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Asia-Pacific Journal of Innovation in Hospitality and Tourism

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Asia-Pacific Journal of Innovation in Hospitality and Tourism


Discipline(s) / Subdiscipline(s):

     1. Social Sciences
         - Business & administration
         - Economics & finance

Print ISSN: 2289-1471
Publisher: Taylor’s University
Publication type: Print
Publication frequency: 2 time(s) per year
Journal Website: http://www.taylors.edu.my/apjiht/issues_n_volumes.html

Contact Info

Asia-Pacific Journal of Innovation in Hospitality and Tourism
Centre for Research and Innovation in Tourism, Hospitality and Food Studies
School of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts
Taylor’s University, Lakeside Campus
No. 1, Jalan Taylor’s,
47500 Subang Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan,

Email: apjiht@taylors.edu.my

The aim of this journal is to promote and enhance research development and innovation in the field of hospitality and tourism. The journal seeks to provide an international platform for hospitality and tourism educators, postgraduate students and researchers, to debate and disseminate research findings, facilitate the discussion of new research areas and techniques and highlight best practices for industry practitioners. The articles published in the journal take a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary approach to studying the marketing, finance, economics and social aspects of the hospitality and tourism.



Kashif Hussain

Editorial Board

Board Members
  • Dimitrios Buhalis, Bournemouth University, UK
  • Kaye Chon, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Kadir Din, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Dogan Gursoy, Washington State University, USA
  • Michael C. Hall, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Amran Hamzah, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Perry Hobson, Taylor’s University, Malaysia
  • Badaruddin Mohamed, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Fevzi Okumus, University of Central Florida, USA
  • Jean-Pierre Poulain, University of Toulouse II-Le Mirail, France
  • John Tribe, University of Surrey, UK
  • Malachi Edwin Vethamani, Taylor’s University, Malaysia
  • Bihu (Tiger) Wu, Peking University, China

  • Advisory Members
  • Nuraisyah Chua Abdullah, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia
  • Levent Altinay, Oxford Brookes University, UK
  • Neethiahnanthan Ari Ragavan, Taylor’s University, Malaysia
  • Norman Au, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Frederic Bouchon, Taylor’s University, Malaysia
  • Ahmet Ozturk Bulent, Central Florida University, USA
  • Christina Geng-Ging Chi, Washington State University, USA
  • Allan de Guzman, University of Santo Tomas, Manilla, Philippines
  • Yusel Ekinci, Oxford Brookes University, UK
  • Smitha Geetha, Taylor’s University, Malaysia
  • Faridah Hassan, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia
  • Sotiris Hji-Avgoustis, Ball State University, Indiana, USA
  • Stanislav Ivanov, International University College, Bulgaria
  • Christian Kahl, Taylor’s University, Malaysia
  • Jay Kandampully, Ohio State University, USA
  • Suresh Kannan, Taylor’s University, Malaysia
  • Woody Kim, Florida State University, USA
  • Azilah Kasim, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Sonia Khan, H.P. University, India
  • Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore, Taylor’s University, Malaysia
  • Cyrille Laporte, University of Toulouse II-Le Mirail, France
  • Emily Ma, Griffith University, Florida
  • Parikshat Singh Manhas, University of Jammu, India
  • Ehsanollah Mansourirad, Taylor’s University, Malaysia
  • Paul J. McVety, Johnson and Wales University, USA
  • Salleh Mohd Radzi, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia
  • Paolo Mura, Taylor’s University, Malaysia
  • Halil Nadiri, Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus
  • Pradeep Kumar Nair, Taylor’s University, Malaysia
  • Vikneswaran Nair, Taylor’s University, Malaysia
  • Ruben Mediona Nayve JR, Lyceum University of the Philippines, Philippines
  • Christy Ng Yen Nee, Taylor’s University, Malaysia
  • Eric Jose Olmedo, University of Toulouse II-Le Mirail, France
  • Nor’ain Othman, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  • Michael Ottenbacher, Heilbronn University, Germany
  • Radesh Palakurthi, Drexel University, USA
  • Ramachandran Ponnan, Taylor’s University, Malaysia
  • Sushila Devi S. Rajaratnam, Taylor’s University, Malaysia
  • Sridar Ramachandran, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Scott Richardson, Blue Mountains International Hotel School, Australia
  • Regina Schlüter, Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Argentina
  • Mohit Shahi, Taylor’s University, Malaysia
  • Ahmed Shuib, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Marianna Sigala, University of the Aegean, Greece
  • Vineetha Sinha, National University Singapore, Singapore
  • Pimtong Tavitiyaman, SPEED, Hong Kong
  • Toney K. Thomas, Taylor’s University, Malaysia
  • Laurence Tibere, University of Toulouse II-Le Mirail, France
  • Muzaffer S. Uysal, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
  • Atila Yuksel, Adnan Menderes University, Turkey



    1. Manuscripts submitted to APJIHT should be original contributions and should not have been previously published nor under consideration for publication elsewhere. Individual and multiple authors are welcome to contribute.

    2. All manuscripts are refereed through a blind review process by at least two academic experts in the particular field of the submitted paper(s) prior to acceptance. The entire review process averages 45 days/1.5 months.

    3. Manuscripts must be written in English.

    4. The abstract should summarize the key points of the paper without exceeding 300 words and, with a maximum of 6 keywords that define the subject matter.

    5. Research articles should normally not exceed 6,000 words, research notes should not exceed 2,500 words and book reviews should not exceed 1,500 words.

    6. Research news (are welcome submission) should feature individuals who make the news with breakthrough research, are/have been involved in outstanding scientific endeavors or conferred with internally recognized awards. Categories of news are: newsmakers, science events, patents from research, commercial products from research and scientific conferences/workshops/symposia (no more than 750 words, and 1 snapshot).

    7. All contributions should follow the format and style described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA, 6th edition).

    8. All manuscripts should be typed in MS WORD format, double-spaced with one-inch margins and using 12-point Times New Roman font (exception of tables 10-point Times New Roman).

    9. Manuscripts should include the following major sections: title page, abstract, main body and references. The title page is the first page and should contain the title of the paper, name of author(s) or authors’ names, institutional affiliation, present position and complete address (including telephone/fax and e-mail).

    10. The main body or text should be divided into headings and subheadings. Main headings should be centered on the page and subheadings placed at the left margin.

    11. All tables and figures should be prepared on separate pages and grouped together at the end of the manuscript, and the place where they are to be included must be clearly marked in the text (e.g. “Insert Figure 1 here”). Tables and figures (300dpi) should be clearly labeled, in the format and style described in APA (6th edition) and suitable for direct reproduction.

    12. References should follow the format and style described in APA (6th edition).

    13. Author’s name should not appear anywhere except on the cover page of only main copy of the manuscript (to preserve anonymity during the blind review process).

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