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7TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TOURISM MANAGEMENT & RELATED ISSUES


MILAN, ITALY, SEPTEMBER 28-29, 2017
HOSTED BY

CONFERENCE CHAIRS - LOCAL HOSTS - KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Magda Antonioli, Bocconi University, Italy
Rodolfo Baggio, Bocconi University, Italy
Dimitrios Buhalis, Bournemouth University, UK
Marcello Mariani, University of Reading, UK

Keynote Speaker:
Donald Getz, University of Calgary, Canada
Keynote address :
"Pathways to Sustainable Tourism and Event Cities"

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, 2015).

More specifically, in spite of sporadic shocks, international tourist arrivals have recorded a virtually uninterrupted increase: from 277 million in 1980 to 1,186 million in 2015.

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.

TOPICS AND CALL FOR PAPERS

For the Seventh International Conference on Tourism Management and Related Issues to be held in September 2017 in Milan we invite contributions that focus especially, but not exclusively, on tourism, travel, leisure and hospitality management, with an emphasis on:

  • Destination management & marketing
  • Hospitality management
  • Congress management
  • Air transportation management
  • Antecedents of tourism collaboration
  • 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. 

The Submission Deadline is over.

SPECIAL TRACKS

The Seventh International Conference on Tourism Management and Related Issues to be held in September 2017 in Milan, will host two Special Tracks on the following topics:

  • Meetings, Convention and Event Management Track
  • Big Data and Business Intelligence: Theory, Practice and Cases from Hospitality and Tourism

FINAL PROGRAMME

Please click HERE to download the workshop programme. 

Professor Donald Getz's keynote speech will be is available 

 

PREVIOUS EDITIONS 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   

More information concerning the 2015 edition of this conference (held in Kos, Greece) in the following website
http://www.eiasm.org/frontoffice/event_announcement.asp?event_id=1128

More information concerning the 2016 edition of this conference (held in Krakow, Poland) in the following website:
http://www.eiasm.org/frontoffice/event_announcement.asp?event_id=1181

The conference has proved so far a forum for the dissemination of cutting-edge research in tourism and hospitality management with papers presented at the conference later being published in the top ranked (4) ABS journals for the subject area “Sector Studies”. 

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 Seventh 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)
 

ISSN NUMBER FOR THE CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

2295-3485

PRACTICALITIES

The conference will take place at the Bocconi University
In the "new" Grafton building - Via Roentgen 1

The Rooms that will be used are : AS01 and AS02


The workshop will start around 8:30 am on September 28 and will end around 5pm on the following day.



HOW TO REACH SDA BOCCONI

For Bocconi Website click HERE 

See also : http://www.sdabocconi.it/en/site/how-to-reach-us

From Linate airport :
Take bus no. 73 and depart at Piazza 5 Giornate, then take tram no. 9.

From Malpensa airport :
Take the Malpensa Shuttle bus to Stazione Centrale, then underground line 3 (yellow line) towards S. Donato. Depart at Porta Romana station and take tram no. 9. 

Alternatively, take the Malpensa Express train to Cadorna station, then underground line 2 (green line) towards Famagosta.

From Stazione Centrale F.S. : 
Take underground line 3 (yellow line) towards S. Donato, depart at Porta Romana station and take tram no. 9.

From the motorway : 
Take Tangenziale Ovest and exit at Viale Liguria.

Parking : Parking TreviPark - Bocconi “B” Via Roentgen 1 - Bocconi “c” Via Bocconi 8
For parking online subscriptions, visit : www.parkingonline.it    
You can pay by fast Pay, credit card or cash using the automated machine located at the entrance to the car park.


ACCOMMODATION

A block booking has been done in the Hotel d'Este which is located in the very close surroundings of the conference location. Availability is guaranteed until June 15, 2017  on a "first come, first served basis".

HOTEL D’ESTE
Viale Bligny 23 - 20136 Milano
http://www.hoteldestemilano.it  - reception@hoteldestemilano.it 

Prices (breakfast included) are valid until June 15, 2017 

single room at the special prices of 145 EUR + 5 EUR per person for the city tax
double room at the special price of 170 EUR + 5 EUR per person for the city tax

 

PLEASE MENTION “EIASM” WHEN MAKING YOUR RESERVATION FEES


FEE

The fees include participation to the workshop, documents, lunches morning and afternoon refreshments.

   
For participants affiliated with an institution that is member or associate member of the EIASM's
Academic Council
305,00 € (including 55,00 € VAT)
For participants coming from another academic institution 378,20 € (including 68,20 € VAT)

Cancellations made before September 1, 2017 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
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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