May 24, 2024

For Immediate Release

Charles R. Goeldner Article of Excellence Award:

The Charles R. Goeldner Article of Excellence Award is named after the founding editor of the Journal of Travel Research, Chuck Goeldner. A pivotal figure in the field, Chuck was instrumental in establishing TTRA and served as the photographer and historian for the conference for decades. This award, sponsored by Sage Publishing, is presented to the authors of the article judged to be the best published in the Journal of Travel Research in 2023.

Congratulations to Akamavi, R. K., Ibrahim, F., & Swaray, R. for their paper titled “Tourism and troubles: Effects of security threats on the global travel and tourism industry performance”, published in the Journal of Travel Research, 62(8), 1755-1800.

Best Editorial Board Reviewers:

  • Lifetime Achievement in Reviewing: Dr. Yoel Mansfield, University of Haifa
    • With over 30 years of service on the editorial board, Dr. Mansfield has made significant contributions to tourism consumer behavior research, particularly in heritage and cultural tourism.
  • Elite Reviewers:
    • Kirstin Hallmann, German Sport University, Cologne
      • Recognized for her detailed, productive, and thoughtful reviews that consistently go above and beyond.
    • Soyoung Boo, Georgia State University
      • Acknowledged for her exceptional commitment and insightful feedback that significantly enhanced the quality of submissions.
  • Early Career Reviewers:
    • Wenjie Cai, University of Greenwich, UK
    • Muhammad Ismail Hossain, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
      • Both reviewers have shown remarkable dedication and skill in providing in-depth reviews while balancing their burgeoning research careers. Early career reviewers are those who have been on the JTR editorial board for five years or less and have demonstrated exceptional promise and contribution.

As co-editors of the Journal of Travel Research, Professors Jim Petrick and Nancy McGehee extend their gratitude to all Editorial Board members for their hard work and dedication, making JTR one of the top peer-reviewed journals in the world.

About JTR:

The Journal of Travel Research (JTR) is the premier, peer-reviewed research journal focusing on the business of travel and tourism development, management, marketing, economics, and behavior. JTR provides researchers, educators, and professionals with up-to-date, high-quality research on behavioral trends and management theory for one of the most influential and dynamic industries. Founded in 1961, JTR is the oldest of the world’s top-ranked scholarly journals focused exclusively on travel and tourism, reflecting the worldwide importance of tourism, both economically and socially.

About TTRA:

The Travel and Tourism Research Association is a leading global organization dedicated to advancing research in the travel and tourism industry. TTRA fosters collaboration among researchers, practitioners, and educators to generate impactful insights that shape the future of the industry. TTRA recognizes outstanding contributions through its awards program and promotes excellence in travel and tourism research and marketing.

Media Contact:

Mike Kierstead
Travel and Tourism Research Association
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