The International Journal of Tourism Cities is planning a special issue on “The impact of COVID-19 on tourism cities”. You can still send a 250-word abstract of your submission until 30 September 2020.
The full CfP as well as the direct submission link can be found here.
COVID-19 affects new urban tourism all over the world. The International Journal of Tourism Cities is planning a special issue on “The impact of COVID-19 on tourism cities”:
The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have a lasting impact on communities and the world’s economy for months, if not years, to come. However, some of the first sectors of the economy to bear the brunt of this impact are already tourism, hospitality and travel, with key tourism cities around the world being hardest hit, whilst expected to lead the response to this crisis.
The International Journal of Tourism Cities welcomes submissions in the form of viewpoints, research notes, case studies, literature reviews and research articles for a special issue on “The impact of COVID-19 on tourism cities”.
Articles will also be free to download for 3 months upon publication.
- Potential perspectives may include, among others:
- Resilience of tourism city brands
- Local impact of pandemic on host-guest relationships in tourism cities
- Changes in travel behaviours and responses from tourism cities
- Innovation-based responses by smart tourism cities
- Virtual city tourism perspectives as alternative experiences to physical travel
You can send a 250-word abstract of your submission until 30 September 2020. The full CfP as well as the direct submission link can be found here.
The Power of New Urban Tourism: Markets, Representations and Contestations
Sybille Frank, Claudia Jürgens, Claus Müller, Anna Laura Raschke, Kristin Wellner
Topic and Objective of the Book
Since urban space is represented as an assemblage of important sights, buzzing atmospheres, distinctive local cultures and (imagined) ways of life attached to it, tourists are visiting cities in growing numbers. Recently, advertising slogans such as “live like a local” and the notion of staying in “homes” rather than in hotel rooms or holiday apartments have increasingly shifted the attention of urban tourists from sightseeing to life-seeing and life-sharing. The marketing campaigns transport the idea of embedding oneself in a residential neighborhood in order to at least temporarily attain the status of a local while traveling.
This New Urban Tourism (Maitland 2007) – a new variant of tourism that turns residential neighborhoods into tourist destinations – furthers the need of inhabitants to deal with these ever new, transient neighbors and raises questions of how to integrate them into their own notions of locals, non-locals and tourists. It also challenges the everyday life in urban neighborhoods as the routines of locals and tourists and their respective usage of public and private spaces might differ, if not clash. Touristification of everyday life, evolving usage practices of urban spaces, changing lifestyles and altering inhabitants may blur the line between distinguishable groups of users of certain spaces and expedite changes in neighborhoods and cities.
This book seeks to bring together theoretical and empirical research from different disciplines on how (and which) representations of people and places attract tourists to residential neighborhoods. How do local communities contest both these powerful representations, as well as the impact of New Urban Tourism on their neighborhoods? How is the housing market and the use of space influenced by new tourist demands?
We hope to advance the discussion on power relations, discourse and market power in housing and tourism, contested meaning-making, urban and touristic practices, and the politics of representation in the internationally rising research field of New Urban Tourism. We look for contributions that address but are not limited to one of the following themes:
Theories of New Urban Tourism
- Theoretic reflections and discourses on New Urban Tourism
- Relations between New Urban Tourism and other forms of mobilities
- Postcolonial perspectives on New Urban Tourism
New Urban Tourism and Housing Market
- Effects on rental and real estate markets and business models
- Economic impact of peer-to-peer platforms such as Airbnb
- Effects on traditional tourism markets and tourism infrastructures
- Quality of life and quality of housing in urban tourist destinations
- Its impact on work and service industries
New Urban Tourism and Contestations
- Power relations that New Urban Tourism challenges or entails
- Conflicts between tourists and residents in residential neighborhoods
- ‘Touristification’ of everyday life in cities and tourist practices
- Xenophobia and protests against tourists
Representations of New Urban Tourism
- New Urban Tourists, their lifestyles and their travel preferences
- Media representations of residential neighborhoods for and by travelers
- Representations of tourists and the construction of the local
- Identity constructions and mechanisms of (in)- and (ex)clusion
- Representations of New Urban Tourism as vehicle for cosmopolitanism
The book will be of interest to academic audiences seeking to gain a deeper understanding of the social, economic, political and cultural effects of New Urban Tourism on cities and on urban quality of life in different regions of the world. It will also be useful to professionals involved in governing, planning, designing and transforming (new) urban tourism. The book will also be relevant for undergraduate, Masters and PhD students engaging in analyses of contemporary tourism.
Type of Contributions and Submission Procedure
As we aim for an interdisciplinary understanding of complex developments around New Urban Tourism, we welcome chapter proposals from different disciplines. These may be urban studies, architecture, urban planning, ethnology, anthropology, cultural studies, sociology, human geography, economics, history, political sciences, and others. We look both for empirical and theoretical chapters and especially seek for contributions those reflecting on cases of New Urban Tourism in cities of South America, Arabia, Africa, Asia and Australia. We nonetheless welcome chapters on New Urban Tourism in European and North American cities.
Please send your abstract of no more than 300 words to Anna Laura Raschke (email@example.com) by December 1, 2019.
1 December 2019
An abstract of up to 300 words is to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 January 2020
Editors will select chapters based on the following criteria: relevance to the theme and goal of the book, originality of the contribution, theoretical rigour and quality of the empirical material. Authors of all submitted abstracts will be informed about the editorial decision via email.
29 February 2020
First draft of individual chapters to be submitted to the editors by email. Chapters need to be 6-8,000 words in length and written in English. Authors of chapters are responsible for the language editing.
30 June 2020
Feedback on the first review of chapters.
31 August 2020
Second draft of individual chapters to be submitted to the editors by email.
31 October 2020
Feedback on the second review of chapters.
30 November 2020
Final editing of chapters and book submission.
Professor Dr. Sybille Frank, TU Darmstadt, Institute for Sociology, email@example.com
Claudia Jürgens, TU Berlin, Institute of Architecture, firstname.lastname@example.org
Claus Müller, TU Berlin, Institute of Architecture, email@example.com
Dr. Anna Laura Raschke, TU Darmstadt, Institute for Sociology, firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Dr. Kristin Wellner, TU Berlin, Institute of Architecture, email@example.com
Maitland, Robert (2007): Tourists, the creative class and distinctive areas in major cities. The roles of visitors and residents in developing new tourism areas. In: Greg Richards, Julie Wilson (Eds.): Tourism, creativity and development. London: Routledge (Contemporary geographies of leisure, tourism, and mobility), pp. 73–86.
The Research Committee on International Tourism (RC50) of the International Sociological Association is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for RC50 interim Conference 2020.
The conference will carry on the recent traditions of multi-, trans-, and postdisciplinary avenues to national and international tourism.
The committee would like to extend a welcome to all researchers working in any area of the sociology of tourism, regardless of whether you are a current member of the ISA. Themes of the sessions are outlined below but there is also an open session to presentations not related to these issues.
An abstract between 300 to 500 words (excluding references) should be submitted to be presented at one of the sessions below. The abstract should include, session number and name, an indication of the research aim, the (inter)disciplinary approach taken, the methods used and the key (expected) findings. The abstract should be submitted as a MS Word document to both Erdinç Çakmak Cakmak.firstname.lastname@example.org and Rami K. Isaac Isaac.email@example.com.
Deadline for abstract submission:
Monday 1st September 2019
Notification of acceptance: until Monday 16th September 2019
Early Bird Registration Deadline: Sunday 1st December 2019
The sessions will cover the following topics:
7. “The Power of New Urban Tourism: Representations and Contestations” chaired by Sybille Frank & Anna Laura Raschke
There will also be also open sessions (for interesting papers submitted but not under one of the themes above).
Full details of the conference sessions are available at the RC50 website https://www.rc50tourism.org/services
RGS-IBG Conference 2019, London, UK, 28-30th August 2019
Session convenors: Sybille Frank (TU Darmstadt); Kristin Wellner (TU Berlin); Anna Laura Raschke (TU Darmstadt); Stefan Brandt (TU Berlin); Claus Müller (TU Berlin)
Cities have been tourism destinations for a long time, but tourists’ use of the urban space has changed in recent years. More often than before, the classic sights and “tourist traps” are avoided by urban travellers in favour of a more “local” and “authentic” mode of travel. Thus, the (imagined) way of life in cities and certain neighbourhoods (e.g. Williamsburg, Kreuzberg, Camden, Gangnam) has become a tourist destination in itself. “New urban tourists” are seeking to be embedded in urban day-to-day-living. They want to “live like a local”, as a successful apartment-sharing platform advertises. To live locally, new urban tourists rent residential apartments offered for short breaks, rather than hotel rooms, and thus compete with residents for the use of urban spaces, such as flats, cafés, restaurants, parks and sidewalks. At the same time, they do not only bring revenue to often disenfranchised parts of the city but also increase the opportunity for contact and inter-cultural encounters. City tourism is even lauded as an important “driver of global economic growth and development” by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO, 2012).
In light of these hopes and troubles that are connected with such trends in touristic use of urban spaces we welcome theoretical or empirical papers that deal with, but are not limited to, questions such as:
- What are the impacts of new urban tourism on cities and neighbourhoods?
- What are the hopes and fears that are connected with new urban tourism, and whose hopes and fears are they?
- Do urban spaces in residential neighbourhoods become contested by potential or factual conflicts of interest between residents and urban tourists, and what interests do these conflicts uncover?
- How can tourism marketing and regulatory bodies manage travel routes, informal holiday rentals and tourists’ use of urban spaces?
- How do disenfranchised neighbourhoods change due to new investments in tourist hotspots?
- How do digital representations, social media and peer-to-peer instead of business-to-consumer models of travel planning change urban landscapes?
- How can new urban tourism be conceptualized theoretically, to which general social trends can it be linked?
- Considering that the traditional differentiation between residents and tourists gets blurred in times of growing mobilities, how can we address different forms of mobilities in a more adequate way?
Please send your abstracts of no more than 250 words to Claus Müller (claus.mueller@tu-berlin) by 10th February 2019 and include your affiliation and contact details.
We look forward hearing from you.
Der AK Tourismusforschung und der AK Stadtzukünfte laden zu einer gemeinsamen Tagung vom 22. bis 24. Mai 2019 zum Thema “Touristifizierung urbaner Räume” in Freiburg ein.
Hier der Call for Papers:
Eine zunehmende Bedeutung des Tourismus erfasst seit einigen Jahren zahlreiche Großstädte und wird dort in Zusammenhang mit der Transformation urbaner Räume wirksam. Während zunächst vorwiegend die innerstädtischen Bereiche von dieser Entwicklung betroffen waren, richtet sich die fortschreitende Touristifizierung nunmehr verstärkt auch auf Wohnquartiere abseits der klassischen touristischen Sehenswürdigkeiten. Dies führt zu vielfältigen neuen Erscheinungsformen des Tourismus, die in ihrer Summe als New Urban Tourism bezeichnet werden können. Ein infolge des ansteigenden Tourismusaufkommens erhöhter Nutzungsdruck wird indessen mit dem Schlagwort des Overtourism in Verbindung gebracht. Für die lokale Bevölkerung und die Reisenden kann eine derart starke Touristifizierung mit erheblichen Belastungen verbunden sein. Die Frage, wie mit dem Tourismusaufkommen umzugehen ist, zählt zu den aktuellen Herausforderungen angesichts von urbanen Transformationsprozessen.
Vor diesem Hintergrund laden der AK Tourismusforschung und der AK Stadtzukünfte zu einer gemeinsamen Tagung ein. Die Veranstaltung dient der Präsentation und Diskussion von ca. 15-minütigen Beiträgen aus der Stadt- und Tourismusforschung. Sie soll den wechselseitigen Austausch aus dem Blickwinkel unterschiedlicher fachwissenschaftlicher Perspektiven anregen und wendet sich zugleich an interessierte Expertinnen und Experten aus der Praxis. Die Tagung wird am 22. Mai 2019 mit einem frühabendlichen Festvortrag in Freiburg beginnen und wird voraussichtlich am 24. Mai 2019 in der Mittagszeit enden.
Organisation vor Ort:
Prof. Dr. Tim Freytag (E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Prof. Dr. Hans Hopfinger (E-Mail: email@example.com)
Prof. Dr. Claus-C. Wiegandt (E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org);
Prof. Dr. Ludger Basten (E-Mail: email@example.com);
Prof. Dr. Uta Hohn (E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Call for papers for session proposal: Short-term rentals as a new urban frontier
AAG 2019: American Association of Geographers’ Annual Meeting
3-7 April 2019
Angela Hof, University of Salzburg, Austria
Ismael Yrigoy, Uppsala University, Sweden
Short-term rentals as a new urban frontier
The disruptive powers of platform economy and short term rentals have drawn research attention on the changes and challenges to urban planning, urban everyday life and practices and urban political economy in cities. Short-term rentals are said to be contributing, amongst other aspects, to tourism commodification of cities; resident displacement, gentrification, and shifts in urban tourism patterns (Cócola Gant, 2016; Wachsmuth and Weisler, 2018; Spangler, 2018).
Even if emerging literature in critical geography has firmly grounded its claims in Neil Smith´s rent gap and gentrification theories, there are still aspects that so far have received relatively little systematic attention and analysis. We are missing approaches that conceptually relate short term rental platforms (such as Airbnb) to host professionalization, urban financialization, and to new forms of rent-extracting practices in housing. Moreover, innovative and different methods and data sources to approach short-term rentals deserve more attention. Engaging with different quantitative and qualitative techniques may reveal new dimensions of STRs phenomenon and further contribute to connect STRs socio-spatial patterns with multi-scalar urban dynamics and urban political economy.
We invite papers that critically examine how short-term rentals are impacting on housing, tourism, urban planning practices, local communities, or labor markets in different city contexts. We especially encourage submissions that shed light on broader conceptual discussions about finance and land rents and on empirical methods to assess the impacts of STRs. This paper session aims therefore to gather conceptually and/or empirically informed papers that contribute to fill those research gaps and to better theorize about the aforementioned emerging topics.
PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT (250 words) to Angela Hof (email@example.com) or Ismael Yrigoy (firstname.lastname@example.org) BY 31 OCTOBER 2018 so that we can include your abstract in our session organization.
Call for Papers: RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, Cardiff (UK), 28-31 August 2018
Short-term rentals (STR) spark media attention, public debate and diverse reactions from city governments in response to what is often labelled as sharing economy, disruptive business model or new urban tourism. These categorizations hardly capture the dynamic phenomenon that is driven by and responds to urban tourists and other transient visitors and affects and transgresses different urban material and social sub-systems: housing market, public and private space and infrastructure. And while there is a pervasive sense that STR challenge everyday urban realities, urban planning and urban policies, broader theoretical explanations are still scarce.
This session seeks to find new conceptualizations that link STR with broader processes of urban transformation and restructuring. In particular, we are interested in theoretical as well as empirical papers that combine micro- and macro-level perspectives and provide a critical analysis of different dimensions of STR (e.g. policy agendas, gentrification, urban infrastructure, financialization) in different urban settings.
We invite contributions that discuss and address (although not limited to) the following broader topics:
- Uncovering STR and linking it to broader trends in urban political economy
- Exploring the driving actors (actor relations, actor coalitions) behind STR in European cities
- Research on urban contestations in relation to STR
- Single case and comparative studies that tackle the impact of STR on local housing markets of European cities and beyond
- Impact on urban infrastructure and public spaces
- Commodification of housing
- Interlacing with other forms of digital capitalism (wework etc.)
Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words, along with a title, author(s), affiliation and contact details, both to Angela Hof (email@example.com) and Christian Smigiel (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday 9th February 2018.
EIREST, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University
Thursday March 15th 2018, 9:30 –17:30
The « digitalization » of a growing part of human activities is a major cause of change in the contemporary world. In particular, the power of digital technologies has radically changed the sector of intermediation activities, allowing international digital companies to match a demand and a supply scattered all over the world. The tourism sector, and particularly tourist accommodation industry, is at the forefront of this powerful movement of digitalization of intermediation activities, especially due to the expansion of companies such as Airbnb over the last decade. Indeed, the boom of digital economy, tightly bound to the one of the so-called sharing economy and of the peer-to-peer economic model, henceforth makes it very easy to connect individual people who have an underutilized property (whether it is a room or an entire home, whether it is temporary or not) with a highly spatially scattered tourism demand, through the use of digital platforms.
This workshop aims to explore the breadth of the changes induced by the development of these short- term rental digital platforms from an interdisciplinary perspective. It intends to go beyond the debate regarding the competition between this new form of tourist accommodation and more traditional types of stakeholders (hotels, hostels, guesthouses, etc.) which has already been covered by numerous papers. Beyond this issue, we aim to shed some light on the changes triggered by both the digital nature of this accommodation and its unseen flexibility and volatility, which challenge the definition of the “economic” sphere, the current regulation of economic activity and work, but also the methods used to measure it. Therefore, the workshop aims to analyse the breadth of these changes through (although not limited to) three entry points.
The full CfP can be found here.
Submissions: Please e-mail abstracts of up to 500 words to Anne-Cécile Mermet (anne- email@example.com) and Maria Gravari-Barbas (firstname.lastname@example.org) by January 5th. Successful applicants will be contacted no later than January 31st.
The Urban Transcripts Journal is looking for contributions adressing the relationship between tourism and the city. Submissions should deal with the following questions:
How does global tourism impact on the sustainability of local communities? What is the role of the new ‘sharing economy’ of tourism in a redefined relationship between tourism and the city? Have cities become “overbooked”? How relevant are frameworks such as “carrying capacity” and “limits of acceptable change” today? Is there a difference between a tourist and a traveller? Are there forms of tourism that are more or less sustainable than others? Can the city balance the needs of tourists and locals in a mutually beneficial way?
Deadline is October 31, 2017
Find the complete CfP here:
Guidelines for submissions: