Jiří Patočka, University of Economics, Prague
Marcello Mariani, University of Reading, UK
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, 2016).
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.
For the Eight International Conference on Tourism Management and Related Issues to be held in September 2018 in Prague we invite contributions that focus especially, but not exclusively, on tourism, travel, leisure and hospitality management, with an emphasis on:
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, however, if you are interested to submit a proposal (1 page) please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
In case of acceptance, full papers will be requested by August 30 (all useful details will be included in the acceptance letter).
The programme is available HERE
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 websitehttp://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
More information concerning the 2017 edition of this conference (held in Milan, Italy) in the following website:http://www.eiasm.org/frontoffice/event_announcement.asp?event_id=1246
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:
Also this Eight Edition of the conference will provide opportunities for publication of the presented papers under the following forms:
Institute of Hospitality Management in Prague
HOW TO REACH the IHM (Institute of Hospitality Management):
From Václav Havel Airport Prague:
Take bus no. 119 to Nádraží Veleslavín (underground Green Line A), then change at Muzem (underground Red Line C), depart at Kobylisy and then take bus no. 144 to the final station Poliklinika Mazurská.
From Train Main Station:
Take underground Red Line C from the Train Main Station and depart at Kobylisy and then take bus no. 144 to the final station Poliklinika Mazurská.
From the motorway:
Take the city circle road (městský okruh) and exit at Troja.
20 parking lots will be available at the conference venue for free, additional parking lots are available nearby
Salabka apartments (https://www.salabka.cz/apartmany/ ).
The fees include participation to the conference, lunches and morning and afternoon refreshments.
Cancellations made before September 1, 2018 will be reimbursed minus 20% of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after that date.
Payments should be made by :
ADMINISTRATIONMs. Graziella Michelante - EIASM Conference Manager
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