Call for Book Chapter Submissions: ‘Gay Tourism: New Perspectives’ (working title)

This book aims to address the newly emerging and shifting issues in the field of gay tourism*, especially in light of significant societal and technological change (Monterrubio 2018; Vorobjovas-Pinta & Hardy 2016). Whilst the last decade marked a tremendous change in LGBT rights, it also presented new issues and challenges. This book hopes to capture how these changes have affected the behaviour and motivations of gay travellers.

In addition, gay travel research has been dominated by Western perspectives and traditions. As such, it is necessary to incorporate voices from non-Western perspectives and cultures. To date, the emphasis within the small amount of existing literature pertaining to gay travel research in non-Western countries has been on the negative perceptions associated with such travel. This book calls for more nuanced research on this dimension as it sees the opportunity to contribute towards a broader understanding of gay tourism on a global scale.

We invite you to participate by submitting chapter proposals in the form of abstracts about aspects of gay tourism and new perspectives in the field on the following topics, but not limited to:

  • Gay tourism and the non-Western world
  • Gay tourism in the digital world
  • Gay tourism and destination branding
  • Commercialisation of gay events
  • Gay tourism and societal change
  • Politics of gay tourism
  • Gay leisure (e.g. cruises, resorts, shopping)

* The term gay is used here in a broader sense. It includes a variety of terms such as LGBT, homosexual, queer, lesbian and gay men, as this reflects the diversity of terms found within the literature.

Structure of the book: Each chapter will be between 5000-6000 words. The book will comprise 13-15 chapters.

Target market: Researchers and postgraduate students.

Editor: Dr Oskaras Vorobjovas-Pinta (University of Tasmania, Australia).

Publisher: In negotiation with Channel View Publications. Estimated publication date – July 2019.


Abstract submission deadline: 23 April 2018

Proposal acceptance notification: 4 June 2018

Contributions submission deadline: 15 September 2018

Contributions reviewed returned to authors: 1 December 2018

Revised contributions submission: 1 March 2019

Please submit your proposals by sending your application by 23 April 2018 to [email protected].

Your proposal should include:

  • 150-200 word abstract;
  • Author(s)’ biography (50-75 words) and contact information (name, role, institution, email and mail);
  • The abstract must be in English and submitted in Word format (.doc or .docx) – Times New Roman, font 12;
  • If accepted, full contributions are expected to be a maximum of 6000 words including references;
  • Referencing should follow APA guidelines, and
  • Each contribution must be original and unpublished work. It should not be submitted for publication elsewhere.

Further enquiries: Dr Oskaras Vorobjovas-Pinta, [email protected]