Call for Chapters: Exploring Culture and Heritage Through Experience Tourism


Yashwant Rawal, Parul Institute of Hotel Management, Parul University, India
Rupa Sinha, Amity Institute of Travel and Tourism, Amity University, India
SANKAR MUKHERJEE, Amity Institute of Travel and Tourism, Amity University, India
Debasish Batabyal, Amity Institute of Travel and Tourism, Amity University, India

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: June 30, 2023
Full Chapters Due: September 7, 2023
Submission Date: September 7, 2023


Tourism policies and activities should be conducted with respect for the artistic, archaeological and cultural heritage, which they should protect and pass on to future generations; particular care should be devoted to preserving monuments, worship sites, archaeological and historic sites as well as upgrading museums which must be widely open and accessible to tourism visits” (UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics, UNWTO;2023).The relationship among tourism, culture and heritage are evolutionary, ever changing and inter disciplinary. In tourism literature, this imperative relationship unfolds and expounds many new areas of study and research in this ever-changing world of trans-boundary movement,unique cultural and heritage edifices.


  • To identify and recognize new areas of culture and heritage tourism in and around the world
  • To understand and conceptualize the idea, scope, prospects and challenges of culture and heritage tourism.
  • To understand the inter-linkages among various sectors and sub-sectors of culture and heritage tourism industry and economy.
  • To conceptualize and learn about the relationship among cultural and heritage tourism, community development, social economy and transnational cooperation.
  • To identify possible opportunities of cultural and heritage tourism and hospitalitywith comparatively other diverse areas like events, resort development and community orientation.

Target Audience

This volume will help post graduate and under graduate students of travel and tourism management around the world for preparing dissertation, project and non teaching credit courses. Most of the universities and institutions offer cultural and heritage tourism as one of the subjects in the curriculum and this area has been gaining popularity in tourism and hospitality research. Besides, industry leaders, policy makers and the entire world of academia including those are interested in multidisciplinary research will also be gaining from the valuable inputs in this volume.

Recommended Topics

(i) Culture, heritage and tourism interrelationship and directions
a. Culture Heritage Vs Tourism
b. Culture Heritage Tourism: Back on the game
c. Cultural Heritage Tourism: Current trends & implications (Event Tourism/ Creative tourism/Indigenous Tourism)
d. Positive and Negative aspects of Cultural Heritage Tourism: An insight story
e. Traditional cultural practices: Significance and Overview
f. Intangible Heritage: Management & conservation Policies
g. Culture as an integral part of Heritage Tourism: aspects & challenges
h. Perspective, challenges, and future direction of Culture Tourism
i. Cultural heritage conservation in rural tourism perspective
j. Cultural heritage conservation bodies: roles and responsibilities from tourism perspective

(ii) Disaster and crises in culture, heritage and religious tourism
a. Tourism disasters on socio, cultural and environmental perspective
b. Mitigating tourism crisis of the modern world
c. Religious tourism issues and challenges of the current scenario
d. Case studies on disaster mitigation in culture, heritage and religious tourism
e. Bad practices and threats at heritage/cultural sites
f. Issues and challenges of religious tourism
g. Religious tourism areas and cultural conservation

(iii) Culture/heritage tourism sustainability
a. Cultural sustainability and Digitalization
b. Stakeholder’s participation and community focuses in sustainable cultural tourism
c. Codes of conduct in sustainable cultural and heritage tourism
d. Socio-economic livelihood through cultural tourism
e. Best practices of developing & managing sustainable cultural heritage tourism
f. Cross cultural relationship of the host population in tourism culture

(IV) Cultural and heritage tourism enterprise development, marketing and society
a. Cultural tourism and Marketing Ethics
b. Motives of cultural and heritage tourists and tourism
c. Community participation in cultural heritage tourism development
d. Community’s attitude towards the development of cultural and heritage tourism
e. Culture Tourism & Community Development
f. Product diversifications of cultural tourism development: Marketing strategies
g. Tourism entrepreneurship in cultural & heritage perspective
h. Entrepreneurship and innovative cultural/heritage and religious tourism business practices, models etc.
i. Use of Block Chain Technology, GIS, Spatial analysis in location management of cultural, heritage and religious tourism
j. IT Models or structure etc. of cultural, heritage and allied tourism system incorporating multiplicity, reciprocity etc.


(v) Human resource management in cultural and heritage tourism
a. Skills and competencies in religious tourism, cultural and heritage tourism
b. Human resource management issues in pilgrim sites
c. Crowd management tools and techniques
d. Organizational aspects of cultural and heritage tour operation
e. Cultural and heritage tour guiding and escorting

(vi) Planning, policy frameworks and strategies of sustainable cultural tourism development
a. Cultural event management, issues challenges
b. Crowd management in temple sites
c. Fair and festival planning and policy issues-case studies, empirical issues challenges
d. Religious event management, policy implications, case studies
e. Creative tourism development policy, conservation of tribal art forms etc.
f. Policy for sustainable cultural tourism in cultural and/or religious sites

(vii) Trans-Modern culture- Technological Implication
a. Implications of technology , know-hows in cultural tourism, religious tourism, heritage conservation
b. Trans-modern cultural sharing, experiential tourism
c. Cultural tourism and knowledge sharing platforms- case studies and future implications
d. Social solidarity economy and cultural and heritage conservation
e. Livelihood of local community/ entrepreneurs in temple/shrine complex, sharing economy, triangular cooperation in cultural and heritage tourism for religious and or mythological circuits etc.

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before June 30, 2023, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by September 7, 2023, 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, Exploring Culture and Heritage Through Experience Tourism. 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 2024.

Important Dates

June 30, 2023: Proposal Submission Deadline
September 7, 2023: Full Chapter Submission
November 5, 2023: Review Results Returned
December 17, 2023: Final Acceptance Notification
December 31, 2023: Final Chapter Submission


Yashwant Singh Rawal
Parul Institute of Hotel Management, Parul University, India

Rupa Sinha
Amity Institute of Travel and Tourism, Amity University, India

Sankar Kumar Mukherjee
Amity Institute of Travel and Tourism, Amity University, India

Debasish Batabyal
Amity Institute of Travel and Tourism, Amity University, India


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