Marcello M. Mariani, University of Bologna, Italy
Dimitrios Buhalis, Bournemouth University, Dorset, UK
Tourism is playing an increasing role in today’s business world. According to recent analyses conducted by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) the tourism industry employs approximately 235 million people (8% of the world labour force) and generates over 9% of world GDP.
Tourism 2020 Vision, the United Nations World Tourism Organization's long-term forecast and assessment of the development of tourism up to the first 20 years of the new millennium, estimates that international arrivals are expected to reach nearly 1.6 billion by the year 2020. Of these worldwide arrivals in 2020, 1.2 billion will be intraregional and 378 million will be long-haul travellers.
This dramatic increase in demand for tourism is due to a number of major factors: (1) the development of mass transportation and motorization (and the parallel decrease in cost of transportation due to improvements in technology); (2) the introduction of new ICT applications in the work of public and private stakeholders in the tourism sector; (3) the rythm of increase of world GDP as well as the increase of income to be allocated to travels; (4) the general improvement of security and rights for tourists; (5) the process of globalization.
The above mentioned factors are significantly contributing to shaping a different institutional landscape and economic environment for a number of economic players such as Convention Bureaus, Professional Conference Organizers (PCOs), Destination Management Companies (DMCs), 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
Given the general picture portrayed above, research should be undertaken in order 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) mergers and acquisitions and strategic alliances; (2) structural shifts in the style of consumption and fruition through a replacement of a Fordist model of production/consumption with a post-Fordist one; (3) the impact of several major economic and climatic events (such as the recent financial and economic downturn, the terrorist attacks and the eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano) 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. Moreover, the doctoral workshop will provide an opportunity for doctoral students to interact with relevant scholars and get advise on their own research.
|TOPIC - CALL FOR PAPERS - ISSN NUMBER
The conference will focus on a number of topics related to tourism, travel, leisure and hospitality management.
Full papers, doctoral research papers, poster papers, abstracts, and research proposals on any of the following themes have been invited:
- 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 after the Eyjafjallajokull volcano eruption
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 were invited to submit their contributions.
The Conference Proceedings ISSN number is : 2223-9014
A selection of the best conference papers might be included in a relevant international outlet.
|PAPER FORMATTING GUIDELINES
Formatting your paper
Please follow these guidelines to ensure your final paper is formatted according to the conference standards:
- The entire paper (title page, abstract, main text, figures, tables, references, etc.) must be in ONE document using one of the following formats:
- Portable Document Format (.PDF), Microsoft Word (.DOC), Rich Text Format (.RTF)
- The maximum length of the paper is 40 pages (including ALL tables, appendices and references).
- The format for tables and figures, references, and appendices should follow the Academy of Management Journal’s Style Guide (http://journals.aomonline.org/amj/style_guide.pdf)
- Use Times New Roman 12-pitch font, double spaced, 1-inch (2.5 cm) margin all around, and 8 1/5 by 11 page setting.
- Number all of the pages of the paper.
- Check that the paper prints correctly (i.e., all imported figures and tables appear), and ensure that the file is virus-free.
Please click HERE to download the conference prelimlinary programme.
The Conference will start around 8:30am on September 15 and will end around 07:00pm on the following day.
Participants are requested to take this information into consideration when making their travel arrangements.
The workshop will be hosted by the
Facoltà di Economia Sede di Rimini of the University of Bologna.
Via Angherà 22
Cultural and entertainment activities will be organized for the participants over the time of their stay in Rimini (details will follow).
The conference dinner is optional. It will be organised on September 15. If you want to join the group, you need to register to it while registering to the workshop.
Here are some hotel suggestions. It is recommanded to mention "EIASM" when making your booking.
Centre (close to the university, conference venue)
4 stars Hotel Card www.hotelcard.it (special rate for the participants !!)
4 stars Hotel Duomo www.duomohotel.com
3 stars Hotel Napoleon www.napoleonrimini.it (special rate for the participants !!)
Sea (10-15 mins walk from the university, conference venue)
5 stars Grand Hotelwww.grandhotelrimini.com
4 stars Ambasciatoriwww.hotelambasciatori.it
4 stars Hotel Polo http://www.hotelpolo.com/ (special rate for the participants !!)
3 stars Biancamano www.maximilianshotels.it/biancamanohttp://www.maximilianshotels.it/biancamano
The fees include participation to the workshop, workshop documents, lunches, morning and afternoon refreshments.
Participation to the workshop dinner (Sept 15) is optional. Please register on line to it (at the same time you register to the workshop). The price is 55 EUR per person (all inclusive).
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|For participants coming from another academic institution
Cancellations made before August 20, 2011 will be reimbursed minus 20% of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after that date.
Payments should be made by :
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