V Spring Symposium on Challenges in Tourism Development

June 4th and 5th, 2020, GRAN CANARIA ISLAND / SPAIN



The annual Tourism Tides Symposium will be held during the 4th and 5th of June in Gran Canaria, (Canary Islands, Spain). The topic this year will be focused in “STRATEGIES FROM MATURE TO LEADING NEUTRAL CARBON TOURIST DESTINATIONS". 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.


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Dr. Zhan Su

Zhan Su is a Professor that belongs to the Department of Management in the Faculty of Administration Sciences in Laval University in Quebec (Canada). He is Head of MBA in International Management and also Chair of the Stephen A. Jarislowsky in International Affairs Management. His research focuses on Strategic management of the company, Business internationalization strategy, Intercultural management, Business world in Asia and emerging countries economic development in Africa. He has received several Awards and distinctions in research like Research Medal for Publication Excellence (2018) and several Best Paper Awards in his more than 90 papers published.

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Dr. Sangwon Park

Sangwon Park is an Associate Professor in the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Coordinator of Tomorrow’s Guestrooms at Hotel ICON. Prior to joining the school in 2017, he taught at the University of Surrey in the UK, and has served as Deputy Head of Hospitality Management. Dr Park has awarded PhD Degree from the Temple University, USA (Business Administration) and received Master Degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management with Statistics minor from the University of Missouri - Columbia, USA. Dr Park also recognized Emerging Scholar of Distinction from at International Academy of the Study of Tourism 2019. His primary research interests include information technology, big data and digital marketing in tourism and hospitality.

Gran Canaria SSTD 2020 offers:

  • Workshops on research methods and on special topics
  • High quality scientific parallel sessions with internationally peer-reviewed paper presentations
  • A unique Spring academic experience in Gran Canaria


Communications relate to any of the issues of the Congress:

  1. Destination management
  2. Tourism and sustainable economic development
  3. Tourism demand trends
  4. Economic perspectives in tourism and transport
  5. Event Industry
  6. Big Data Analysis
  7. Entrepreneurship
  8. Marketing and tourism

Important Dates:

  • Extended abstract submission: 14th February, 2020. (Send to )
  • Acceptance notification: 2nd March, 2020.
  • Full paper submission (optional): 4th May, 2020. (Send to )
  • Early registration deadline: 4th May, 2020

 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.

All extended 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. Abstracts must be uploaded to the online submission and reviewing email address: (theme: Abstract SSTD 2020).


Registration fees:

  • Academic (early): €80
  • Academic (regular): €120
  • Student (early): €60
  • Student (regular): €100

The seminar fee includes participation in the seminar, seminar programme, coffee break, lunch, dinner and a recreational activity.






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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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