Journal of Hospitality &amp Tourism Research (J Hospit Tourism Res)

Publisher: International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education, SAGE Publications

Journal description

The Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research publishes high-quality, refereed scholarship which advances the knowledge base of the hospitality and tourism field. Featuring conceptual, empirical research, and applied research articles as well as book and software reviews, research notes, industry viewpoints, and conference reviews, JHTR keeps educators, researchers, and professionals in travel and hospitality up to date with the latest and most vital findings in the field.

Current impact factor: 0.94

Impact Factor Rankings

Additional details

5-year impact 0.00
Cited half-life 7.10
Immediacy index 0.00
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.00
Website Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research website
Other titles Journal of hospitality & tourism research (Washington, D.C.: Online), Journal of hospitality & tourism research, Journal of hospitality and tourism research
ISSN 1096-3480
OCLC 60628390
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details

SAGE Publications

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    • Post-print version with changes from referees comments can be used
    • "as published" final version with layout and copy-editing changes cannot be archived but can be used on secure institutional intranet
    • Must link to publisher version with DOI
    • Publisher last reviewed on 29/07/2015
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Publications in this journal

  • Journal of Hospitality &amp Tourism Research 11/2015; DOI:10.1177/1096348015614959

  • Journal of Hospitality &amp Tourism Research 11/2015; 39(4):435-436. DOI:10.1177/1096348015612316

  • Journal of Hospitality &amp Tourism Research 08/2015; DOI:10.1177/1096348015597034
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    ABSTRACT: Entertainment is a feature of some tourism settings and acts as a key pull factor for visiting certain destinations. Research-based studies about entertainment and the tourist experience are, however, rather limited. This study pursued this research opportunity and explored international tourists’ experiences in an iconic performance-based entertainment, the Impression Sanjie Liu in southern China. More than 350 tourists’ spontaneous reviews posted on TripAdvisor were analyzed through Leximancer software. It was found that international tourists were generally positive toward the culturally distinctive style of the entertainment. Despite the challenge of comprehending meanings and the language, they were impressed with the grand spectacle, the performances of many people, and the context. The disruptive behavior of other tourists, particularly the domestic Chinese tourists, troubled some international tourists. Implications for both academic research and the tourism entertainment industry are offered.
    Journal of Hospitality &amp Tourism Research 08/2015; DOI:10.1177/1096348015598202
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    ABSTRACT: Although there has been a remarkable increase in the supply of domestic golf courses in South Korea, the demand for golf trips is believed to have reached a plateau. In this competitive environment, golf course managers need to examine diverse constraining factors that discourage their customers from visiting the facilities, and learn how those constraints are managed by golf tourists through a variety of strategies. Using a choice modeling, this study provides useful opportunities to better understand golf tourists’ choices made by intricate comparisons between negotiation strategies that help relieve the impact of golfing constraints. The results indicate that levels of perceived importance vary on several constraint attributes when golf tourists make decisions for golf trips. This study also identifies heterogeneous preferences for negotiation strategies between two golf tourist groups segmented based on their golfing experiences.
    Journal of Hospitality &amp Tourism Research 08/2015; DOI:10.1177/1096348015597036

  • Journal of Hospitality &amp Tourism Research 07/2015; DOI:10.1177/1096348015597029
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study is to identify the effects of other customers on consumption behavior in shared consumption environments. The proposition is put forth that, like other factors that make up the consumption atmosphere, the mere presence of other customers has a significant impact on customers’ attachment to service organizations. Accordingly, this research proposes a framework that specifies the nature of the relationships among customer homogeneity in the social servicescape, company identification, place attachment, and word-of-mouth referral. To test the hypotheses, data were collected from a sample of 1,094 restaurant patrons in the United States. Results of structural equation analyses supported the overall contention that, in addition to the traditionally identified aspects of the servicescape (e.g., facility attractiveness, ambient conditions, seating comfort, and layout), the mere presence of others can affect the extent to which individuals perceive feelings of attachment to the restaurant. This relationship is demonstrated to take place via the mediating effect of company identification.
    Journal of Hospitality &amp Tourism Research 07/2015; DOI:10.1177/1096348015597035

  • Journal of Hospitality &amp Tourism Research 07/2015; DOI:10.1177/1096348015597028
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    ABSTRACT: Existing literature on the commodification of punishment has yet to examine small penal history museums or related issues of tourism marketing, networking, and souvenirs. Bringing this literature into conversation with tourism studies, we examine how penal history sites attempt to attract visitors and generate revenue to sustain their operations. Drawing on findings from a 5-year qualitative study of penal history museums across Canada, we argue tourism operators use three strategies for the marketing of commodified punishment: authenticity, historical specificity, and exclusiveness. Our findings also indicate that networking between these sites is underdeveloped and that the souvenirs sold to visitors are an important source of museum funding. Overall, we show that the concepts of marketing, networking, and souvenirs can comprise a key conceptual framework for examining consumption in small tourism enterprises in Canada and internationally. Our findings also raise questions about how to theorize and investigate museum management, solvency, and profitability in the penal and dark tourism sector.
    Journal of Hospitality &amp Tourism Research 07/2015; DOI:10.1177/1096348015597032

  • Journal of Hospitality &amp Tourism Research 07/2015; DOI:10.1177/1096348015597031
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    ABSTRACT: This research presents an examination of literature written within hospitality and tourism studies and within other disciplines pertaining to virtual and hybrid meeting genres over a 10-year period (2002-2012). While 15 articles were found within hospitality and tourism journals, 67 articles were included within this review, with the majority published within refereed journals outside of hospitality and tourism. Articles were categorized by journal, year, methodology, and theme. Using the diffusion of innovation theory, five themes emerged: comparison of virtual and/or hybrid meetings with face-to-face meetings, perceptions and attitudes toward virtual and hybrid meetings, management and design of virtual and/or hybrid meetings, specific audiences for virtual and hybrid meetings, and uses of technology within virtual and hybrid meetings. These articles have been accumulated to identify gaps in the literature and provide future research recommendations within hospitality and tourism to be addressed.
    Journal of Hospitality &amp Tourism Research 05/2015; DOI:10.1177/1096348015584437
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    ABSTRACT: In an effort to attract tourists, rural communities promote their festivals that are unique to the area and local culture. An examination of impacts beyond those of a monetary nature is rarely undertaken by these communities. Furthermore, the role that the relationship between residents and tourists plays in explaining perceived impacts of these festivals is nonexistent. The current work utilizes the Emotional Solidarity Scale in an effort to predict Caldwell, Texas, residents’ perceived impacts of hosting the Kolache Festival through the Festival Social Impact Attitude Scale. Results reveal strong measures of reliability and validity for each scale. Considering the relationship between emotional solidarity and perceived impacts of the festival, results showed that Emotional Solidarity Scale factors explained a considerable degree of variance (i.e., 29% to 36%) in the resulting Festival Social Impact Attitude Scale factors. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed along with limitations and opportunities for future research concerning this line of research.
    Journal of Hospitality &amp Tourism Research 04/2015; DOI:10.1177/1096348015584440
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    ABSTRACT: The brand of a travel agency and the tour leader play critical roles in travel decision making. Attachment theory has recently been extended to the domain of travel behavior. However, little academic attention has been paid to travel agency brand and tour leader attachment. The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of brand attachment and tour leader attachment on tourists’ behavioral intentions and to clarify the roles of perceived value and customer trust. The results indicate that brand attachment has an indirect effect on behavioral intentions through perceived value. Tour leader attachment also has both direct and indirect positive influences on tourists’ behavioral intentions. Finally, the influences of brand attachment and tour leader attachment on perceived value are stronger among customers with a high level of trust than among those with a low level of trust. The implications of these findings and future research are subsequently discussed.
    Journal of Hospitality &amp Tourism Research 04/2015; DOI:10.1177/1096348015584438
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    Journal of Hospitality &amp Tourism Research 04/2015; 39(2):293-294. DOI:10.1177/1096348015579952
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    ABSTRACT: This study examines the roles of country of origin in diners’ perceptions of a cuisine in relation to the moderating effects of culinary and institutional factors. Using the survey data on 247 adults in Seoul, South Korea, this study finds that the country of origin shows substantial impacts on diners’ perceptions of a cuisine. Korea, as a country of origin, functions negatively, whereas China, Japan, and France/Italy assume positive roles. Noteworthy is that the effects of the country of origin are moderated by culinary or institutional factors in accordance with a country’s context. Interestingly, in the case of Korea, where the country’s image is weak, culinary factors, such as menu development, help overcome the negative effects of the country of origin. Therefore, it is proposed that the dynamics underlying country of origin and culinary and institutional factors shape a wide range of formulae to transform diners’ perceptions of a cuisine.
    Journal of Hospitality &amp Tourism Research 01/2015; DOI:10.1177/1096348014565026