IV Spring Symposium on Challenges in Tourism Development

June 6th and 7th, 2019, GRAN CANARIA ISLAND / SPAIN


CALL FOR PAPERS for the Gran Canaria Spring Symposium on Challenges in Tourism Development, Gran Canaria SSTD 2019, with the sponsorship of the Gran Canaria Tourism Board, June 6th and 7th 2019.

The annual Tourism Tides Symposium will be held during the 6th and 7th of June in Gran Canaria, (Canary Islands, Spain). The topic this year will focus on “Digital Nomads, Lifestyle Migration and Residential Tourism". The symposium provides an opportunity for tourism researchers 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. 

The symposium is aimed at getting together several researchers from different disciplines and will bring the opportunity to exchange our views on new and old challenges in Tourism Development. If you want to enjoy this opportunity to share your work and know the work of your colleagues, the call for abstracts is now open.
We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Xinran Letho from the University of Purdue (Indiana) will be one of our keynote speakers at the IV Gran Canaria SSTD 2019.

Gran Canaria STD 2019 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 in Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, 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 Gran Canaria SSTD 2019).

Important Dates:

Abstract submission deadline: April 12th, 2019. (Send to )
Acceptance notification deadline: May 9th, 2019.
Registration deadline: May10th, 2019.

Registration Fee:

  • Early bird registration fee: 80€ until May 10th.
  • Late registration fee: 100€
  • Master and PhD students are welcome: reduced-fare 60€ until May 10th

The seminar fee includes participation in the seminar, seminar programme, coffee break, lunch, dinner and a recreational activity.
Please, in order to formally register for the conference, you should make the payment of the registration before May 10th.

The extended abstract will have: keys words, the purpose of the study, methodology, findings, originality, research limitations and practical implications in no more than 500 words.

The scope of Gran Canaria SSTD 2019 encompasses:

a)    Tourism and Sustainable Economic Development: competitiveness, innovation and market research; theoretical, methodological and practical developments; tourism and quality of life research (theories, practices, applications, and challenges).
b)    Consumer Behaviour in Tourism: emerging issues for consumer behaviour research and practice; ensuring validity in tourism consumer behaviour studies and in hospitality research; issues of measurement and methodology.
c)    Future directions for tourism demand: future tourism demand; demographic, behavioural and social changes; challenges for marketers and economists.
d)    Economic Perspectives on Tourism and Transport.






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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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