Changes in the Journal


Main Changes in the Journal starting from 2019:

1. As the journal is now publishing the papers in the order they are approved, just the end of the year we will have all the issues completed. Papers are been uploaded one by one. 

2. Texts aren't following a sequential order in the issue neither in their pages. All the papers will be identified by their DOI's.

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Edição Atual

v. 10 n. 1, 2 e 3 (2020): Current Issues on Tourism and Thematic Issue: “Crisis and Uncertainty in Pandemic Times"
Publicado: 2020-07-31





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Anais Brasileiros de Estudos Turísticos (ABET) - 2238-2925

ABET is indexed in Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) and ISI Web of Science


 “Tourism in times of COVID-19


Editor in Chief


Thiago Duarte Pimentel,

Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora/UFJF, Brazil


Guest Editors


Maximiliano E. Korstanje

University of Palermo, Buenos Aires – CERS, University of Leeds UK


Sharad Kulshreshta

North-Eastern Hill University, India




Subhash K. B Pillai, 

Goa University, India


Purpose of the special issue


The recent virus outbreaks recently occurred in Wu-Han (China) not only has shown the vulnerability of the tourism industry but also stopped the world. Specialists and colleagues of all pundits have been debated hotly on the effects of COVID-19 on the tourism industry as well as the future of tourism research. For some voices, Coronavirus disease should be esteemed as a valid opportunity towards a more sustainable world (Gossling, Scott & Hall, 2020; Higgins-Desbiolles, 2020; Prideaux, Thompson & Pabel 2020) while for other it poses a serious challenge for the future of the industry (Korstanje 2020). Beyond this discrepancy, COVID19 has been widely and rapidly disseminated through the modern means of mobilities and transport which connected dispersed geographical areas in hours. Basically, and in weeks, the virus –originally spread in China- arrived in Europe and the US. In almost a month, the disease expanded to the rest of Latin America and Africa affecting all nations in the earth. The pandemic has unfortunately left 665.231 deaths infecting almost 17.040.985 (numbers updated in July). Although governments adopted different tactics and strategies, they consisted in several restrictions to global mobilities and tourism such as the cancelation of all incoming flights, national borders as well as the airspace, and the imposition of a lock-down which impeded internally the transit of persons. One of the most castigated countries were the US (152.945 victims) followed by Brazil (88.792 victims), the UK (45.961), Mexico (44.876), Italy (35.129) and Spain (28.441) only to name a few. What is more important, COVID-19 ushered the tourism industry in an unparalleled crisis which today needs from the inter-disciplinary research to find success post-pandemic strategies for a rapid recovery. Because of this, the present call for papers invites professional researchers, scholars and policy-makers –without mentioning post-graduate students- to present their advances with a strong focus on the effects and consequences of Coronavirus in tourism and hospitality. The call, also, accepts not only theoretical but also empirically-based approaches.   All papers should be written in English and finely-adapted to APA citation style and dotted with abstract and 5 keywords. Last but not least, papers should be no larger than 5.000 or 6.000 words.  The important dates and deadlines are as follows,


Theme and related issues

While not limited to the following topics, we encourage scholars to focus on:


  • Tourists' attitudes and attitudes towards tourism before, during and after COVID pandemic;
  • Resident’s attitudes and attitudes towards tourism before, during and after COVID pandemic;
  • The impact of COVID on management of touristic firms and destinations;
  • Social imaginary about COVID and the interest on traveling before, during and after COVID pandemic;
  • Re-imagining tourist destinations, marketing and consumption in COVID times;
  • Risk society and the tourism response on social sciences to a COVID world.


The special issue editors encourage a range of methodological approaches, including but not limited to: textual analysis; surveys and interviews; mixed approaches; and case study.


Submission Notes and Timeline

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.


Submission of full papers should be submitted no later than 31-12-2020

Review process due at 01-02-2021

Final Submission 01-04-2021

Please forward the manuscripts to the attention of Maximiliano E. Korstanje at or

Do not hesitate to contact me at the above-noted email addresses.


Formatting and Publication

  • Please access here the template of the journal




Gössling, S., Scott, D., & Hall, C. M. (2020). Pandemics, tourism and global change: a rapid assessment of COVID-19. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 1-20.

Higgins-Desbiolles, F. (2020). Socialising tourism for social and ecological justice after COVID-19. Tourism Geographies, 1-14.

Korstanje M. E (2020). “Passage from the tourist-gaze to the wicked-gaze: a case study on COVID19 with special reference to Argentina”. In International Case Studies in the Management of Disasters:  natural – manmade Calamities and Pandemics. In George B & Qamar-ud-Din Mahar. Wagon Lane, Emerald Group Publishing.

Prideaux, B., Thompson, M., & Pabel, A. (2020). Lessons from COVID-19 can prepare global tourism for the economic transformation needed to combat climate change. Tourism Geographies, 1-12.