Call for papers –  Critical issues in tourism co-creation

Special Issue - Tourism Recreation Research 

Volume 44(2), 2019

Guest Editors:

Professor Dianne Dredge & Dr. Giang Phi, Dept. of Culture & Global Studies, Aalborg University, Denmark

Co-creation is the contemporary term used to describe a shift in thinking from top-down solution building to joint and collaborative processes whereby people and organisations generate solutions, build capacity, and create value together. In this Special Issue, we conceive co-creation as a metaphor or framing for a wide-range of well-established research practices and approaches that seek to address the gap between science and society. These approaches and practices debunk the idea that useful knowledge is only produced by scientific communities; they challenge the efficacy of one-way communication from researchers to communities; and they encourage greater tolerance, freedom, proximity, communication, learning and sharing. As a concept, co-creation has gone through various waves of theoretical, conceptual and empirical development. Through this call for papers, we seek to look beyond dominant business/management/marketing perspectives that focus on co-creating market value and innovation, and to excavate alternative motivations, values, logics, and purposes of co-creation in tourism. Theoretical excavations of co-creation within the interdisciplinary, inter-sectoral, and intercultural settings that characterise tourism are of interest in this special issue, as are critical interrogations of the light and dark of co-creation practices.

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Call for Papers 2018 – Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism Special Issue

Special Issue - Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism

Building our Stories: Co-creating tourism futures in tourism research, education & practice

(Call now closed) Tourism transforms people and places. New stakeholders are emerging, landscapes of power are shifting, and lines of responsibilities are being redrawn. Storytelling in tourism is a powerful way of exploring the past, crafting values in the present, and imagining the future. Stories, told from different perspectives, and drawing from diverse experiences can build shared understanding, tolerance, caring and empathy.  Everyday stories of tourism - coping, success, empowerment, nurturing, disruption, relationship building and activism - are important tools that help students, teachers, researchers, practitioners and community members reflect and learn. Through these shared stories we can move towards sustainable, caring and ethical worldmaking in tourism.

This special issue is inspired by the Euro-TEFI 2017 conference on the same theme, which took place in Copenhagen, Denmark in the summer of 2017. We are pleased to open up this call to manuscripts from authors who did not attend the conference, but who seek to explore and value the role of stories in tourism teaching and learning.  We seek to deepen theoretical engagement of storytelling in tourism education, to better understand the power of stories in the co-creation of values, in shared learning, and in the co-production of future actions. Furthermore, this special issue welcomes creative styles of writing and experimental ways of weaving together one’s research stories.  We welcome any submissions that address the following themes:

Enquires to Brendan Paddison Authors will be notified no later than 30th March 2018 on the decision regarding their abstracts. 

Guest editors - Émilie Crossley, Emily Höckert and Brendan Paddison






Call for Papers 2017 – Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism Special Issue

Caring is rarely given serious attention. It tends to be associated with emotionality rather than rationality, weakness rather than strength. Talking about it publicly, in professional contexts, is likely to land you with the charge of naïveté for optimism. But it is precisely care—for our students, our communities, our planet—that unites our efforts at knowledge production and transmission with a larger sense of purpose. Knowing what we care about and working in service of it moves us away from a sense of inevitability for the status quo and toward alternate futures where tourism education can help to advance the good life for humanity, in the context of the ecosystem that sustains us

Care ethics, which place a focus on the interdependence of human beings and the importance of context, challenge utilitarian views of the world and of the role of academia.  In this special issue, we invite explorations of care ethics in the context of tourism education.  We welcome submissions that address the philosophical, pedagogical, epistemological, political, experiential, affective, embodied, and/or activism-oriented dimensions of caring in tourism education.  We concern ourselves broadly with tourism education, considering not only the traditional higher education classroom but also other settings where teaching and learning about tourism happen, such as in the field and on the screen.

This special issue is inspired by the TEFI 9 conference on the same theme, which took place in British Columbia in the summer of 2016, but we are pleased to consider manuscripts from authors who did not attend the conference as well.  We welcome any submissions that fit within the wide theme of intersections between care and tourism education, and we especially encourage submissions relating to the following sub-themes:

  • Moral dimensions of teaching, learning, and creating knowledge
  • Ethics of care in intense but short-term relationships (as is often the case with teachers and students)
  • Caring about community
  • Indigenization and internationalization of higher education
  • Moving beyond disciplinary boundaries
  • Thinking creatively about “capital”
  • Social entrepreneurship and experiential education
  • Academic activism
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Experiential pedagogies
  • Resistance to neoliberal conditions in higher education
  • Equity in tourism
  • Sustainability
  • Environmental ethics
  • Affect and emotion in tourism research and education

If you are interested in contributing to this special issue, please submit a 500-word abstract to Kellee Caton at by December 1, 2016.  Full papers will be due on May 1, 2017, and should be no longer than 7000 words, including references.






Call for Papers 2014 – Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism

Special Issue 2013 Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism “Tourism Education for Global Citizenship” released

One of the key avenues to inform the academic community about TEFI and to disseminate research which resonates with TEFI’s values and goals have been journal publications.  After a number of key articles that put TEFI ‘on the academic map’ the publications have recently taken the form of special issues in the Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism.  The third special issue on ‘Leadership for Transformation in Tourism Education’, which emerged from TEFI6 in Milan, has just been published online:


Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism, 2013 Volume 13(2) Tourism Education Futures Initiative (TEFI) Sixth Meeting on the Theme “Leadership for Transformation in Tourism Education”


Regional Summit in Brazil

6 September, 2012 

The Tourism Education Futures Initiative (TEFI) seeks to be increasingly globally relevant. Consequently, it has started supporting regional meetings around the world.TEFI in Brazil

TEFI Brazil was held for the first time at the University of São Paulo (USP) in conjunction with the 6th Latin American Congress in Tourism Research (CLAIT). 

The research group on Tourism, Knowledge and Innovation from the University of São Paulo was the host for this meeting. TEFI Brazil was organized by Mariana Aldrigui (USP) and Roberta Sogayar (University Anhembi Morumbi). Participants from different parts of Brazil and other countries, ranging in organizational affiliation from private to public universities and to vocational programs were present at the conference and included: 

  • Professor Miguel Moital (Administration-Bournemouth University)
  • Professor Danielle Fernandes Costa Machado (Tourism- Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul)
  • Professor Celeste Navas (Tourism-Guanajuato University, Mexico)
  • Professor Mariana Aldrigui (Tourism and Leisure-University of São Paulo)
  • Professor Karina Solha (Tourism and Leisure-University of São Paulo)
  • Professor Sérgio Leal (Tourism- Federal University of Pernanbuco)
  • Professor Lélio Galdino Rosa (Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro)
  • Prof. Isabela de Fátima Fogaça (Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro)
  • Professor Roberta Sogayar (Tourism and Hospitality- Anhembi Morumbi University- São Paulo)
  • Prof. Lourdes D´orta (Tourism Progams Coordinator of Paula Souza Vocational School)
  • Prof. Lourival Custódio (Brazilian Institute of Training and Employment- vocational school). 

One student, Leandro de Paula Neto, from the Federal University of Mato Grosso also contributed to the discussions