Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management Awards

The Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management (JHTM) makes awards each year to the authors of a best paper and two highly commended papers, and the best reviewers of the year. The awards are presented during the gala of the annual CAUTHE conference.

**Free access will be granted to the award winning papers for three months.

Best paper award

The award is based on usage statistics and Scopus citation counts of the published papers and an assessment of the papers’ contribution to the research field.

2020 Friend or Foe? The complex relationship between indigenous people and policymakers regarding rural tourism in Indonesia’. Ringkar Situmorang, Teddy Trilaksono and Arnold Japutra

2019 Developing a measurement scale for cultural values and norms of Chinese mass travelers. Lianping Ren and Hanqin Qiu

2018 Power in tourism stakeholder collaborations: Power types and power holders. Hiroaki Saito and Lisa Ruhanen

2017 Motivating frontline employees: Role of job characteristics in work and life satisfaction. Xinyuan Zhao, Richard Ghiselli, Rob Law and Jing Ma

Highly commended paper award


  • Advertising guilt-laden vacations: The cross-cultural efficacy of a guilt decreasing appeal. Girish Prayag, Isabella Soscia and Ozlem Hesapci
  • Pilgrimage: What drives pilgrim experiential supportive intentions? Hung-Che Wu, Ya-Yuan Chang and Tsung-Pao Wu




Best reviewer award

The top reviewer award was based on both the number and speed of the reviews, as well as the quality of the reviews provided by these individuals


  • Aaron Hsiao (Griffith University, Australia)


  • Mingming Cheng (University of Otago, New Zealand)
  • Sebastian Filep (University of Otago, New Zealand)


  • Joan Henderson (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Noel Scott (Griffith University, Australia)


  • Sebastian Filep (University of Otago, New Zealand)
  • Nuno Gustavo (ESHTE, Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Turismo do Estoril, Portugal)
  • Metin Kozak (Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi, Turkey)
  • Surej John(Waikato University, New Zealand)


Professor Marianna Sigala
University of South Australia