Bournemouth University

School of Tourism

Call for papers for global tourism conference

Date: 18 October 2010

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Call for papers for global tourism conference

The International Association for Tourism Economics (IATE) has announced the call for papers for its third biennial conference, which will be hosted by Bournemouth University.

The event is the leading international conference of its kind in the world on tourism economics and takes place from 4 to 7 July 2011.

BU's School of Tourism is a global leader in tourism research and is home to two of the worldÂ’s top 10 tourism journals as well as the International Centre for Tourism & Hospitality Research (ICTHR), placing the School at the cutting-edge of research in its field.

For the conference, researchers, scholars and practitioners are invited to submit papers that address applied issues in the field of tourism economics using rigorous techniques of analysis, as well as papers that make methodological or theoretical contributions in this area.

The process of selection will be based on scientific quality and relevance for economic and management policy. In particular, papers related to the following fields are particularly welcome:

  • Tourism economic modelling
  • Tourism competitiveness
  • Tourism and the environment (including climate change)
  • Economic analysis of tourism demand
  • Evaluation of the tourism potential of environmental and cultural resources
  • Tourism, economic growth and development
  • Innovation in tourism
  • The economic impact of tourism
  • Tourism, labour markets and human capital
  • Tourism policy
  • Tourism taxation
  • Economic analysis of tourism supply
  • Transport and tourism
  • The economics of mega-events, and the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The deadline for abstract submissions is Tuesday 30 November 2010.

For more information about the conference and submissions, or to download the call for papers, please visit the International Association for Tourism Economics website.

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