piraeus, Greece

Chair of the Volunteers’ Organising Committee

  • Fani Eythimiadou, PhD Candidate, Hotel and Tourism Management, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

Members of the Organising Committee

  • John Powrie, HDR student, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
  • Lakshi Senevirathna, PhD Candidate Department of Tourism, Sports and Hotel Management, Griffith University, Australia
  • Danni Wang, PhD Candidate, School of Hotel and Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
  • Liyu Yang,  Master Student at the School of Tourism Sciences, Beijing International Studies University, China
  • Xin Zhang, Master by Research student, UniSA Business School, University of South Australia, Australia