JHTM 2023 Best Papers & Reviewers Award winners

Read the top award papers free online only for limited time

The Annual JHTM Awards have become a cherished tradition over the past several years, serving as a platform to honor and celebrate exceptional contributions to our journal, both in terms of published papers and peer review.

The Annual JHTM Awards, made possible by the unwavering support of our research community, play a pivotal role in enhancing the prestige and quality of JHTM as a premier publication in the fields of tourism and hospitality (SSCI impact factor 8.3, A rating in ABDC list). They are eagerly anticipated by the communities we serve, as they acknowledge and reward the authors and reviewers whose dedication has elevated our journal to its esteemed status. The winners were officially announced during the annual CAUTHE 2024 Conference in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

It is with great pleasure that I announce and extend my heartfelt congratulations to the recipients of the 2023 Annual JTHM Awards

Award winning papers are available for a free download until 31 March 2024. Kindly find the links to access these papers below.

Videos of short presentations of the award wining papers are found at the CAUTHE Youtube Channel.

Thank you ALL for supporting JHTM. And the winners are …


A model of luxury lodge experience quality
Authors: Anita Manfreda a, Frans Melissen b, Rajka Presbury a, Scott Richardson a, Justin King c

Torrens University Australia, 82-98 Wakefield Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000, Adelaide, Australia; Breda University of Applied Sciences, PO. Box 3917, 4800, DX, Breda, the Netherlands; Vomo Island Resort, PO Box 5650, Lautoka, Fiji Islands


The more the better? Strategizing visual elements in social media marketing
Authors: Irene Cheng Chu Chan a, Zhaoyu Chen b, Daniel Leung c

School of Hospitality Management, Macao Institute for Tourism Studies, Macao; School of Tourism Management, Macao Institute for Tourism Studies, Avenida Padre Tomás Pereira, S.N., Taipa, Macao; School of Hotel and Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China


The role of tourism in healthy aging: An interdisciplinary literature review and conceptual model
Authors: Fangli Hu a, Jun Wen bIan Phau c, Tianyu Ying d, Joshua Aston b, Wei Wang a

Centre for Precision Health, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, WA, 6027, Australia; School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, WA, 6027, Australia; School of Marketing, Curtin Business School, Curtin University, 208 Kent Street, Bentley, WA, 6102, Australia; Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, School of Management, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 310058, PR China


  • Al-Ansi, Amr, Macau University of Science and Technology, Macao
  • Stylidis, Dimitrios, University of Crete, Greece
  • Sun, Jie, USA
  • Wen, Ju, Edith Cowan University, Australia
  • Yang, Shaohua, Anhui University of Technology, China

Congratulations to all the award-winning authors and reviewers! Their international profile also reflects the internationalisation and openness of the JHTM.

Sincere thanks to all the authors, reviewers, editorial board members, and JHTM community for your ongoing strong support.

Marianna Sigala
Editor-In-Chief Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Management