III Spring Symposium on Challenges in Tourism Development

June 7th and 8th, 2018, GRAN CANARIA ISLAND / SPAIN



CALL FOR PAPERS for the Gran Canaria Spring Symposium on Challenges in Tourism Development, Gran Canaria (SSTD 2018), June 7th and 8th 2018.The annual Tourism Tides Symposium will take place from June 7th and 8th in Gran Canaria island, Spain, under the theme “Challenges in Sharing Economy, eWOM, Residential Tourism”. It will provide an opportunity for tourism researchers and practitioners from all over the world to exchange scientific ideas and results and discuss new and emerging directions in research and practice in the field. Theoretical or applied research contributions in the form of structured abstracts are welcome.

SSTD 2018 offers:
Workshops on research methods and on special topics; High quality scientific parallel sessions with internationally peer-reviewed paper presentations, so quality feedback on your work is guaranteed.

− A unique Spring academic experience on Gran Canaria Island in Spain.

All abstracts will be subject to a double blind peer review process. Selected academic contributions addressing one or more of the sub-themes of the symposium will be presented during plenary and parallel sessions. Please refer to the ‘Submission guidelines’ document as a style guide for standards to follow in the preparation of your extended abstract. Abstracts must be uploaded to the online submission and reviewing email address: (theme: Abstract SSTD 2018).


Important Dates:

  • EXTENDED Abstract submission deadline: May 7th , 2018 (Send to )
  • Acceptance notification: May 17th , 2018
  • Registration deadline: May 21st

Registration Fee:

  • Early bird registration fee: 80€ until May 21st.
  • Late registration fee: 95€

The seminar fee includes participation in the seminar, seminar programme, coffee break, lunch, tapas and a recreational activity. Please, in order to formally register for the conference you should make the payment of the registration before June 1st.

The extended abstract will have: the purpose of the study, methodology, findings, originality, research limitations and practical implications in no more than 600 words. (Send to )

The scope of SSTD 2018 encompasses: a) Tourism and Sustainable Economic Development b) Consumer Behaviour in tourism c) Future directions for tourism demand d) Economic Perspectives on Tourism and Transport.

Papers addressing one of the Topics related to Tourism and Sustainable Economic Development will be highly welcomed: i. Competitiveness, innovation and market research: Theoretical, methodological and practical developments ii. Tourism and Quality of Life Research: Theories, Practices, Applications, and Challenges iii. Future Tourism Demand: Demographic, Behavioural and Social Changes. Challenges for marketers and economists iv. The changing face of tourism: Emerging issues for consumer behaviour research and practice v. Ensuring validity in tourism consumer behaviour studies and in hospitality research: Issues of measurement and methodology.

Confirmed Key note: Distinguished Prof. Philip L. Pearce, author of books in several topics related to tourism such as on tourist behaviour (1982,1998,2005 and 2011), positive psychology and tourism (2011 and 2014), and tourism and humour (2015). He has a doctorate from the University of Oxford and was appointed as the First Professor of Tourism in Australia, his published papers are in the areas of tourist experience, emerging markets, and communities and tourism. He has developed models of tourist motivation and experience, and uses both quantitative and qualitative research methods. He has concentrated recently on Asian tourism topics (Pearce and Wu, eds. 2017. The World meets Asian tourists).







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This CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, has been the result of two days of knowledge and experiences exchange, related to Sustainable Tourism Development.


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