Theme

 

TRACK 1: Cutting edge research in tourism and leisure studies

  • Interdisciplinary studies in tourism and leisure
  • Advances in tourism disciplines: sociology, anthropology, geography, etc.
  • Towards new integrative conceptions and models in tourism and leisure domains
  • Comparative studies in tourism, hospitality and recreation domains
  • Bridging the gap between education and industry needs
  • Emerging issues in travel and tourism education and training

 

TRACK 2: Tourism policy, regional development and planning

  • Tourism Development, Tourism Policy and Planning
  • Public private partnerships in Tourism
  • Monitoring and Management of Tourism Development
  • Strategic environmental assessment for tourism planning
  • Governmental policy and Tourism
  • Tourism and globalization
  • Urban planning and tourism
  • Tourism and regional development
  • Tourism mobility and urban space

 

TRACK 3: Sustainable tourism development

  • Community responses to tourists and tourism
  • Economic, social, environmental and cultural impacts of tourism
  • Instruments and indicators for more sustainable tourism
  • Global change and tourism: sociocultural issues
  • Climate changes and tourism
  • Assessment tools for tourism evaluation
  • Tourism accreditation and certification
  • Ecotourism certification
  • Urban sustainability and tourism
  • Renewable energy and tourism
  • Hotel and restaurants energy solutions
  • Responsible tourism and ethical tourism
  • Coastal sustainable tourism
  • Tourism and Biodiversity protection
  • Innovation patterns in sustainable tourism

 

TRACK 4: Tourism and hotel management

  • Tourism development and finance
  • Best practices in hospitality and tourism management
  • Global economy and tourism
  • Managing human resources in hospitality and tourism
  • Strategic management in Tourism
  • Tourism Innovation and Creativity
  • Tourism Destination Competitiveness
  • Hotel services management
  • Hotel service technology management
  • Food and beverage management
  • Rest and relaxing management
  • Hotel accounting and efficacy
  • Logistics and Transports
  • Technology and its Impact on Quality
  • Quality management in tourism

 

TRACK 5: Tourism marketing

  • Best practices in tourism marketing
  • Tourism market strategy
  • Tourism destination image
  • Destination branding
  • Branding tourism products
  • Consumer behavior in Tourism
  • Lifestyles and tourism segmentation
  • Communication in tourism
  • Tourist information services
  • Tourist brands and consumer loyalty
  • Consumer loyalty and quality
  • ICT in tourism
  • eStrategy and eBusiness models
  • Internet marketing
  • Advanced distribution systems

 

TRACK 6: Cultural tourism, cultural heritage and social dynamics 

  • The commoditization of culture
  • Tourism and cultural industry
  • Historical events as tourist attractions
  • Relationship between natural and cultural resources
  • Heritage management
  • Conservation methods in tourism
  • Heritage interpretation
  • Thematic routes
  • Cultural policy and tourism planning
  • Tourism and the framing of national cultures
  • Tourism and cultural heritage
  • Tourism and community development
  • Cultural issues (festivals, art, rituals, traditions) and tourism
  • Tourism and cultural change
  • Tourism and new urban culture
  • Cultural tourism in rural areas
  • Cultural values and tourism management

 

Track 7: Tourism innovation and human ecology

  • Creative industry and tourism
  • Cultural values and tourism management
  • Experience economy and human life in tourism
  • Households and tourism
  • Interface connecting technology and humanity in tourism industries
  • Social business and tourism
  • Social responsibility and business ethics in tourism issues
  • Sport tourism and ecology

 

TRACK 8: Special interests tourism

  • New Tourism Products
  • Event management and tourism (Sport Tourism, MICE and event tourism),
  • Cruise Tourism
  • Ecotourism and Nature tourism
  • Rural tourism and Agritourism
  • Gaming and entertainment industries
  • Religious Tourism
  • Wellness tourism
  • Wine tourism and Gastronomy
  • Mountain tourism
  • Adventure tourism
  • Other special interest tourism issues