Conflict-Ridden Destinations


Marketing and Branding of Conflict-Ridden Destinations, Special issue of Journal of Destination Marketing and Management; Abstract deadline 10 May 2015

Special Issue: Journal of Destination Marketing and Management

Marketing and Branding of Conflict-ridden Destinations

Guest editors

Erdinç Çakmak and Rami K. Isaac

Academy for Tourism, NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands

In this special issue the focus will be on the various types of conflict-ridden destinations and their contextual issues. Authors are invited to submit original papers on the following topics focused on the current and post-conflict ridden destinations worldwide:

  • Case studies of destination marketing and branding in inter-state and intra state conflict-ridden areas
  • New types of tourism, e.g. political tourism, justice tourism, battlefield tourism, dark tourism
  • Correcting negative image of conflict-ridden destinations
  • Destination marketing during and/or after a crisis (e.g. political disaster, natural disaster, war)
  • Destination marketing of contested places
  • Destination marketing of places with social and/or environmental problems
  • Tourists’ past experiences after visiting conflict-ridden destinations
  • Tourists’ expectations, motivations of visiting conflict-ridden places
  • Understanding the ways in which the language of violence/conflict operates in and through tourism, whether is symbolic, spoken, visual or virtual
  • To what extent can tours, stimulate post-trip connections with the individual or group visited? And the benefits of any connection

Key deadlines

  • Interested authors should email their abstract (200-300 words) or proposal to Erdinç Çakmak at on or before May 10, 2015
  • Authors will be notified no later than May 30, 2015 on the decision over their abstracts.
  • Full articles (approximately 5,000 – 7,000 words) should be submitted by January 31, 2016. The format of guidelines is provided on the journal webpage.
  • All articles will undergo blind review by at least two reviewers.
  • The anticipated date for publication of the Special Issue is September, 2016.

Please feel free to share this call with your students, your colleagues who are working on a related topic on destination marketing of conflict-ridden places. For any further queries you can contact me. Looking forward to your contributions and I remain.


Rami Isaac