Writing Teaching Cases in Tourism and Hospitality Management

Authors are invited to submit teaching case studies and teaching notes that aim to provide a high quality teaching and learning resource, focused on the management of the tourism, hospitality and events industries for an audience of educators and trainers.

Teaching and learning case studies can be based on empirical research or real-world examples from industry; high quality simulated case studies will also be considered. All case studies should address a current issue relating to management within the tourism, hospitality and events industries. Links with the curriculum areas of marketing, e-commerce, financial management, operations management, economics, strategic management, policy and planning, sustainability, ethics, research methods and human resource management are welcomed; however, other curriculum subjects will also be considered.

Manuscripts submitted to the journal should be original contributions and should not be published or under consideration for publication elsewhere. Submissions should be written in the English language using Microsoft Word and authors must ensure that it is complete, grammatically correct and without spelling or typographical errors. Instructions for the formatting of text, citations/references, and figures/graphs/tables are presented in the ‘notes for authors’ for Tourism and Hospitality Management. Authors should specify the source of teaching case:

Writing a teaching case in tourism and hotel management requires a distinctive literary style written in the third person, in the past tense and establishing an objectivity of core dilemmas in the case. The submitted text should not normally exceed 2,500 words (excluding abstract, tables, figures and references), and should be prepared according to the instructions below:

All pages thereafter must not include authors’ details to facilitate blind peer review, and should be structured under the following headings and sub-headings:

Authors should ensure that manuscripts provide detailed information about the case and the conceptual background/theoretical frameworks. The style of writing should be descriptive and explanatory; authors should avoid analysis or evaluation. Instead, the notes for educators/trainers (in particular the discussion questions, problems, task and/or scenarios) should be designed to allow students/trainees to analyse, evaluate, synthesise and apply knowledge and skills to a tourism, hospitality or events management topic so as to enhance the quality of teaching and learning.

Case study with teaching notes manuscripts should be sent to the Editorial Office electronically via e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The editors reserve the right to return improperly formatted manuscripts to the authors, without blind review.

For further guidance on writing teaching and learning case studies:

Damnjanovic V. (2012) Marketing in Practice Applying the Case Study mm Method, Belgrade, FON

Damnjanović, V. Cicvarić Kostić, S. Nešković E. (2017), How to Write Cases and Teaching Notes in Marketing Education, Marketing Časopis za teoriju i praksu, 48(1), pp.41-49., link:

Leenders, M.R., Mauffette-Leenders, L.A. and Erskine, J. A. (2001). Writing Cases, (Fourth Edition), Ontario,Canada, Ivey Publishing, Richard Ivey School of Business, The University of Western Ontario

Stone, G. and Ineson, E.M. (2011), “Introduction”, in Ineson, E.M., Niţă, V. and Wells, K. (Eds.), International Case Studies for Hospitality and Tourism Management Students and Trainees, Volume 2, Tehnopress, Iaşi, pp. xiii-xiv.