Research in Hospitality Management

ISSN: 2224-3534 (Print)
            2415-5152 (Online)
Publication frequency: 2 issues per year

Publication supported by the Stenden University Academy of International Hospitality ResearchCo-published with RoutledgeThis is a fully Open Access journal that only publishes articles Open Access.

Aims & Scope

Research in Hospitality Management (RHM) is a peer-reviewed Open Access journal publishing articles that make an original contribution to the
understanding of hospitality and to the theory and practice of international hospitality management.

The journal focusses on three main areas: (

1) “Hospitality (Management) Studies” includes articles related to the study of and the study for hospitality. The study of hospitality refers to studies about the essence and ethics of hospitality from a social sciences perspective, while the study for hospitality refers to a more disciplinary approach according to the quintessential managerial areas of Finance, Human Resources, Operations, Marketing & Sales, and Technology;

(2) “Hospitality Management Education” is devoted to articles about curriculum content and delivery methods for training and educating hospitality managers. Considering the size and scope of the hospitality industry, and the number of staff and students involved, studies on efficient, effective, and innovative ways of developing hospitality competencies are considered indispensable;

(3) “Student Research Projects” allows excellent student work to be published. Student work can relate to excellent BA dissertations or MA theses.

RHM also accommodates short communications, working papers, book reviews and discussion papers.



Elena Cavagnaro
Erwin Losekoot
Wichard Zwaal
Academy of International Hospitality Research, Hotel Management School, NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

Honorary Editor-in-Chief: Conrad Lashley, Conrad Lashley & Associates

Editorial Advisory Board

Prof. Julie Allan: University of Birmingham, UK
Dr Alisha Ali: Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Dr Michel Altan: Breda University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
Dr Jan Bamford: London Metropolitan University, UK
Dr Chris Baumann: Macquarie University, Australia
Dr Marco Bevolo: Breda University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands & Marco Bevolo Consulting
Dr Derek Cameron: University of Huddersfield, UK
Prof. Daphne Dekker: Hotelschool The Hague, Netherlands
Prof. Hylke van Dijk: NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
Norman Dinsdale: Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Drs Geesje Duursma: Restaurant Partycentrum Catering De Pleats Burgum, Netherlands
Dr Philip Goulding: Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Dr Joseph Hegarty: Dublin Institute of Technology (emeritus), Ireland 
Andy Heyes: PhD researcher, UK
Dr Ankie Hoefnagels: Hotel Management School Maastricht, Zuyd Hogeschool, Maastricht, Netherlands
Prof. Cathy Hsu: Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Prof. Stanislav Ivanov: Varna University of Management, Bulgaria
Prof. Jay Kandampully: Ohio State University, USA
Dr Peter Klosse: The Academy of Scientific Taste Evaluation, Netherlands 
Thomas Landen: Revinate, Netherlands
Prof. Willy Legrand: IUBH International University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Prof. Luewton Lemos: NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
Joachim de Looij: INK Hotel Amsterdam, Netherlands
Prof. Peter Lugosi: Oxford Brookes University, UK
Prof. Paul Lynch: Independent Researcher, UK
Dr Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire: Technological University Dublin, Ireland 
Prof. David S Martin: Auburn University, USA
Prof. Frans Melissen: Breda University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
 Prof. Julio Mendes: University of Algarve, Portugal
Dr Eleni Michopoulou: University of Derby, UK
Yvonne Nassar: RAI Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dr Kevin O’Gorman: Independent Researcher, UK
Prof. Barry O’Mahony: Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 
Prof. Martin O’Neill: Auburn University, USA
Dr Hans Otting: NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences (Emeritus), Netherlands
Dr Ioannis S. Pantelidis: School of Sport and Service Management, University of Brighton, UK
Dr Rajka Presbury: Blue Mountains, International Hotel Management School, Australia
Dr Sarah Rawlinson: University of Northampton, UK
Prof. Dan Remenyi: ACPI Academic Conferences and Publishing International, USA
Prof. George Ritzer: University of Maryland, USA
Hans van der Reijden: The Hotel at Auburn University, USA
Prof. Olivier Saissi: Université du Sud Toulon Var, France
Dr Zoran Simonovic: Institute of Agricultural Economics, Serbia
Philip Sloan: IUBH International University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Dr Scott Smith, University of South Carolina, USA
Prof. Ana Paula Garcia Spolon: Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de São Paulo, Brazil
Dr Craig Thompson: THE ICE Maarten Wessels: Entrée Magazine, Netherlands
Prof. Karoline Wiegerink: Hotelschool The Hague, Netherlands 
Prof. Ian Yeoman: Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand 

Information Science Consultant: Kathy Ord- Stenden University, Port Alfred, South Africa 

Published in association with Stenden University:

Latest Issue

Volume 12, Issue 1, 2022


Author(s): Erwin Losekoot, The Netherlands
Pages: iii–iii

Research Article

Teleworking and the jobs of tomorrow
Author(s): Georges El Hajal, The Netherlands
Pages: 21–27
The Delphi technique: a tutorial
Author(s): Victoria Naisola-Ruiter, The Netherlands
Pages: 91–97


Instructions for Authors

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Instructions for Authors

Original research articles, substantive topic reviews, viewpoints and short communications that make an original contribution to the understanding of hospitality and hospitality management in a global context will be considered for publication in the Journal. Email articles in MS Word format to the Editor-in-Chief at Contributions are accepted on the understanding that the authors have the authority for publication. Submission of multi-authored manuscripts implies that all authors have approved submission of the article to this Journal, have read it and approve of its publication. Manuscripts should not have been published before and must not be under consideration by another journal. Contributions must conform to the principles outlined in Ethical Considerations in Research Publication available on the Journal’s Instructions to Authors page*. The journal does not restrict manuscript length. Before submitting a manuscript, authors should peruse and consult a recent issue of the Journal for format and style. Articles are published Open Access under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC BY) and authors retaincopyright of their work. There are no page charges levied for publication of contributions. Printing of colour is subject tonegotiation with the Editor-in-Chief.

Manuscript format

Manuscripts must be in English with UK English spelling and hyphenation conventions (see Oxford English Dictionary). Non-English terms and phrases must include translations. The following essential information is required:

Title: This should be brief and sufficiently informative for retrieval by automatic searching techniques. Author/s and address/es of authors: List all authors’ names in full. Provide an institutional address and email address for each author and indicate who is the corresponding author.

Abstract: Provide an abstract of no more than 250 words, accurately summarising the information presented in the article. Do not include references in the abstract.

Keywords: Provide 6 to 8 keywords not already in the title.

Main text: Articles should be well structured using standard or similarly appropriate headings (Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion). Use no more than three heading levels (main heading and two subheading levels), in sentence case and not numbered. Endnotes (not footnotes) may be used. Use double quotation marks.

Tables: All tables must be provided in a suitable editable format. Tables must be numbered sequentially with Arabic numerals and with an explanatory title at the head. All tables must be referred to in the text.

Figures and illustrations: Authors must ensure that they have permission to reproduce any images protected by copyright. Figures should be numbered sequentially with Arabic numerals and with an explanatory caption below. All figures must be referred to in the text. Figures should be planned with a maximum final width of either 84 mm or 176 mm.

Authors must ensure that their figures conform to the technical requirements and style of the journal; fees may be charged for redrawing figures. Images must be of suitable quality for reproduction, i.e., at least 300 dpi for photographs. These can be saved (in order of preference) in PSD, JPEG, PDF or EPS format. Line drawings like maps should be at least 600 dpi. Graphs, charts or maps can be saved in AI, PDF or EPS format. MS Office files (Word, Powerpoint, Excel) are also acceptable but DO NOT EMBED Excel graphs or Powerpoint slides in a MS Word document as an image, rather send the original Excel or Powerpoint files. More detailed technical information is given in Figure Guidelines for Authors.* Acknowledgements: Check that funder requirements are met. Reference list: A comprehensive list of all sources referred to
in your article in APA 6 style (see below).


All sources must be cited in the text using the AUTHOR–DATE method in the APA 6 style, with a corresponding list of references at the end also in the APA 6 style. All entries in the reference list must be cited in the text. Provide DOIs and URLs in your reference list where available and appropriate. Some examples follow:

Crotts, J. C. (2004). The effect of cultural distance on overseas travel behaviors. Journal of Travel Research, 43(1), 83–88. https://doi. org/10.1177/0047287504265516

Arrindell, W. A., Eisemann, M., Richter, J., Oei, T. P. S., Caballo, V. E., van der Ende, J., ... Hudson, B. L. (2003, April). Phobic anxiety in 11 nations. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 41(4), 461–479.

De Mooij, M. (2004). Consumer behaviour and culture: Consequences for global marketing and advertising. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Ekman, P. (1992). Telling lies (3rd ed.). New York: W.W. Norton.

Molz, J. (2007). Cosmopolitans on the couch. In: J. Molz, & S. Gibson (Eds.), Mobilizing hospitality: The ethics of social relations in a mobile world (pp. 78–99). Farnham: Ashgate.

Schwartz, J. (1993, September 30). Obesity affects economic, social status. The Washington Post, p. 4.

Proofs and reprints
PDF proofs will be emailed to the corresponding author forchecking and signoff. Prompt return of proofs will minimise the risk of the article being held over to a later issue.




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