Cfp International Conference On Tourism Icot2019

CFP – International Conference on Tourism (ICOT2019)

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26/06/2019 - 29/06/2019
Time: All Day


CFP – International Conference on Tourism (ICOT2019) – Braga, Porto, Portugal

26 – 29 June 2019

Following the success of the previous eight International Conferences on Tourism (ICOT) held in Greece, China, Cyprus, U.K., Italy and Thailand and the strong support by the international scholarly community, the 9th ICOT conference will be held at Braga, Porto, Portugal, 26-29 June 2019.

Conference Aims and Scope

Travel and tourism are becoming increasingly important to the world economy. However, the many changes and challenges that the international travel and tourism movement faces today have resulted in many negative social, political and environmental repercussions that affect destinations and their populations in virtually every corner of the contemporary world. In dealing with the implications of the growth of tourism it is imperative to identify future trends and examine various responses with respect to the appropriate policies and management techniques.

Bearing all of these concerns in mind, this conference aims to add to the debate regarding balanced tourism growth including the concepts of overtourism and degrowth for both established and emerging destinations. The conference will stimulate discussion and exchange of ideas related to the conference theme and beyond, between tourism professionals, academics, researchers, policy-makers, consultants, practitioners, government officials and postgraduate students from tourism academia and related fields.

Conference Themes

The conference will focus on a broad range of topics related to tourism, including (but not limited to):

  • Tourism Development, Policy and Planning
  • Tourism Sustainability
  • Community Responses to Tourists and Tourism
  • Collaboration and Cooperation between Stakeholders
  • Emerging Tourism Destinations
  • Urban Tourism
  • Theoretical Perspectives on Tourism
  • Economic/Social/Environmental/Cultural Impacts of Tourism
  • Tourism Education and its Role in Managing Tourism Development
  • Alternative and Special Forms of Tourism
  • Seaside Resorts
  • Cultural/Heritage Tourism
  • World Heritage Sites
  • Industry’s Role in Managing Growth
  • Destination/Place Marketing
  • Information Technology in Tourism
  • Tourism Research and Methodology
  • Globalisation Effects
  • Challenges and Best Practices of Hospitality and Tourism Marketing and Management
  • Negotiation in Tourism
  • Tourism Mobilities
  • Transportation and Tourism
  • Authenticity and Commodification
  • The Future of Tourism
  • Climate Change and Natural Disasters
  • The Effects of Crime, Terrorism, Safety and Security
  • Managing Human Resources in Hospitality and Tourism
  • Evolution and Transformation of Booking and Distribution Channels
  • Responsible Tourism for Conservation and Development
  • Social Networking and New Forms of Tourism
  • Innovation in Tourism

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstracts are invited for concurrent sessions and poster presentations. The abstract will be the sole criterion for reviewers to decide the acceptance (or not) of the paper or poster for presentation. Thus the abstract should clearly communicate the objective(s) of the work, the results and their significance, and the advancement over previous work. Time and effort spent constructing a clear, concise, and well-written abstract will maximize the chances of the paper being accepted. Original and significant work is a prerequisite for paper acceptance.

Submitted abstracts should be between 250 and 350 words. Abstracts may only be submitted by email:

Publication Plan

Abstracts of all papers and posters presented at the conference will be published in a book of abstracts for distribution at the conference.

Papers presented at the conference will be considered for potential publication in special issues/volumes or sections of the following journals

*   European Journal of Tourism Research

*   Current Issues in Tourism

*   International Journal of Tourism Cities

*   International Journal of Tourism Policy<>

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline (250-350 words): 15th May 2019

Notification of acceptance / referees’ amendments: 30th May 2019

Conference: 26th – 29th June 2019

Conference Fees

Early Registration: Until 4th June 2019

Late Registration: Until 13th June 2019

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