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ATLAS Annual conference 2019

Girona, Spain
September 17-20, 2019

 
 
Tourism Transformations

 

The deadline for submitting contributions for the PhD seminar has been extended to July 15th 2019

 

Introduction

Tourism Transformations

Tourism will continue growing in the foreseeable future. Although this may be positive news for tourism businesses, the future of tourism needs to go beyond mere numbers, putting the focus on qualitative issues such as sustainability and wellbeing instead of overnights or money spent.

Moreover, modern societies are arguably moving towards a new paradigm in which the preference for intangible experiences over tangible possessions is growing, and therefore experientialism will overtake materialism in people’s pursuit of happiness. As qualities and intangibilities begin to dominate the market, tourism businesses and destinations will have to be rethought so that both tourists and local communities take a prominent role in the development of tourism.

At the same time, we can also draw attention to the transformational power that tourism exerts in destinations. This power can be observed through the emergence of overtourism or tourismphilia, but it can also be seen in the wide range of untouched destinations willing to attract tourism.

All these transformations are part of the daily life of destinations, businesses and residents nowadays, and clear examples can be found in the surroundings of the conference location. From massively popular Barcelona, to the mature coastal region of the Costa Brava, and the dynamic rural tourism of the Pyrenees.

These transformations open up many new paths and opportunities to be explored by both academics and practitioners.

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Keynote speakers

Tazim B. Jamal

Professor at the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences, Texas A&M University. Her primary research interests lie in the areas of sustainable tourism, heritage tourism and collaborative tourism planning. Among  other publications, she is the co-editor of The SAGE Handbook of Tourism Studies (2009), and the author of Justice and Ethics in Tourism (2019,  Routledge) She is on the editorial board of nine peer-reviewed journals.

Jaume Guia

 

Dr. Jaume Guia is an Associated Professor at the University of Girona. He is Programme Director of the Erasmus Mundus European Master’s in Tourism Management (EMTM) and Scientific Director of the Tourism Research Campus at the same university. He has published articles in leading academic journals on a variety of topics including destination governance, cross-border destinations, destination place making, destination image, or tourism networks and clusters. Currently he is leading a research programme on tourism in contested places and the meaning of responsible tourism in those situations.

Janne Liburd

Dr. Dr. Janne Liburd is Professor and Director of the Centre for Tourism, Innovation and Culture at the University of Southern Denmark. By two ministerial appointments, Janne is the Chairman of the UNESCO World Heritage Wadden Sea National Park (2015-2024). She served on the National Tourism Forum, charged with developing the first strategy for tourism in Denmark (2015-2018). She is a cultural anthropologist: Her research interests are sustainable tourism development, open innovation, national parks, and tourism higher education.

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Conference themes

Transformations open up many new paths and opportunities to be explored by both academics and practitioners. Among the themes we want to address at this conference include:

Transforming destinations

  • Changing destination boundaries
  • Multi-destinations
  • Destination dynamics
  • Multi-stakeholder perspectives

Transformations in tourist behaviour

  • Tourism tracking and mobility
  • Pre-trip behaviour and decision-making
  • Post-trip behaviour and destination image
  • Conscious travel

Transforming the governance of tourism

  • New public management strategies
  • Governance strategies
  • Smart destinations
  • Participatory governance

Transforming relationships between permanent and temporary residents

  • Social change linked with tourism
  • Resident’s participation in tourism development
  • Long term tourists and mobilities
  • VFR tourism

Transforming Business Models

  • Customer segmentation
  • Value propositions
  • Tourism and online economies
  • E-WOM and return on engagement

Transforming sustainability

  • Sustainable tourism
  • Responsible tourism
  • Tourism and the Tourism Sustainable Development Goals
  • Tourism foot-prints

Digital transformations

  • Data, big data and technology
  • Virtual, augmented, and expanded realities
  • Social media and tourism communication
  • News, fake news and tourism

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Call for special tracks

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Call for special tracks

The conference organizers invite proposals for organizing special tracks during the conference and encourage ATLAS Special Interest Groups and Chapters to plan meetings and workshops within or next to the conference program. Please contact admin@atlas-euro.org before March15th 2019 if you have any plans to organize a SIG meeting, a project meeting or a special track during this conference

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Special track 1

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Special track 1

Transformation through Innovation and Creativity in Events
ATLAS Events Research Group

Track convenor
Greg Richards - Breda University of applied Studies, the Netherlands (richards.g@buas.nl)

Events, as ephemera, embody a high level of innovation and creativity. This is one of the reasons that live events continue to be a key element of the marketing mix, and why events can also have an important role in transforming places. 

Events are also key drivers of the knowledge economy, providing opportunities for knowledge overspill and acting as hubs in knowledge networks (Richards and Colombo, 2017; Podestà and Richards, 2017). Because events can bring together a wide range of actors in the same place over a short period of time, they can be experimental spaces in which new ideas can emerge. In many cases events are at the leading edge of social innovation, and festival organisers are beginning to discover the potential of using these occasions as ‘mini-cities’ in which new ideas about the management of urban space can be tested.   Event organisers also follow social, cultural and economic trends to identify opportunities for new events and event formats both for consumer and business events.

The transformational and innovatory nature of events is a major reason that many places want to stage events, or to transform themselves into ‘eventful cities’ (Richards and Palmer, 2010), and arguably this is now being extended into a more comprehensive approach to placemaking through events. Cities and regions can arguably induce change by using the transformatory properties of ‘pulsar’ events, and by creating modulations between global and local flows of knowledge and resources that produce innovations in different locations (Fisker, Kwiatkowski  and Hjalager, 2019).

However, we should also recognise that the ability of events to transform places may also entail negative consequences, such as the ‘festivalisation’ of cities or the privatisation of public space (Smith, 2015). This raises questions about the aims, objectives and outcomes of event-based innovation.

Themes which may be considered for this special track include, but are not limited to:

  • New business models for events
  • The birth, growth and death of events – the event life cycle?
  • New sports, leisure and cultural forms as inspirations for events
  • Innovating events to drive tourism and leisure
  • Event portfolio innovation and transformation
  • The role of creativity and the creative industries in event innovation
  • Creative placemaking through events
  • Adjustment to external shocks through Eventification – adaptive capacity, resilience
  • The meaning of innovation in events
  • Tensions between innovation, creativity and authenticity in events

More information about the Events Experience Project and the ATLAS Events Group can be found on https://independent.academia.edu/gregrichards#atlaseventsgroup

All abstracts will be subject to double-blind review by members of the scientific committee. Acceptance of a submission will be based on: theoretical and empirical significance; methodological soundness; relevance to the theme of the conference and logical clarity. The official language of the conference is English. Abstracts should be submitted via the ATLAS website using the abstract form provided.

References
Fisker, Jens Kaae, Kwiatkowski  Grzegorz and Hjalager, Anne-Mette (2019) The translocal fluidity of rural grassroots festivals in the network society. SOCIAL & CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY https://doi.org/10.1080/14649365.2019.1573437.
Podestà, M. and Richards, G. (2017) Creating knowledge spillovers through knowledge based festivals: the case of Mantua. Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19407963.2017.1344244.
Richards, G. and Colombo, A. (2017) Creating network value: Sónar Festival Barcelona as a global events hub. John Armbrecht, Erik Lundberg, Tommy Andersson and Donald Getz (eds) The Value of Events. London: Routledge, pp. 73-86.
Richards, G. and Palmer, R. (2010) Eventful Cities: Cultural Management and Urban Revitalisation. Routledge: London.

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Special track 2

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Special track 2

Rural Tourism and the Collaborative Economy: Impacts, Challenges  and Opportunities

Track convenor
Julie Wilson - NOUTUR Research Group, Open University of Catalonia (UOC), Spain (jwilson2@uoc.edu)
Lluís Garay Tamajón - NOUTUR Research Group, Open University of Catalonia (UOC), Spain
Soledad Morales Pérez - NOUTUR Research Group, Open University of Catalonia (UOC), Spain

It has been argued that online platforms can create new opportunities for people who live in rural areas (European Parliament, 2017). However, what kinds of impact are online and collaborative tourism platforms having on rural spaces and places? Various studies have already linked collaborative tourism platforms to gentrification processes, though invariably in the urban context (Morales, Garay and Wilson, forthcoming). However, in parallel with a wider general dearth of studies on collaborative tourism platforms in the rural context, there has been very little interest to date in the relationship between platforms and rural gentrification, or greentrification (Phillips, 2005; Phillips and Smith, 2018; Wilson and Tallon, 2012).

Traditionally, community-based rural tourism has been developed to some extent through collaborative exchange of – tangible and intangible – goods and services. However, following the eruption of the collaborative economy onto the digital sphere, these exchanges would appear to have different characteristics, such as a broader plasticity between producers and consumers and new, less fixed milieu for co-creation in tourism. Similarly, the role of place specificities and spatial contexts in rural tourism is evolving, taking on new dimensions and moving away from mainstream rural tourism domains – these impacts need to be understood more clearly in the context of the disruptive effects of the collaborative economy.

In response to the research gap surrounding these emergent dynamics of collaborative platforms in the rural tourism context, this session focuses on the relationship between rural place dynamics, residential and commercial rural gentrification and collaborative tourism platforms.

Paper contributions are welcome on (but not necessarily limited to) the following topics / questions:

  • Relationships between rural gentrification or ‘greentrification’ processes and collaborative tourism platforms;
  • The impact of digital platforms on rural accommodation supply and demand;
  • Digital collaborative tourism platforms, rural / neo-rural livelihoods and shifting place identities;
  • Actors, agents and drivers involved in collaborative tourism platforms in rural places;
  • Evolution of place dynamics following the emergence of collaborative digital tourism platforms;
  • Technological implications of the emergence of platforms in rural tourism;
  • Existing local rural tourism networks and the relative accessability of the collaborative economy;
  • Rural-situated collaborative consumption and authenticity;
  • Local socio-economic development  dynamics and collaborative tourism platforms: differences between urban and rural settings;
  • The importance of rural second homes in collaborative tourism platforms and the impact on place dynamics.

All abstracts will be subject to double-blind review by members of the scientific committee. Acceptance of a submission will be based on: theoretical and empirical significance; methodological soundness; relevance to the theme of the conference and logical clarity. The official language of the conference is English. Abstracts should be submitted via the ATLAS website using the abstract form provided.

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Special track 3

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Special track 3

The politics of tourism mobilities
ATLAS SIG Space Place Mobilities in Tourism

Track convenor
Antonio Paolo Russo - University Rovira i Virgili, Spain  (antonio.russo@urv.cat)
Fiammetta Brandajs - University Rovira i Virgili, Spain (fiammetta.brandajs@gmail.com)

This special track, organised under the aegis of the ‘Space, Place and Mobilities in Tourism’ SIG, invites contributions which present conceptual, methodological and empirical advances in research on the politics of tourism mobilities, its conceptual and factual underpinnings, and its current or potential effects, shaping the ways in which places become and adapt to being tourist destinations.

We are especially keen on bridging the gap between technical analyses (of mobility patterns, geographies, impacts) using a variety of methodological approaches, and the political economy of place development underlining relations of agency, dominance and contestation between the plurality of actors moving at and navigating the destination.

It is thus a strongly inter-disciplinary session situated at the crossroads of emerging ‘turns’ in social sciences such as mobilities, the relational turn, gendered approaches, and the critical and radical studies of place.

We thus welcome high quality abstracts on a variety of themes, including:

  • The technical analysis of tourism mobilities and their effects in the political debate
  • Multi-scale governance and conflicts between local, national and global
  • EU frameworks and policy agendas shaping tourism mobilities
  • Transitions to sustainability in the politics of tourism mobilities: from boosterism to sustainability and degrowth
  • The fallacies of the sustainability fix in tourism policy
  • The political economy of tourism mobilities: policing the city ‘for tourists’ and/or ‘for residents’
  • ‘Smart’ tourism mobilities and their social effects
  • Urban welfare and tourism – from conflicts to synergies
  • Contesting tourism mobilities: controversies, new stances, and positionings of destination stakeholders
  • Planning for the inclusive destination: towards a ‘procommons’ agenda

The organisers of this session will actively seek for publication opportunities with high-impact journals or book publishers. He will also make sure that the session will be followed up through active engagement of the participants in the ‘Space Place Mobilities’ SIG.

All abstracts will be subject to double-blind review by members of the scientific committee. Acceptance of a submission will be based on: theoretical and empirical significance; methodological soundness; relevance to the theme of the conference and logical clarity. The official language of the conference is English. Abstracts should be submitted via the ATLAS website using the abstract form provided.

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Special track 4

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Special track 4

Tourism Education, Employability and Industry – University Interaction
NTG and INCOME Tourism projects

Track convenor
Goretti Silva – Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, Portugal (goretti@estg.ipvc.pt)
Sheena Carlisle – Cardiff  Metropolitan University, UK (scarlisle@cardiffmet.ac.uk)
Silvia Aulet – University of Girona, Spain (silvia.aulet@udg.edu)

In the next decade students will be applying for jobs that are likely to not exist today, and much of what we teach our students is  likely to be obsolete (Students entering the uncertain world of the future and, in particular, the vulnerable tourism sector needs different skills, aptitudes and knowledge to succeed.)

From an industry perspective, tourism employment in the coming decades must have a very different profile than it does today. Educational organisations such as schools and higher education institutions have to evolve and adapt in order to achieve their core mission: to educate students to be successful in a complex and interconnected world that faces rapid technological, cultural, economic and demographic change (European Commission, 2019).

To meet the challenges of the next few decades, tourism educational systems, however, are in need of radical change. Indeed, Wallis and Steptoe (2006) and many others argue that a fundamental re-tool and re-design is necessary. The challenges facing the tourism industry and tourism educators call out for a new paradigm of tourism education. Active involvement of a range of stakeholders has been shown to be a contributing factor in successful HEIs. Building and sustaining collaboration relationships with key partners and the external environment is essential in achieving the full potential of a HEI, namely in providing the right conditions to create value for HEI and society. Businesses and universities cooperate and share benefits in education, research and knowledge transfer. While cooperating with businesses, universities increase the amount and quality of publications produced, improve their teaching content and methods according to the market’s needs and requirements. In addition, UBC offers funding opportunities for university-based research projects.

In this special track we want to focus not only on questions of how HEIs can foster employability of tourism students, by addressing the right skills,  but also on effective methods of teaching and training, in close cooperation with the tourism industry and HEIs.

Themes which may be considered for this special track include, but are not limited to:

  • The identification of gaps related to skills  development in tourism and leisure
  • Effective methods of training or teaching the tourism professionals of the future  
  • Ways of Industry – university interaction, in the Tourism context
  • Drivers for industry - university cooperation
  • The role of tourism industry in the educational context of the future
  • HEI Tourism Subject assessments and research projects developed in collaboration with industry

The organisers of this session will actively seek for publication opportunities with journals or book publishers.

More information on the projects:

 
http://income-tourism-project.eu/
https://nexttourismgeneration.eu/

All abstracts will be subject to double-blind review by members of the scientific committee. Acceptance of a submission will be based on: theoretical and empirical significance; methodological soundness; relevance to the theme of the conference and logical clarity. The official language of the conference is English. Abstracts should be submitted via the ATLAS website using the abstract form provided.

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Special track 5

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Special track 5

Managing congestion in urban spaces

Track convenors
Núria Galí - University of Girona, Spain (nuria.gali@udg.edu)
José Antonio Donaire - University of Girona, Spain (ja.donaire@udg.edu)
Esther Martínez - University of Girona, Spain (esther.martinez@udg.edu)

One of the most common problems in urban management is the tourism congestion of urban spaces, either regularly or occasionally, at different times of the day or of the year. Managers of historical monuments, tourism promotion organizations, private companies, residents, municipalities and other tourism stakeholders need urban strategies that identify and manage the impacts that spatial-temporal congestion generates on tourists’ behaviour and on the tourist experience.

Issues to be identified and managed relate to, among others, the design of tools for the management of space-time vector for improving the visit, create better spatial-temporal distribution of the tourist flows, relieve saturated spaces and transfer visitor flows to less frequented areas. All of them are vital for the social and economic sustainability of urban tourism.

Included themes (but not limited to) in this Special Track are:

  • Tourists’ behavior in congested places
  • New methodologies for monitoring tourists in congested places
  • Overtourism perception
  • Effects of overcrowding in small areas

All abstracts will be subject to double-blind review by members of the scientific committee. Acceptance of a submission will be based on: theoretical and empirical significance; methodological soundness; relevance to the theme of the conference and logical clarity. The official language of the conference is English. Abstracts should be submitted via the ATLAS website using the abstract form provided.

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Special track 6

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 Special track 6

Integrating Culture and Nature: Holistic Heritage Management Education and Transforming Heritage Tourism

Track convenor
Chin-Ee Ong - National University of Singapore (geooce@nus.edu.sg)
Sharif Shams Imon - Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT), Macao (imon@ift.edu.mo)

Heritage management training and education often conjure notions of actual transformations and imagined transformative potential for host societies, environments and spaces. Heritage management training and education are also often pursued along discrete cultural or natural lines. In this special track, we examine growing interest in the heritage management field in considering the integration of cultural and natural heritage and interrogate the approach’s potential in creating innovations that could bring about positively transformative heritage tourism.
Specifically, we are interested in the following line of inquiry. Does the alignment and integration of cultural and natural aspects of heritage bring about innovative and meaningful heritage management education? What are their impacts for heritage tourism? Do culturally and naturally aligned heritage management education and tourism result in greater positive transformations for host communities and environments? We are also keen on sets of questions beyond what we have framed and considered which may still resonate with the theme of the special track.

More generally, we are interested in any topic concerning the education and training in cultural and natural heritage and tourism. Listed below are illustrative of our interests but the list is not exhaustive:

  • Transformative training in cultural and natural heritage tourism
  • Transformative effects of heritage tourism
  • Production and consumption of heritage, tourism and heritage tourism knowledge
  • Social justice, neo-liberalism, power-knowledge, politics of representation in education content
  • ‘Buzzwords’ and heritage training and tourism education: sustainability, resilience, pro-poor, community-based tourism
  • Quality assurance and control, effective communication, pedagogic techniques, technologies and paradigms in academic and professional tourism and heritage education
  • Heritage tourism and education programmes in degree granting institutions
  • Site manager training for UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Tour(ist) guide and heritage interpreter training
  • Disciplinary concerns and explorations: Excavating Anthropology, Architecture and Geography and other academic disciplines from professional and academic tourism and leisure courses (eg. ‘the Geography in Heritage Tour Guiding’)
  • The role of tourism schools in their communities

More information about the Heritage Tourism and Education Research Group:
http://www.atlas-euro.org/sig_education.aspx

All abstracts will be subject to double-blind review by members of the scientific committee. Acceptance of a submission will be based on: theoretical and empirical significance; methodological soundness; relevance to the theme of the conference and logical clarity. The official language of the conference is English. Abstracts should be submitted via the ATLAS website using the abstract form provided.

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Special track 7

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Special track 7

The sustainability issues of migrant labour in tourism

Track convenor
Lin Lerpold - Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
Örjan Sjöberg - Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
Max Jerneck - Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
Tara Duncan - Dalarna University, Sweden (du@du.se)

This special track focuses on the tourism, hospitality and leisure industries and their contribution to social sustainability through the integration of immigrants into the labour force. We are especially interested in research that helps us understand how, where, and why the tourism, hospitality and leisure industries have been successful as part of immigrant’s integration processes. Continuing from this, we also want to understand the long-term labour market outcomes for migrants in these sectors. We are interested in understanding the relational side of labour market entry and the contextual - social, geographical, institutional - factors that serve to differentiate outcomes across individuals, groups, and locations. As part of this special track’s focus, we want to ensure contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals as well as gaining a better understanding of sustainable employment within the tourism, hospitality and leisure sectors.

We welcome papers that contribute to these discussions and propose a number of themes that may be considered for this special track (but are not limited to):

  • Labour market integration in tourism
  • Socioeconomic sustainability of tourism jobs for migrants
  • Social capital, migrant work and tourism work
  • Well-being, tourism work and migration
  • Decent work and the tourism labour force
  • Sustainable human resources for the tourism, hospitality and leisure industries
  • Equality and tourism work
  • Tourism work, migrants and the SDGS

All abstracts will be subject to double-blind review by members of the scientific committee. Acceptance of a submission will be based on: theoretical and empirical significance; methodological soundness; relevance to the theme of the conference and logical clarity. The official language of the conference is English. Abstracts should be submitted via the ATLAS website using the abstract form provided.

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PhD Seminar

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PhD seminar

Publishing research in tourism

The publication of research has become a very relevant issue for the dissemination of knowledge from the academic community. The first step towards this dissemination of knowledge is the publication of research in academic journals or relevant book chapters. However, publishing in academia is not easy, considering that it requires certain skills that the researcher must develop, specially during the PhD process.

This PhD seminar pretends to transfer precise details about the required skills to write an academic paper successfully. In particular, this course aims to focus on various stages on the process to write and submit a paper, as well as the elements that should be considered at the moment to choose the perfect academic journal or book proposal to submit a paper.

Requirements
Participants are expected to be enrolled as PhD students within fields related to tourism, mobility, recreation, leisure, hospitality, cultural studies or similar. Students at all stages of their project are welcome. In order to apply for the seminar, the student must send a research reflection paper (1000-2500 words). The paper must reflect on some of the central and most challenging issues related to working with  change  in your doctoral research (e.g. ethically, theoretically, empirically, methodically). The paper may work around questions such as: What research strategies are used to deal with expectations, pressures and uncertainties of working with change in your research? What values and rationales guide the  change  that you either study or seek to drive? For whom is this change important? Why? What is your own ethical position in relation to change-oriented research?
The participant papers will form part of the discussions during the PhD event, in particular during the workshop. By sharing the challenges and opportunities of working with different conceptualizations of change, and change-driven involvements, we strive to foster a space for understanding and targeting the future components of change-oriented tourism research.

Who should apply
Participants should be enrolled as PhD students within fields related to tourism, mobility, recreation, leisure, hospitality, cultural studies or similar. Students at all stages of their PhD are welcome.

Submissions
Please send a research reflection paper (1000-2500 words) to admin@atlas-euro.org. The paper must reflect on some of the central and most challenging issues related to working with  change  in your doctoral research (e.g. ethically, theoretically, empirically, methodically). The paper may work around questions such as: What research strategies are used to deal with expectations, pressures and uncertainties of working with change in your research? What values and rationales guide the  change  that you either study or seek to drive? For whom is this change important? Why? What is your own ethical position in relation to change-oriented research?

Specifications abstracts:

  • 1000-2500 words
  • In English
  • In Word format
  • Including a small biosketch in which it also makes clear in which stage of the research you are
  • Deadline July 15th, 2019

Certificate
Students will be rewarded with a certificate to credit their participation in the PhD Seminar. This certificate will include the total amount of hours of the PhD Seminar.

Preliminary program:
09.00  Registration and welcome
09.30  What is a good scientific contribution? Some examples and criteria
10:30  Research Ethics and Data Management Strategy
11:30  Coffee-break
12:00  The editors, what are they looking for?
13:00  Lunch
14:30  Workshop: Looking at papers in progress
16:30  Revision process: How to face a review?
17:30  Closure

Practical Information:
Seminar chair: Raquel Camprubí, Associate Professor at University of Girona, raquel.camprubi@udg.edu
Date: Tuesday September 17, 2019
Place: Faculty of Tourism, University of Girona
Maximum number of participants: 30

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Education-industry day

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Tourism education - industry day

During the ATLAS annual conference the NTG and the INCOME Tourism project are co-organising a special day to bring together tourism education and the tourism industry on Friday September 20th 2019. The purpose of this day will be to bring together professionals from both the tourism industry, tourism education, and governments to talk about the needs in tourism education.

Who should attend?

  • Delegates of the ATLAS annual conference
  • Partners (business and education) of  both projects
  • Tourism Skills Ambassadors (from businesses, tourism NGO’s or any other organisation) participating in both projects
  • Tourism industry
  • Government Tourism or Education Departments/Local Authorities
  • Tourism Related NGO’s

Program

Morning: Special track 4 on Tourism Education, Employability and Industry – University Interaction in which partners from education will presents their findings and research results. Information can be found HERE.
Network lunch
Afternoon: Tourism Sector Shared Workshop in which stakeholders from the tourism industry and government representatives can meet and discuss with the partners from education.

The Sector Shared Workshop in the afternoon consists of:

  • Short presentations of the NTG and the INCOME Tourism projects, including concrete information relevant for the industry.
  • Short presentation from stakeholders from the tourism industry.
  • Workshops in which partners from education, industry and government can share their findings, thoughts and experiences on tourism education.

The tourism sector workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to have insightful discussion with industry and educational partners to discuss barriers and challenges which prevent better relations between industry and education.  Participants will gather in small group discussions (5-6 people in each group) to deliberate on the following themes and issues:

  • Image of Tourism Careers
  • Skills development for employees
  • Sustainable Tourism Development in Rural and Urban contexts
  • Key Challenges facing industry profitability and success
  • Increasing opportunities for partnerships and collaboration between industry and education
  • How tourism industry can help protect the environment
  • The role of business in place making and communities integrated through partnership working

The participants will be encouraged to utilise a triple helix approach to their discussion drawing on industry, academic and government perspectives to help provide solutions to problems and challenges. The workshop will run for two hours and provide a unique opportunity for better co-ordination and understanding between industry and higher education including what Higher Education can do to support businesses via assessments/research and projects.  Active recommendations and suggestions will be put for both industry and academia to combine the outcomes of the workshop to help participants approach new ways of working with industry and academia.

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Abstract submission

All abstracts will be subject to double-blind review by members of the scientific committee. Acceptance of a submission will be based on: theoretical and empirical significance; methodological soundness; relevance to the theme of the conference and logical clarity. The official language of the conference is English.

Abstracts should be submitted to ATLAS by using this form before June 17th 2019.

Abstracts should have between 350-500 words. The title should be no more than 12 words. Authors should also indicate which conference topic their proposed paper relates to.

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Important dates

Abstract submission : April 1st, 2019
May 1st, 2019
June 17th, 2019
Notification of acceptance :

May 1st, 2019
June 1st, 2019
July 1st 2019

Extended abstract submission : June 28th, 2019
Conference : September 18-20th, 2019
PhD Seminar : September 17th, 2019
Full paper submission :  November 29th, 2019

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Scientific committee

Local conference organisers

  • Lluís Prats - University of Girona, Spain
  • Silvia Aulet - University of Girona, Spain

International Scientific Committee

  • Jaume Guia - University of Girona, Spain
  • Raquel Camprubí - University of Girona, Spain
  • Lluís Coromina - University of Girona, Spain
  • Nuria Galí - University of Girona, Spain
  • Lluís Mundet - University of Girona, Spain
  • José Antonio Donaire - University of Girona, Spain
  • Konstantina Zerva - University of Girona, Spain
  • Joaquim Majó - University of Girona, Spain
  • Esther Martinez - University of Girona, Spain
  • Kevin Hannam - City University of Macau, China
  • Alžbeta Kiralova - University College of Business in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Carina Ren - Aalborg University, Denmark
  • René van der Duim - Wageningen University, Netherlands
  • Greg Richards - Breda University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
  • Willem Coetzee - University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Carlos Fernandes - Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, Portugal
  • Ana Goytia Prat - University of Deusto, Spain
  • Antonio Paolo Russo - University Rovira i Virgili, Spain
  • Tara Duncan - Dalarna University, Sweden

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Conference packages

Packages: ATLAS members Non-Members
Participants
  • Conference Materials
  • Welcome reception
  • Coffee breaks
  • Lunches
  • Conference dinner
€ 305
€ 400
Doctoral students
Conference only
  • Conference Materials
  • Welcome reception
  • Coffee breaks
  • 3 lunches
€ 185
€ 235
Doctoral students -
Conference and PhD Seminar
  • Conference Materials
  • Welcome reception
  • Coffee breaks
  • 3 lunches
€ 200
€ 260
Conference dinner € 70
€ 70
Companions
  • Welcome reception
  • Lunches
  • Conference dinner
€ 100
€ 100

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Cancellation policy

If written cancellation is received before September 6th 2019, a refund of all meeting fees will be made, minus an administration fee of € 50. No refund will be possible after September 6th 2019, but substitute delegates can be nominated.

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Conference venues

The conference will take place at:

University of Girona
Faculty of Tourism
(Located at the faculty of literature)
P. Ferrater Mora, 1
Girona 17004
Spain

More information on the faculty and how to get there:
https://www.udg.edu/en/ft

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Accommodation

The recommended hotels are:

(For all hotels, upon booking please mention: CONGRES INTERNACIONAL DE TURISME)

Hotel Peninsular
Av. Sant Francesc, 6
17001 - Girona
T. (+34) 972 203 800
www.novarahotels.com
Discount: 10%
Reservations are made directly with the hotel. It will not apply to reservations made through third parties.
Credit cards will be requested with the expiration date to guarantee the reservation.
Reservations subject to availability.

Hotel Ciutat de Girona
Telf. 972 48 30 38
info@hotelciutatdegirona.com
www.hotelciutatdegirona.com
Discount: 15%
Discount on the best available rate at the time of making the reservation and seconds availability.

Hotel Margarit
Carrer Ultònia, 1
17002 - Girona
Tel: +34 972.20.10.66
info@hotelmargarit.com
Discount: 10%
Reservations are made directly with the hotel.

Meliá Girona
Barcelona, 112
17003 - Girona
(+34) 972 400 500
melia.girona@melia.com
www.melia.com
Special price:
Double room for individual € 82
Double Room - Twin € 92.00
Double Room - Marriage € 102.00
Supplement - 3 person € 30.00

Hotel Carlemany
Pl. Miquel Santaló, s/n
17001 - Girona
(+34) 972 211 212
carlemany@carlemany.es
www.carlemany.es
Special price:
Double room for individual use € 90
Double room € 100
Breakfast buffet included / VAT included
Tourist tax € 0.99 / person / day.

Hotel Condal
Joan Maragall, 10
17002 - Girona
(+34) 972 204 462
info@hotelcondalgirona.com
www.hotelcondalgirona.com
Special price:
Double room € 50 (VAT included)

Montjuic B&B
Discount: 10%
(30 minutes walking)
Carrer de L'11 de Setembre, 1
17007 - Girona
(34) 972 427 771 / 606 998 955
reserva@montjuicbb.com
www.montjuicbb.com
Discount: 10%

Bellmirall B&B
Discount: 10%
Carrer de Bellmirall, 3
17004 - Girona
(34) 972 204 009
reserves@bellmirall.eu
http://bellmirall.eu/
Discount: 10%

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