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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure & Events

For a Special Issue on
Dealing with Crisis: Policy Responses to Risk and Uncertainty

Manuscript deadline
30 November 2021

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Prof. Neelu Seetaram, Leeds Beckett University, UK
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Prof. Giray Gozgor, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Turkey
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Dealing with Crisis: Policy Responses to Risk and Uncertainty

Risk and uncertainties influence the behaviour of consumers, producers and other stakeholders. In the last decade, the world economy has witnessed uncertainties arising from the global financial crisis, the growth of the Chinese economy, threats of terrorism, and SARS which prompted the special issue of the journal on “Tourism and Instability” edited by Santana Gallego and Li (2017).

The literature on the topic has continued to evolve with new sources of uncertainty such as crisis related to migration and refugees across the world, increasing sentiments of nationalism, trade wars and growing concerns over climate change. These have affected the industry, but none like the on-going COVID-19 pandemic which has had dramatic consequences for the industry. The effect of risk and uncertainty on demand is discussed in Sharma and Khanna (2021). The effect of the COVID-19 which is the largest crisis to have affected the industry has prompted a new wave of literature on the effect of the pandemic, resilience of the industry and understanding of the recovery path. For example, Kourentes (2021) considers issues related to forecasting demand when historical data are not available and develops scenarios on pathways to recovery. However, the role of local, national and international agencies in re-shaping tourism via novel policy interventions remains poorly documented.

In this special issue, we aim to examine how public authorities and NGOs might respond to the risks and uncertainties faced by destinations, businesses, communities, and consumers. The guest editors invite researchers from around the world to contribute manuscripts for the special issue. These may be conceptual or empirical. Shorter polemical contributions are also welcome. Topics may be wide ranging – from consumer or business behaviour to environmental considerations – but unified by an explicit concern to inform policy deliberations in some form (from the local to international).

Submission Instructions

Expressions of interest should be in the form of an extended abstract (1000-1500 words including references)

Abstracts should include the title, authorship, author affiliation(s) and contact information (including the email addresses of all authors) and keywords (maximum six). All full paper submissions will be subject to the normal peer-review processes of the Journal of Policy Research in Tourism Events and Hospitality Research. Contributors must follow the journal's "Instructions for Authors" (https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rprt20/current). An invitation from the guest editors to submit a full paper does not guarantee publication.

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