10th EIASM International Conference on Tourism Management & Related Issues Valencia (Spain) september 2022.

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.

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.

Co-chairs:

  • Enrique Bigné (University of Valencia).
  • Luisa Andreu (University of Valencia).
  • Iis Tussyadiah (University of Surrey, UK).
  • Marcello Mariani (University of Reading, UK).

Guest speakers:

  • Cathy Hsu(The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong); Editor of Tourism Management.
  • Luiz Moutinho(University of Suffolk, UK & University of the South Pacific, Fiji).

Submission deadline:

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 2022.
In case of acceptance, full papers will be requested by August 30, 2022.

Further info:

https://www.eiasm.org/frontoffice/event_announcement.asp?event_id=1450

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