6th ITSA Biennial Conference, London-Greenwich, UK, August 17-19, 2016


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May 11, 2016

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WHAT: The 6th International Tourism Studies Association (ITSA) Biennial Conference
WHEN: August 17-19, 2016
WHERE: University of Greenwich, London, UK
HOW TO REGISTER: See registration details here.

This is the first time that the conference has been held in Europe and it will provide a unique opportunity to meet, hear from and network with tourism scholars and professionals from Asia, Australasia, North and South America and Europe on a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Europe's most visited tourism city.

Conference Themes

The main theme of the conference is 'Tourism in Contemporary Cities', and the conference organisers are calling for full papers, posters, proposals for special sessions, case studies and oral presentations that are aligned with this, or with the four conference sub-themes of:

  • Tourism cities and urban tourism: Urban tourism; tourism around major metropolitan regions; destination management; destination marketing; events in tourism cities; tourism planning; MICE sector
  • The Chinese market for European tourism: Tourist typologies; marketing; destination welcome; host-guest relations; product development; impacts studies; public policy; workforce development; innovation in tour operations.
  • River, cruise and maritime tourism: Sustainability; impacts studies; coastal tourism; island tourism; cruise operations; destination management; destination marketing; product development; water sports tourism.
  • Heritage tourism in cities: Tourism in UNESCO World Heritage Convention sites; cultural heritage tourism; sustainability; conservation; visitor management; education; innovations in technology.

These themes have been chosen to reflect the unique location of the 6th ITSA conference on the UNESCO Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site.


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