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Luisa ANDREU - University of Valencia, Spain

Enrique BIGNE - University of Valencia, Spain

Marcello MARIANI  - University of Reading, UK

Iis TUSSYADIAH - University of Surrey, UK



Cathy HSU - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Luiz MOUTINHO - University of Suffolk, UK & University of the South Pacific, Fiji


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, 2018).

More specifically, in spite of sporadic shocks, international tourist arrivals have recorded a virtually uninterrupted increase: from 277 million in 1980 to 1.4 billion in 2018.

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in its 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.

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 Tenth International Conference on Tourism Management and Related Issues to be held in September 2020 in Valencia we invite contributions that focus especially, but not exclusively, on tourism, travel, leisure and hospitality management, with an emphasis on:

  • Hospitality management
  • Destination management & marketing
  • Congress management
  • MICE
  • Air transportation management
  • Antecedents of tourism collaboration
  • Archaeological 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
  • Consumer behaviour and customer satisfaction
  • Online consumer behaviour and eWOM
  • Renewable sources of energy and tourism 
  • Glocalisation: managing the global and the local in the tourism industry
  • Human resources management
  • Ecotourism and sustainable tourism development
  • Entrepreneurship and SMEs
  • Performance management
  • Revenue management
  • ICT and tourism
  • Virtual and augment reality in tourism
  • Big data and business intelligence
  • Robots in tourism
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Automation
  • CSR
  • Sharing economy 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. 


Interested scholars should submit a 3-pages structured extended abstract (of around 1,500 words) including the following:

⇒  Title
⇒  Purpose
⇒  Design/methodology/approach
⇒  Preliminary findings
⇒  Theoretical contribution and practical implications
⇒  Originality/value
⇒  Keywords
⇒  References

The Submission deadline for the extended abstract is

15 May 2020


In case of acceptance, full papers will be requested by August 30, 2019 (all useful details will be included in the acceptance letter).

All accepted papers must be presented by at least one of the authors.


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

More information concerning the 2018 edition of this conference (held in Prague, Czech Republic) in the following website: http://www.eiasm.org/frontoffice/event_announcement.asp?event_id=1331

More information concerning the 2019 edition of this conference (held in Venice, Italy) in the following website: http://www.eiasm.org/frontoffice/event_announcement.asp?event_id=1386%20

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 tier academic journal (rated 4* and 3* 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 books by Palgrave-New York, titled respectively “Tourism Management, Marketing and Development Volume I: 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.

Potential publication opportunities will be shared in due course.


The conference will take place in the premises of:

University of Valencia - Faculty of Economics

Campus Tarongers

Avda. Tarongers, s/n

46022 Valencia (SPAIN)

Contact address: http://www.uv.es/economia

see also the nice video about the University



València is accessible by plain, train or car :

By plane. The airport, situated just 8 kilometres from the centre of València, has regular daily flights to popular domestic and international destinations.

By train. The city also has two main railway stations, the Estación del Norte, from which the local train network operates, and Joaquín Sorolla, offering AVE high-speed rail services to Madrid, Cuenca, Seville and Córdoba. ALVIA and EUROMED long-distance trains also depart from Joaquín Sorolla, providing connections to cities including Barcelona. 

By car. València is equipped with a modern motorway network making it easily accessible from any city on the mainland. These include the AP-7, which runs north to south along the Mediterranean coast connecting the city with Barcelona, and the A-3 running from València to Madrid.

Please check information of interest at https://www.visitvalencia.com/en/plan-your-trip-to-valencia/to-get-to-valencia 



The Faculty of Economics is located on the Tarongers Campus, one of the University of Valencia’s three campuses. It is on the north-west side of the city, and is connected by public and private transport to the other areas of the Region.

Please check information (transport and maps) about the Faculty of Economics at http://ir.uv.es/6JDzhA2 

For further information, visit http://www.uv.es/economia


More details will be posted soon.