Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Management (JHTM) 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 will increase the profile and position of the journal, while rewarding the authors and reviewers who have helped make it an outstanding title. It is also hoped that the awards will boost loyalty and good work amongst authors and reviewers, and inspire authors to (re)submit high quality studies. The awards are presented during the gala of the annual CAUTHE conference.

**Free access to the award winning papers will be granted until end of April 2017.

Best paper award

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

Highly commended paper awards

2017 Returning to paradise: Investigating issues of tourism crisis and disaster recovery on the island of Bali. Yetta Gurtner

2017 Developing a people-technology hybrids model to unleash innovation and creativity: The new hospitality frontier. Jay Kandampully, Anil Bilgihan, Tingting Zhang

Best reviewer awards


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

Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Management (JHTM) Awards