Please note - The deadline for submissions has passed. If you are in the process of putting a paper or poster together, please send an expression of interest to CHME2019@gmail.comGuidance notes for contributors can be found here.

Academic Papers

Full papers – Of approximately 3000 words excluding references, may be conceptual or empirical and should normally report on completed studies in one or more of the suggested track themes, however papers reporting on substantially developed work in progress will also be considered. All full papers will be subject to a double blind reviewing process. If accepted, authors will normally be required to present in a 30 minute session (20 minutes for presenting the study and 10 minutes for questions) at the conference.

Posters – Authors should be encouraged to use posters as an alternative means of presenting their research. This may be a more appropriate format for reporting on less developed work in process.

Please refer to the call for papers information guide for further guidance. 

Conference themes:

The 2019 CHME Conference at the University of Greenwich will be shaped around a number of standing themes and a range of special themes.

The standing themes for CHME are as follows:

  • Hospitality and Management
  • Critical and cultural studies of hospitality
  • Learning, teaching and assessment in hospitality management education

The special themes for this year's conference include:

  • Urban Hospitality
  • Hospitality and Wellness

Keynote speakers:

  • Chris Moore - Chief Executive, The Clink Charity
  • Julie Barker - previous Deputy Chair, TUCO‚Äč
  • Professor Jon Wilson - Specialist in multiculturalism
  • Dr Melanie Smith – Specialist in wellness tourism
  • Professor Dorina-Maria Buda - Head of International Centre for Research in Events

Indicative Timetable


By When

Submission of papers for reviewing

Register of poster presentations

December 2018

Reviews returned to authors

February 2019

Final paper submission

March 2019

Final papers to conference organisers

April 2019


May 2019

Awards and prizes 

The winner of Best Paper and Best Poster for each of the five tracks will receive framed certificates for presentation at the Gala Dinner. The Clive Robertson Award for the best developmental paper will be presented in the 'Learning, Teaching and Assessment in Hospitality Management Education' track theme.

Publication Opportunities

Hospitality & Society

Hospitality & Society is an international multidisciplinary social sciences journal focusing upon hospitality and exploring its connections with wider social and cultural processes and structures. The journal welcomes submissions from various disciplines and aims to be an interactive forum expanding frontiers of knowledge and contributing to the literature on hospitality social science. Articles that stimulate debate, discussion and exchange across disciplines are welcomed, as well as review essays or short topical pieces that are provocative and problematic in nature.

International Journal of Spa and Wellness

International Journal of Spa and Wellness is the first peer-reviewed research journal for Spa and Wellness published by Taylor & Francis. The journal publishes high quality international, multi-disciplinary research. It also serves as a platform for international practitioners in the fields of spa, health and wellness to showcase industry best practice. We publish original empirical and theoretical material which is relevant to both academics and spa and wellness practitioners on a broad range of topics including: spa design and management, wellness tourism and hospitality, medical tourism, health and wellbeing, sustainable environments, advances in wellness technologies, health psychology, beauty, fitness, nutrition, holistic medicine and complementary practices, training and education. The content of the journal reflects the diverse and complex nature of the subject areas and therefore can take the form of research articles, case studies, reports, book and conference reviews.

Tourism & Hospitality Research

Tourism and Hospitality Research (THR) is firmly established as an influential and authoritative, peer-reviewed journal for tourism and hospitality researchers and professionals. THR covers applied research in the context of Tourism and Hospitality in areas such as policy, planning, performance, development, management, strategy, operations, marketing and consumer behavior. We accept papers in other areas within the context of tourism and hospitality provided the paper delivers research with significant implications for tourism and hospitality. Please note that for hospitality papers we expect a subsection in the conclusions of your paper clearly labeled as Industry Implications.