Call for Chapters: Rebuilding and Restructuring the Tourism Industry: Infusion of Happiness and Quality of Life


André Riani Costa Perinotto , Universidade Federal do Delta do Parnaíba, Brazil
Verônica Feder Mayer , Federal Fluminense University, Brazil
Jakson Renner Rodrigues Soares, Universidade da Coruna, Spain

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: November 20, 2020
Full Chapters Due: January 3, 2021
Submission Date: January 3, 2021


Travel is widely acknowledged as an activity that increases individuals' levels of well-being. Travel experiences are generally associated with positive emotions, such as joy and pleasure, generally contributing to tourists' subjective well-being and happiness. Indeed, one of the most expected results of tourism is happiness. Nevertheless, the relationship between happiness and tourism is still a matter of investigation. Despite the overall beneficial effects of travel on happiness levels, tourism is not an activity with solely positive implications on peoples' lives. Therefore, it is crucial to understand how happiness manifests through tourism and how it can be expanded to different tourism actors, such as tourists, workers, and communities. The search for ways and methods to enhance the levels of happiness and well-being has grown significantly in recent years. Happiness and quality of life are timely issues and became even more relevant due to the significant impacts of COVID-19. Therefore, we want to understand from different angles, segments, and disciplines this fundamental relationship between tourism, happiness, and life quality.

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This book aims to provide relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest findings from empirical research in happiness, well-being, and quality of life-related to tourism. The book is for students, researchers, and professionals who wish to improve their understanding of tourism's role in the quality of life and happiness of tourism actors, such as tourists, communities, and workers

Target Audience

The book will be an excellent opportunity to get into the tourism field and to discover contemporary research topics, as it is suitable for academics (masters and doctorate students) and practitioners. Scholars from hospitality, tourism, destination management, economics, marketing, sociology, anthropology, and the health sciences will find valuable insights from this book. Moreover, the book will also be written for professionals who want to improve their understanding of the relationship between tourism and happiness, providing them tools to develop better and sustainable practices for the sector.

Recommended Topics

- General themes:
The relationship between happiness, quality of life and tourism.
Hospitality, happiness and well-being.
The implications of mass tourism for quality of life.
Overtourism and life quality in a post-pandemic scenario.
Tourism actors relationships and their effects on life quality, happiness, and well-being.
New practices in destination management, new services and technologies to support happiness, well-being and quality of life.
Practices for well-being in tourism and the SDG.
PERMA theory and its implications for tourism.
Hedonism and eudaimonism on tourism.

- New methods and research paradigms:
Methodological challenges related to the measurement of happiness and well-being in destinations.
New methodological approaches for measuring happiness.
The economics of happiness in destination management.
Heuristics and biases.
Neurotourism, emotions, well-being and happiness.

- Tourism workers:
Factors that influence the happiness of tourism workers.
Work and employment opportunities in the tourism industry.
The quality of employment in the tourist industry and its relationship with the quality of life.

- Communities:
Tourism activity and residents’ life quality, happiness and satisfaction.
Relationship among apartment condo residents with AirBnB's.
Community participation in the support for tourism development. Comparative studies between the perceptions of tourists and residents regarding tourism in the destination.

- Tourists:
Meanings of happiness for different tourist segments.
The effects of new practices of social distancing and travellers health control on travelers subject well-being.
Memories, travel imagery and levels of happiness and well-being.
Health practices, such as mindfulness and compassion techniques, on travelers happiness, well-being and behavior.
News technologies and their effects on travellers happiness and stress reduction.
Promoters and reducers of happiness and subjective well-being.

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before November 20, 2020, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by November 24, 2020 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by January 3, 2021, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Rebuilding and Restructuring the Tourism Industry: Infusion of Happiness and Quality of Life. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2022.

Important Dates

November 20, 2020: Proposal Submission Deadline
November 24, 2020: Notification of Acceptance
January 3, 2021: Full Chapter Submission
February 16, 2021: Review Results Returned
March 30, 2021: Final Acceptance Notification
April 13, 2021: Final Chapter Submission


André Riani Costa Perinotto
Universidade Federal do Delta do Parnaíba

Verônica Feder Mayer
Federal Fluminense University

Jakson Renner Rodrigues Soares
Universidade da Coruna


Social Sciences and Humanities; Media and Communications; Business and Management
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