Calls for Case Studies

Outdoor leisure: Experiencing and overcoming exclusion and inequity

The outdoors, as broadly defined to represent everywhere outside of a roofed building, represents a significant component of leisure and the related leisure industry. In the academic literature, popular culture, and industry promotional materials, leisure in the outdoors is viewed positively for its ability to enhance personal wellbeing and challenge participants in multiple ways. However, discourses and practices of outdoor leisure have constructed a dominant assumption that those who participate are white, male, heterosexual, 20-30 years old, fit/athletic, and able-bodied. This is currently being challenged both in practice and through academic studies. This special issue of Tourism Cases is designed to help further and promote the challenging of the dominant assumptions around which bodies belong in outdoor leisure.

Due August 1st, 2022

Tourism in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) – Changes, Challenges and Opportunities

With its world-class combination of natural and cultural assets, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has been a significant tourist destination for centuries. Currently, the tourism industry (conceived as a broad umbrella intersecting cognate industries and disciplines, such as leisure, hospitality, recreation and events) in the area is experiencing tremendous growth. Indeed, in the last 20 years most of the MENA countries have invested in the development and promotion of tourism as a way of diversifying local economies and re-shaping perceptions of destinations

Due August 31st, 2022

Other ways to contribute

Before you start, please read our Submission Guidelines.

If you only have the outline of a case study you’d like to write, please complete a Case Proposal Form and submit it via Scholar One.

If you have a pre-written case study, you can submit it directly on Scholar One using the Title Page template and the Main Case template.

Please note: Most case studies also have additional teaching notes called ‘Exploring the Case’. If you are submitting a completed case study, please also complete the Exploring the Case template with your submission.


Case Proposal Form

Title Page Template

Main Case Template

Exploring the Case Template

The Bridge

If you are a person or an organisation that has a story to tell or good case material, but not the resources or skills to turn it into a finalised case study, CABI can arrange for your case to be written. Complete the Case Proposal Form and return to

Many schools, universities and consultancies are looking for good case material and are keen to make contact with members of the tourism industry. They may have writers (post-graduate students or consultants) that can turn this raw material into finalised case studies, formatted to CABI’s requirements. We call such a collaboration, facilitated by CABI, ‘The Bridge’.

Tourism Cases is made possible through partnerships, including:

Universities and schools involved in the research and teaching of tourism, events, hospitality, recreation and leisure.

International organisations and consultancies that undertake research, provide advisory services and produce reports on tourism.

Tourism operators of all kinds, including commercial and private partnerships, territorial managers such as National Parks, tourism operator associations and representatives of the industry.

Private and public organisations that provide funding, expertise and other support to tourism development on the ground, working at the national, regional or local level.


We are seeking partners from all the categories above, each sharing their experience according to their mission and expertise. The contributing organisation benefits through greater visibility of the work that they are doing and as supporters of sustainable tourism development.

For more information on becoming a partner please contact Claire Parfitt