Call for papers: CAUTHE 2022 Hybrid Conference

Shaping the Next Normal in Tourism, Hospitality and Events

Hosted by Griffith University, 7 to 9 February 2022, Brisbane Australia

**Full Paper Deadline 15 October 2021** EXTENDED!!
**Working Paper Deadline 31 October 2021**

Tourism, hospitality and events are experiencing a time of unprecedented transformation, shaped by globalisation, technological advancement and social change. These sectors are normally considered resilient and adaptable, despite the adverse impacts of global financial crises, the pressing urgency to address climate change and associated increase in natural disasters, and potential for political instability. However, the global public health shock presented by the COVID-19 pandemic has decimated the global tourism and hospitality sectors, with unprecedented impacts due to travel restrictions aimed at halting transmission of the virus in many countries around the world.

The advent of the pandemic and subsequent implications for global mobility has generated substantial debate on the role of tourism, hospitality and events as an effective driver of sustainable development. Subsequently, there has been a call for increased attention from governments, businesses and scholars to understand the extent of the impact of COVID-19 on the sustainability and resilience of the global tourism and hospitality sectors. These sectors have transformed to a ‘new normal’ in direct response to the COVID-19 outbreak; nonetheless, attention is beginning to be directed to the ‘next normal’ in tourism, hospitality and events with a unique opportunity to consider how these sectors can be utilised as a force for positive societal change.

Consequently, CAUTHE 2022 is focused on shaping the ‘next normal’ in tourism, hospitality and events, with an emphasis on the role of research and education in generating constructive conversation designed to position these sectors as agents of sustainable development.

Conference research tracks

The CAUTHE 2022 Scientific Committee welcomes full research papers, working papers and poster presentations on a range of topics (‘tracks’) relating to this year’s theme Shaping the Next Normal in Tourism, Hospitality and Events. Given the interdisciplinary nature of these fields, coupled with the rapid and accelerated transformation of these sectors, the tracks for the CAUTHE 2022 Conference cut across disciplinary silos and seek to bring together ideas from a variety of fields in order to encourage the ‘next normal’ of thinking. The tracks are as follows:

  • PEOPLE (e.g., tourists, guests, hosts, workers, residents, communities, social sustainability, behaviours, attitudes): how are people impacted by, and how do people impact on, the ‘next normal’?
  • PLACE (e.g., destinations, attractions, workplaces, core-periphery, mobilities, virtual places): what are the factors influencing the place where tourism and hospitality experiences are delivered in the ‘next normal’?
  • PLANET (e.g., environmental sustainability, triple bottom line): how will the ‘next normal’ impact on the achievement of sustainability goals?
  • PANDEMIC (e.g., effect/impact of COVID, adaptation, resilience): how has the pandemic re-shaped ‘normal’ and what are the opportunities for adapting to the ‘next normal’?
  • PROMOTION (e.g., communicating value, public relations, target markets, ‘open for business’): how will the ‘next normal’ impact on tourism, hospitality and events offerings, marketing messages and communication channels?
  • POLICY & PLANNING (e.g., government, NGOs, modelling, collaboration): how can effective policy and planning responses be developed for the ‘next normal’?

Please carefully consider the track descriptions and example topics for inspiration and/or guidance on developing your paper. You will be required to select one track for the submission of your manuscript (although the submission topic may relate to more than one track).

Submission guidelines and procedures

All submissions must follow the guidelines outlined in the Author Paper Formatting guidelines.

When you submit your paper, you will be asked to sign an agreement about the use of the paper. Your paper should be identified clearly as a full research paper or a working research paper. If your paper is accepted, at least one author must register, pay and attend the conference to present the paper.

All paper submissions must also include a Transfer of Copyright Agreement. This form must be read and consented as part of your paper submission.

All submissions will go through a blind peer review process managed by the Co-Chairs of the Scientific Committee, in conjunction with the Scientific Committee’s Editorial Board and other members of the Scientific Committee. All submissions will be provided with reviewers’ feedback and suggestions to further improve the quality of the submission.

More information about the online submission process for papers, including a links to guidelines and agreements will be on the official conference website, to be released in due course.

Full Research Papers

Papers submitted in this category are research work, or work presenting conceptual and theoretical development, that are complete. The paper should be approximately 4,000-5,000 words (including references, tables and figures) and will be double-blind, peer reviewed by two reviewers nominated by the Scientific Committee. All papers must be original submissions that have not already been published.

Full research papers are eligible for nomination by reviewers for the ‘CAUTHE Award for Best Full Paper’. Full research papers submitted by a PhD student on work derived from their study are eligible for nomination by the reviewers for the ‘Bill Faulkner Memorial Award for Best PhD Paper’. To qualify in this category, the primary author must be a student and the author’s registered supervisor must be listed as the co-author. More information about Awards can be found at CAUTHE Awards.

Working Research Papers

Working papers are those for which a substantial amount of the research work, or conceptual and theoretical development is mostly complete. Working papers should be around 1,200-1,500 words (including references, tables and figures). The paper will be blind peer-reviewed by the Scientific Committee. All papers must be original submissions that have never been published.

Presenting your paper at the conference

There are three presentation formats:

  1. 10-minute oral presentation (+ 5 minutes Q&A)
  2. 5-minute “lightning” oral presentation (+ 5 minutes Q&A)
  3. Poster presentations

CAUTHE 2022 is a hybrid conference and each presentation format will be available to both in-person and online delegates. You can note your preferred presentation format when submitting your paper. While every attempt will be made to accommodate your preference, please note it may not be possible to accommodate every delegate’s first preference.

The intention is for all online presenters to present live. However, we require all online presentations to be pre-recorded to reduce the risk of an individual presenter having a technology problem when it is time for them to present.

Important dates

  • Full paper submission: 15 October 2021
  • Working paper submission: 31 October 2021
  • Author feedback: 30 November 2021
  • Submission of revised papers: 15 December 2021
  • CAUTHE 2022 Conference (Brisbane & Online): 7-9 Feb 2022

PLEASE NOTE: This is a notification of the Call For Papers. In due course, an official conference website will be communicated, along with links to paper submission guidelines. In the meantime, please proceed with your preparing your paper for the CAUTHE 2022 Conference.