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Calls for Case Studies:

Animals in Tourism

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CABI Tourism Cases is a dynamic repository of double-blind, peer-reviewed case studies written by practitioners and academics from around the world. Cases offer a snapshot of tourism phenomena to “help students explore the tangible impacts of tourism research, showing them how their studies can become a sustainable future”(CABI Cases). Each case comes with notes to help facilitate discussion with students, and many are adapted from published research. 

 

This call is for tourism cases centered around animals in tourism. As the literature around animal use in tourism has grown over the last decade, so has the need for real-world examples of how to engage with animals through tourism. This special selection will grow over the years to house robust cases regarding animal welfare, agency, and ethics, highlighting interventions, praxis, visitor interactions, and social and environmental issues. We
encourage international perspectives from a variety of disciplines.

If you are interested in participating in the CABI Tourism Cases program, please provide a summary of your idea (up to 300 words) to Carol Kline at klinecs@appstate.edu

You will be informed as to whether to submit the full case for review.


While your Case Study will be subject to peer review, case studies are very different in nature to your typical journal article. The characteristics of CABI’s Tourism Cases are as follows:


  • Tourism Cases are typically between 2000 and 4000 words long, rarely much less or much more, though the potential does exist. The emphasis is on quality rather than length.
  • They are written for serious readers, whether students, teachers, academics, public stakeholders or industry practitioners, in a style that is accessible.
  • They describe a situation or development relating to tourism, leisure, recreation, hospitality or events. They are often written from the point of view of the stakeholders (e.g., academics, students, operators and/or other practitioners involved in animal tourism).
  • A Tourism Case can stand alone. It generally tells a story, providing enough information to appreciate why the action took place the way it did. It may inspire, but above all it leads the reader to a better understanding of the example and of the principles that it illustrates.


This is a great opportunity to showcase your effective teaching and learning practices in relation to animals in tourism and be a leader in this field. There is no doubt your peers and colleagues and future industry partners will appreciate your valuable insight into how we can enhance student experience and employability.