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The contribution of events to destination revitalisation and competitiveness

Special issue call for abstracts from Journal of Place Management and Development

Guest Editors:

Dr Nicholas Wise, Liverpool John Moores University, [email protected]
Dr Tanja Armenski, University of Novi Sad, [email protected]


Place management and place branding are issues of increasing international importance, as places constantly adapt to meet the needs of their users against a back-drop of economic uncertainty, demographic change and technological innovation.

This journal is unique in bringing together research from management, real estate, marketing, tourism, retailing, geography, public administration, sociology, planning and design to advance understanding of place management, marketing and development.

Destination competitiveness is a well-researched area, with a number of accepted models. However, there is a need for research that focuses on more niche forms of destination development to build on competitiveness. This special issue will focus specifically on how events contribute to destination revitalisation and competitiveness.

Research aims to build on theoretical knowledge positioning the role of events in the host destination, and how they play a vital role in urban/regional revitalisation and competitiveness.

What is the purpose of this special issue?:

The purpose of this JPMD Special Issue aims to build on theoretical knowledge positioning the role of events in the host destination, and how they play a vital role in urban/regional revitalisation and competitiveness.

Suggestions as to the approaches relevant to the JPMD Special Issue include:

  • Teaching aims are to strengthen event management students understanding of place development and competitiveness in an increasingly competitive events environment.

  • Practical and policy recommendations for destination planners and event managers are to be provided with an aim to adopt the best policies and good practice for successful event management, as well as bringing to attention the importance of the long-term event legacy planning. The research will be useful for destination managers and researchers who will be encouraged to disseminate study findings.

Submissions and schedule:

30 August 2018 - Abstracts submitted to guest editors to review prior to submission of papers
30 September 2018 - Feedback on abstracts
1 May 2019 - Full papers submitted
1 August 2019 - Reviews returned to authors
1 October 2019 - Revisions made and resubmitted
1 December 2019 - Final decisions and submit accepted papers to publisher for early-publication of special issue


Armenski, T., Dwyer, L., & Pavluković, V. (2017). Destination competitiveness: Public and private sector tourism management in Serbia. Journal of Travel Research,
Armenski, T., Vladimir, M., Nemanja, D., & Tamara, J. (2011). Integrated model of destination competitiveness. Tourism and Management Studies, 15, 58–69.
Clark, J., & Wise, N. (eds). (2018). Urban Renewal, Community and Participation: Theory, Policy and Practice. Berlin: Springer.
Crouch, G.I. (2011). Destination competitiveness: An analysis of determinant attributes. Journal of Travel Research, 50, 27–45.
Crouch, G.I., & Ritchie, J.R.B. (1999). Tourism, competitiveness, and societal prosperity. Journal of Business Research, 44, 137–152.
DomínguezVila, T., Darcy, S., & González, E.A. (2015). Competing for the disability tourism market: a comparative exploration of the factors of accessible tourism competitiveness in Spain and Australia. Tourism Management, 47, 261–272.
Dwyer, L., Dragićević, V., Armenski, T., & Cvelbar, L.K. (2016). Achieving destination competitiveness: An importance–performance analysis of Serbia. Current Issues in Tourism, 19, 1309–1336.
Dwyer, L., & Kim, C. (2003). Destination competitiveness: Determinants and indicators. Current Issues in Tourism, 6, 369–413.
Enright, M.J., & Newton, J. (2004). Tourism destination competitiveness: A quantitative approach. Tourism Management, 25, 777–788.
García, B. (2005). Deconstructing the city of culture: The long-term cultural legacies of Glasgow 1990. Urban Studies, 42(5/6), 841–868.
Go, F.M., & Govers, R. (2000). Integrated quality management for tourist destinations: A European perspective on achieving competitiveness. Tourism Management, 21, 79–88.
Gomezelj, O.D., & Mihalič, T. (2008). Destination competitiveness-Applying different models, the case of Slovenia. Tourism Management, 29, 294–307.
Hassan, S.S. (2000). Determinants of market competitiveness in an environmentally sustainable tourism industry. Journal of Travel Research, 38, 239–245.
Kim, C., & Dwyer, L. (2003). Destination competitiveness and bilateral tourism flows between Australia and Korea. Journal of Tourism Studies, 14, 55–67.
Kozak, M., & Rimmington, M. (1999). Measuring tourist destination competitiveness: conceptual considerations and empirical findings. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 18, 273–283.
Mulec, I., & Wise, N. (2013). Indicating the competitiveness of Serbia’s Vojvodina Region as an emerging tourism destination. Tourism Management Perspectives, 8, 68–79.
Richards, G., de Brito, M.P., & Wilks, L. (Eds.) (2013). Exploring the social impacts of events. London: Routledge.
Richards, G., & Palmer, R. (2010). Eventful cities: cultural management and urban revitalization. London: Elsevier.
Richards, G., & Wilson, J. (2007). The impact of cultural events on city image: Rotterdam, cultural capital of Europe 2001. Urban Studies, 41, 1931–1951.
Ritchie, J.R.B., & Crouch, G.I. (2003). The competitive destination: A sustainable tourism perspective. Cambridge: CABI.
Smith, A. (2012). Events and urban regeneration. London: Routledge.
Spirou, C. (2011). Urban tourism and urban change. London: Routledge.
Wise, N. (2016). Outlining triple bottom line contexts in urban tourism regeneration. Cities, 53, 30–34.
Wise, N., & Clark, J. (eds). (2017). Urban Transformations: Geographies of Renewal and Creative Change. London: Routledge.
Wise, N., & Whittam, G. (2015). Editorial: Regeneration, enterprise, sport and tourism. Local Economy, 30(8), 867–870.

Other published issues to refer to:

This Call for Papers on ‘The contribution of events to destination revitalisation and competitiveness’ is complemented by earlier JPMD Special Issues:

Participatory Placemaking (Issue 2, 2018)

Place in Practice (Issue 1, 2014)