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5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TOURISM MANAGEMENT AND RELATED ISSUES


KOS, GREECE, OCTOBER 8-9, 2015
CHAIRPERSONS

Prof. Dimitrios BUHALIS
Bournemouth University, Dorset, UK

http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/tourism/people/dimitrios-buhalis.html

Prof. Marcello M. MARIANI
University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

http://www.unibo.it/Faculty/default.htm?upn=marcello.mariani%40unibo.it&TabControl1=TabCV
 

BACKGROUND

Over the last six decades, tourism has experienced continued expansion and diversification, becoming one of the largest and fastest-growing economic sectors in the world. (United Nations World Tourism Organization, 2012).

More specifically, in spite of sporadic shocks, international tourist arrivals have recorded a virtually uninterrupted increase: from 277 million in 1980 to 983 million in 2011.

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in its most updated long-term outlook of future tourism trends (Tourism Towards 2030) estimates that international arrivals worldwide are expected to reach nearly 1.8 billion by the year 2030 (an increase by 3.3% a year on average from 2010 to 2030).

A number of major factors can explain this dramatic increase in demand for tourism: (1) the process of globalization; (2) the development of mass transportation and motorization (and the parallel decrease in cost of transportation due to improvements in technology); (3) the rhythm of increase of world GDP as well as the increase of income to be allocated to travels; (4) the introduction of new ICT applications in the work of public and private stakeholders in the tourism sector; (5) the general improvement of security and rights for tourists.

Every and each of the abovementioned factors is significantly contributing to shaping a different institutional landscape and economic environment for a number of economic players such as Convention Bureaus, Professional Conference Organizers, Destination Management Companies, Airlines, Hotels, Conference Venues, Congress Centers, Convention Centers, Exhibition Centers. Moreover, companies in the tourism sector are confronted with increasing managerial challenges and have to deal with a turbulent and fast changing environment.

RESEARCH IN TOURISM MANAGEMENT AND TOURISM RELATED ISSUES

Scholars dealing with tourism are trying to gain a thorough, articulated and clear cut picture of the major changes going on in the tourism sector, with a specific emphasis on major changes such as (1) a shift to sustainable tourism and CSR in the tourism sector; (2) the adoption of ICT applications in tourism, with a focus on social media; (3) a structural change in the style of consumption and fruition of tourist products and services according to a post-Fordist model of consumption; (4) the impact of several major economic, political and climatic events (such as the recent financial and economic downturn, the terrorist attacks, etc.) on the travelling and hospitality industry.

All of these issues (and more) require significant reflection and this conference will be an irreplaceable opportunity to tackle them in depth.

 

TOPICS AND CALL FOR PAPERS

We invite contributions that focus especially, but not exclusively, on tourism, travel, leisure and hospitality management, with an emphasis on:

  • Destination management
  • Hospitality management
  • Congress management
  • Air transportation management
  • Archeological sites management
  • World Heritage and intangible cultural heritage management
  • Urban and regional tourism planning
  • Tourism policies
  • Inter-organizational dynamics (e.g., mergers and acquisitions, joint venture, strategic alliances, coopetitive strategies, etc.) in the tourism sector
  • Tourism marketing
  • Renewable sources of energy and tourism
  • Glocalisation: managing the global and the local in the tourism industry
  • Ecotourism and sustainable tourism development
  • ICT and tourism
  • Managing the skies: air transportation

The topics reported above are indicative and informative rather than exclusive. Other interesting work on tourism management and related issues that is not closely related to the themes above will be taken into consideration.

We invite full papers, doctoral research papers, poster papers, abstracts, and research proposals on any of the aforementioned topics without any specific constraints in terms of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches.

To advance investigation on tourism management and to further expand its theoretical and practical bases and boundaries, we need to explore, apply and confront both conceptual and empirical wisdom and scholarship stemming from different perspectives. Therefore, both business practitioners and academics are invited to submit their contributions.

Those who are interested in presenting a paper should submit a one page abstract by

APRIL 20, 2015
(extended deadline !!!! )


To be acceptable, proposals MUST only be submitted through this website !!!

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT


In case of acceptance of the submission : registration must be made before May 1

Full papers will be requested by mid August (all useful details will be inserted in the  acceptance letter).
All accepted papers must be presented by at least one of the authors.
 

PREVIOUS EDITION OF THE CONFERENCE AND PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES

You may find more information concerning the 2011 edition of this conference (held in Rimini, Italy) in the following website
http://www.eiasm.org/frontoffice/event_announcement.asp?event_id=789

More information concerning the 2012 edition of this conference (held in Nice, France) in the following website:
http://www.eiasm.org/frontoffice/event_announcement.asp?event_id=890

More information concerning the 2013 edition of this conference (held in Barcelona, Spain) in the following website:
http://www.eiasm.org/frontoffice/event_announcement.asp?event_id=960

More information concerning the 2014 edition of this conference (held in Rome, Italy) in the following website: http://www.eiasm.org/frontoffice/event_announcement.asp?event_id=1052

The high quality of the papers presented on the occasion of the first, second and third editions of the conference allowed us to publish a special issue of the journal Anatolia titled “Managing Tourism in a Changing World: Issues and Cases” (Eds. Rodolfo Baggio and Marcello M. Mariani), a book by Routledge-London titled “Managing Tourism in a Changing World: Issues and Cases” (Eds. Rodolfo Baggio, Wojchech Czakon and Marcello M. Mariani) and two forthcoming books by Palgrave-New York, titled respectively “Tourism Management, Marketing and Development: the Importance of Networks and ICTs” (Eds. Marcello M. Mariani, Rodolfo Baggio, Dimitrios Buhalis and Christian Longhi) and "Tourism Management, Marketing, and Development: Performance, Strategies, and Sustainability” (Eds. Marcello M. Mariani, Wojchech Czakon, Dimitrios Buhalis and Ourania Vitouladiti) . Last but not least, a collections of papers are under consideration for publication in a further volume with a relevant international publishing house.

More information about the second edition of the conference are available here:
Mariani, M.M, Buhalis, D. Longhi C., Vitouladiti, O., 2014, “Managing change in tourism destinations: Key issues and current trends”, Journal of Destination Marketing & Management, 2, 269–272.

Also this Fifth Edition of the conference will provide opportunities for publication of the presented papers under the following forms:
• Publication of conference proceedings
• Publication of the best accepted papers in a number of relevant international tourism journals (following a double-blind review process)
• Inclusion of the best accepted papers in print into a volume by a relevant international publishing house (following a double-blind review process)
 

LIST OF THE ACCEPTED PAPERS

Please click HERE to see the list of accepted papers.

PROGRAMME

Please click HERE to see the preliminary programme.

ISSN NUMBER

ISSN number for the workshop papers is 2295-3485

TRANSPORTATION

The following travel agency could help you to book your ticket to Kos :

Voyages Sun Reizen
Ms. Annemie Pessemier
Business & Incentives Department
Blvd Pachecolaan 34
B - 1000 Brussels
sun.reizen@sun-reizen.be

PRACTICALITIES

The 2 day workshop will take place in the Caravia Beach Hotel in the very nice island of Kos, in Greece.
It will be a residential workshop.
3 nights are automatically included in the attendance fee.(strictly the following nights : IN October 7 OUT October 10)
The participants are supposed to arrive on Wednesday October 7 and leave the hotel on Saturday October 10.


It will be possible to extend your stay for one day or stay in the hotel for one full week. It is also possible to bring a friend/partner with you.
All details on costs are :
 

Supplement for Double room Supplement for a Single room Supplement for a Double room Supplement for a Single room Supplement for a Double room
including full board including full board including full board including full board including full board
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  OUT : OUT OUT  OUT
  Sunday 11 October  Sunday 11 October  Tuesday 14 October  Tuesday 14 October 
128 Eur  68 Eur 238 Eur 228 Eur 528 Eur
         

FEES

The fees include participation to the workshop and full board.
(arrival October 7 - departure October 10)

   
For participants affiliated with an institution that is member or associate member of the EIASM's
Academic Council
400,00 € (VAT Exempt)
For participants coming from another academic institution 500,00 € (VAT Exempt)

Cancellations made before September 8, 2015 will be reimbursed minus 20% of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after that date.

Payments should be made by :

  • The following credit cards: Visa or Eurocard/Mastercard/Access

DOWNLOAD LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

DOWNLOAD ACCEPTED PAPERS

ADMINISTRATION

Ms. Graziella Michelante - EIASM Conference Manager
EIASM - PLACE DE BROUCKÈRE-PLEIN - 31 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 62 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: michelante@eiasm.be