Brazil Tourism Studies – c.f.p.

Anais Brasileiros de Estudos Turísticos (ABET)Brazilian Journal of Tourism Studies

“Tourism in the days of COVID-19”
Editor in Chief Thiago Duarte Pimentel, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Guest Editors Subhash K. B Pillai, Goa University, India
Sharad Kulshreshta North-Eastern Hill University, India.
Maximiliano E. Korstanje University of Palermo, Buenos Aires – CERS, University of Leeds UK

Purpose of the special issue
The recent virus outbreaks in Wu-Han (China) have not only has shown the vulnerability of the tourism industry but also stopped the world. Specialists and colleagues have debated the effects of COVID-19 on the tourism industry as well as the future of tourism research. For some voices, Coronavirus disease should be esteemed as a valid opportunity for moving towards a more sustainable world (Gossling, Scott & Hall, 2020; Higgins-Desbiolles, 2020; Prideaux, Thompson & Pabel 2020) while for others it poses a serious challenge for the future of the industry (Korstanje 2020). Beyond this discrepancy, COVID19 has been widely and rapidly disseminated through the modern means of mobilities and transport which connected dispersed geographical areas in hours. Basically, and in weeks, the virus –originally spread in China- arrived in Europe and the US. In almost a month, the disease expanded to the rest of Latin America and Africa affecting all nations. The pandemic has sadly left 665.231 deaths infecting almost 17.040.985 (numbers updated in July). Although governments adopted different tactics and strategies, they consisted in several restrictions to global mobilities and tourism such as the cancelation of all incoming flights, national borders as well as the airspace, and the imposition of a lockdown which impeded internally the transit of persons. One of the most castigated countries were the US (152.945 victims) followed by Brazil (88.792 victims), the UK (45.961), Mexico (44.876), Italy (35.129) and Spain (28.441) only to name a few. What is more important, COVID-19 ushered the tourism industry in an unparalleled crisis which today needs from the inter-disciplinary research to find success post-pandemic strategies for a rapid recovery. Because of this, the present call for papers invites professional researchers, scholars and policy-makers – and post-graduate students – to present their advances with a strong focus on the effects and consequences of Coronavirus in tourism and hospitality. The call, also, accepts not only theoretical but also empirically-based approaches. All papers should be written in English and adapted
to APA citation style, with abstract and 5 keywords. Papers should be no longer than 5.000 or 6.000 words.
Theme and related issues
While not limited to the following topics, we encourage scholars to focus on:
 Tourists’ attitudes and attitudes towards tourism before, during and after COVID
 Residents’ attitudes and attitudes towards tourism before, during and after
COVID pandemic;
 The impact of COVID on management of touristic firms and destinations;
 Social imaginary about COVID and the interest on travelling before, during and
after COVID pandemic;
 Re-imagining tourist destinations, marketing and consumption in COVID times;
 Risk society and the tourism response on social sciences to a COVID world.
The special issue editors encourage a range of methodological approaches, including but not limited to: textual analysis; surveys and interviews; mixed approaches; and case study.

Submission Notes and Timeline
Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Submission of full papers should be submitted no later than 31-12-2020
Review process due at 01-02-2021
Final Submission 01-04-2021
Please forward the manuscripts to the attention of Maximiliano E. Korstanje at or
Do not hesitate to contact me at the above email addresses.

Gössling, S., Scott, D., & Hall, C. M. (2020). Pandemics, tourism and global change: a rapid assessment of COVID-19. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 1-20.
Higgins-Desbiolles, F. (2020). Socialising tourism for social and ecological justice after COVID-19 Tourism Geographies, 1-14.

Korstanje M. E (2020). “Passage from the tourist-gaze to the wicked-gaze: a case study on COVID19 with special reference to Argentina”. In International Case Studies in the Management of Disasters: natural – manmade Calamities and Pandemics. (Eds) George B & Qamar-ud-Din Mahar. Wagon Lane, Emerald Group Publishing.

Prideaux, B., Thompson, M., & Pabel, A. (2020). Lessons from COVID-19 can prepare global tourism for the economic transformation needed to combat climate change. Tourism Geographies, 1-12.