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  • Vol. 20 No. 3 (2022)

  • Vol. 20 No. 2 (2022)

  • Vol. 20 No. 1 (2022)

  • Vol. 19 No. 3 (2021)

    The ASEAN Journal of Hospitality and Tourism (AJHT) editorial team would like to greet the academic community and researchers on tourism and hospitality from Bandung Indonesia. Starting from volume 19, number 3, December 2021, AJHT will increase its publication time two to three times a year, every April, August, and December. So that researchers whose papers pass the publishing process can be published immediately. This December issue presents ten articles covering several essential aspects of tourism destinations, human resources and hospitality. The articles published comes from Indonesia and several foreign countries across the globe.

    The first article examines the various determinants that affect travellers’ behavioural intention regarding hotel booking through smartphone apps in India. This study found all dimensions significant except effort expectancy, facilitating conditions and habits. A newly added dimension, perceived trust, was also a substantial predictor of consumers’ behavioural intentions for hotel booking through smartphone apps. The study provides implications for hotel managers that the information provided on apps must be accurate, up-to-date, reliable, and easy to operate regarding hotel services.

    Then the second article looks at the decision-making in selecting a higher education programme from a consumer behaviour perspective and examines who influences students when deciding on which hospitality and tourism Bachelor’s degree to pursue. The findings show that the most significant influencers are ‘friends and classmates’ followed by ‘family’ then ‘teachers’, while the cultural influence of Confucianism and collectivism might be the underlying basis for the decision process. The third article attempts to empirically retest the assumed relationship between political empowerment and resident support for ecotourism, with perceived benefits and costs as mediating variables—the results derived from the Structural Equation Modelling (SEM). The appointment is central to community-based tourism. The fourth article explains how career construction theory (CCT), turnover intentions are linked to work engagement. The findings that the root cause is an orientation to happiness (OTH). OTH found a negative association between work engagement and employee attrition intentions.

    The fifth article analyses elements linked with job satisfaction and performance among employees in the accommodation sector. The study revealed that employee satisfaction was an important aspect that affected job performance and organizational success. Next, the sixth article is the tourism supply chain for reviving the economy in the post-Covid era. The research paper elucidates that post-shock of Covid-19, understanding religious tourism enablers will provide opportunities to all the stakeholders of this chain. The seventh article examines how social capital affected the resilience strategy in a tourist destination during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the case of Nglanggeran Tourism Village, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, formally reoperated earliest whilst a pandemic is still underway. The eighth article aims to understand factors that influence the acceptance of tourism academia toward implementing a new-normal policy for the tourism industry in Bali.

    The ninth article examines how air travellers conceptualize in-flight experience. The findings allow airline managers to prioritize different aspects of in-flight expertise based upon their relative importance to air travellers. And the last one discusses Hofstede’s Values Survey Module explores potential cultural differences between China and Taiwan. The focus is on workers in hotels that cater to Western visitors. That is a summary of the ten papers published in this edition. Hopefully, the next issue will be better.

  • Vol. 19 No. 2 (2021)

    The ASEAN Journal of Hospitality and Tourism (AJHT) editorial team would like to greet the academic community and researchers in tourism and hospitality from Bandung Indonesia. Starting from volume 19, number 2, August 2021, AJHT will increase its publication time two to three times a year, every April, August, and December. So that researchers whose papers pass the publishing process can be published immediately.

    This August issue of AJHT presents six papers covering several essential aspects of tourism destinations. A tourism destination is a unique place where a visitor spends at least one night and exhibits tourism products.

    Such as attractions, supporting services, financial institutions in the destination, impact of destination attribute, destination image, management of destination, traditional travel agency, and the prospect of halal tourism destination. Papers published in this issue include researchers from Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Singapore, and Malaysia.

    The first article discusses to assess the role of financial institutions in promoting tourism entrepreneurship in the state of Kerala; Kerala is a brand of Indian tourism and the destiny of world tourism. The study found that financial institutions significantly assist tourism enterprises in asset creation. Further, the findings reveal a positive association between financial assistance in the innovation of recreation facilities and a stimulus to start enterprises in the tourism sector.

    Then the second article discusses considering the importance of this region as the top income contributor but not in terms of the number of tourists’ visits. This study problematizes the impacts of destination attributes on tourist’s destination selection. The multiple regression analysis results revealed that characteristics of Amenities, Destination Attractions, Accessibility, Ancillary Services, and Destination Environment have a moderate positive relationship whilst the service quality weak positive relationship with Tourist’s Destination selection. Destination attraction was identified as the most influential factor of all attributes.

    The third article discusses the destination image of Himachal Pradesh from foreign tourist perception. This study is an inquiry from 384 Foreign Nationals who included destination Himachal in their visit to India. The latent factors of ‘destination image’ were extracted and validated through structural equation modelling (SEM). Out of the ten explored latent factors, the affective dimension is the central element followed by infrastructure, culture, and safety are acting as significant persuading forces in destination image formation.

    The fourth article is a study synthesizing the resource-advantage theory and Hofstede cultural dimensions that explore the influence of customer orientation and knowledge creation on the firm performance for small hotels. The results disclose that forging memorable and positive customer experiences and developing informed knowledge databases are business practices that sustain strong performance.

    The fifth article discusses the factors influencing the selection of traditional travel agencies in Banjarmasin, Indonesia. The study results indicate that Indonesian travellers have an overall positive attitude towards traditional travel agencies due to their expertise and handling capacity of travel services. An important finding reveals transactional security as a vital factor in habitual selection. And the last one discusses the prospect of halal tourism in Ponorogo, Indonesia, using the PESTLE method (political, economic, social, technological, legal, and environmental). In general, this is a way of expanding and encouraging East Java Province to become an area capable of implementing halal tourism.

    That is a summary of the six papers published in this edition. Hopefully, the next issue will be better.

  • Vol. 19 No. 1 (2021)

    EDITORIAL

    From the ASEAN Journal of Hospitality and Tourism (AJHT) editorial team, we would like to greet the academic community and researchers in the field of tourism and hospitality from Bandung Indonesia. Starting from volume 19 number 1, April 2021, AJHT will increase its publication time from two to three times a year, every April, August, and December. So that researchers whose papers pass the publishing process can be published immediately.

    This April issue of AJHT presents six papers covering several essential aspects of tourism sector development. Sustainability is a central theme related to climate change, carrying capacity, heritage, and the application of technology in tourism, particularly in developing countries. And finally, regarding the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on tourism. Papers published in this issue include researchers from countries such as the UK, Philippines, Indonesia, United States, South Korea, and India.

    The first article discusses the perceptions of tourism accommodation suppliers on adaptation measures to the impacts of climate change, with the study location in a coastal tourism area, Koh Phi Phi Island, Thailand. This study explains that most businesses have implemented (consciously or not) climate change adaptation measures, such as insurance coverage, water treatment equipment, and staff training on emergency response.

    Then the second article discusses the concept of sustainable tourism and carrying capacity. This paper uses an analysis of the tourism suitability index and the Boullon Carrying Capacity Mathematical Model (BCCMM) in assessing four selected tourist sites in Tinambac, Camarines Sur, Philippines. The third article discusses the cultural potential and history of cultural heritage areas. Actions that need to be taken for preservation are to develop it into a tourist spot. The development strategy proposed in this study includes (1) conservation, attractions, and cultural experiences, (2) heritage tourism facilities, (3) human resource development, (4) increasing the sense of place by raising local wisdom, and (5) development of supporting accessibility.

    The fourth article is a study of the potential of technology for developing and promoting sustainable tourism in Nepal. The study reveals that new technologies help reduce manual work and maximize productivity. The challenges of technological interventions and the steps required to overcome these barriers are explored. In addition, this paper also discusses the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on tourism in Nepal and puts forward the suggestions needed to reduce the crisis.

    The fifth article discusses the sustainability of Lake Toba in North Sumatra. It examines coastal tourism in Indonesia and discusses possible steps to achieve sustainable coastal tourism on Lake Toba. The research results reveal that the scholars' laws and government policies, and recommendations significantly strengthen sustainable tourism on Lake Toba.

    And the last one discusses the impact of Covid-19 on the tourism sector globally. The paper shows the various efforts made by these countries to open borders to attract tourists but has not been able to increase the confidence of tourists to travel. Globalization has increased the vulnerability of tourism to crises, and sustainability supported by innovation may be a way out for this sector.

    That is a summary of the six papers published in this edition. Hopefully, the next issue will be better.

     

    Alhilal Furqan

    Editor-in-Chief

    ASEAN Journal on Hospitality and Tourism

    Centre for Tourism Planning and Development

    Institut Teknologi Bandung

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