International Conference on Sustainable Tourism, May 18-20, Valéncia, Spain


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March 10, 2016

Sustainable Tourism 2016 International Conference

WHAT: Sustainable Tourism 2016, 7th International Conference on Sustainable Tourism organized by Wessex Institute
WHEN: May 18-20, 2016
WHERE: Valéncia, Spain

Sustainable Tourism Themes

Tourism is an important component of social and economic development and cultural and environmental sustainability. At the same time, the tourism industry has given rise to some serious problems: many ancient local cultures have practically lost their identity; natural and cultural landscapes have paid a high price for certain forms of tourism. In response to these challenges, tourism should play an active role in creating intelligent strategies focused on nature and rural culture.

In this context, Sustainable Tourism 2016 aims to find ways to protect the natural and cultural landscape through the development of new solutions which minimise the adverse effects of tourism. This can be achieved through new strategies involving the active collaboration of society as a whole. Some of the main conference topics include: tourism strategies, tourism as a tool for development, heritage tourism, wildlife and adventure tourism, sport tourism, urban tourism, and tourism and protected areas.

Publication of Papers

Papers presented at Sustainable Tourism 2016 are to be published by Wessex Institute press in a Volume of WIT Transactions. Selected papers will appear in a special Issue of the International Journal of Sustainable Development & Planning (ISSN: 1743-7601 Digital ISSN:1743-761X). All conference papers are archived online in the WIT eLibrary where they are easily and permanently available to the international scientific community.


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