II Spring Symposium on Challenges in Tourism Development

May 18th and 19th, 2017, GRAN CANARIA ISLAND / SPAIN

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    He is  author of several books (Sustainable Tourism: Principles and Practice, Tourism collaboration and Partnerships: politics, practice and sustainability, Tourism Governance: Critical Perspectives and Governance and sustainability). He is founding editor of  Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Associate Editor of Journal of Ecotourism and Board Member of Current Issues in Tourism. Visiting Professor: Leeds Beckett University. Advisory Board Member: Western Norway Research Institute. Visiting Fellow: Centre for the Historic Environment, University of Bristol.

    Professor of Marketing and Tourism at the Nottingham University Business School, where he has worked for ten years. Scott’s research is focused mainly on the qualities of tourist experience, consumer behaviour and tourist decision-making, destination marketing and communications. More recently his work has engaged debates in pro-social and pro-environmental tourist consumption, as well as responsible and ethical consumer behaviour. Since 2006 he has been working on a programme of research on the motivations, experiences and outcomes of holiday experiences for severely disadvantaged UK consumers. Working with a range of small and large charities, his research in association with the Family Holiday Association has helped to promote the concept of ‘social tourism’ in the UK, influencing policy and practice, raising awareness of issues and establishing a link between holidays and subjective wellbeing outcomes. Scott has published three books, the latest is the edited collection ‘The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Marketing’ (2014), alongside many journal articles. He is Associate (Resource) Editor of the Annals of Tourism Research, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Business Research. He is also currently coediting with Professor Xavier Font a special issue of the Journal of Sustainable Tourism on Sustainability Issues in Tourism Marketing.

    He Is a Full Professor in Signal Theory and Communications at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. His present research interest is focused on signal and data processing and machine learning. He has published some 80 papers in international refereed journals and more than 200 at technical conferences, supervised more than 30 doctoral dissertations, and he has been the principal investigator for almost 100 research projects and contracts. Among other distinctions, he received “Honoris Causa” Doctor degrees from Universidad de Vigo (Spain) and Universidad San Pablo (Arequipa, Peru). He is a member of the Spain Royal Academy of Engineering, where he served as President from 2007 to 2011.



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CALL FOR PAPERS for the Spring Symposium on Challenges in Tourism Development Gran Canaria 2017 (SSTD 2017) May 18th and 19th, 2017 GRAN CANARIA ISLAND/ SPAIN.
The annual Tourism Tides Symposium will take place from May 18th to 19th in Gran Canaria island, Spain, under the theme “Challenges in Sustainable Tourism Development: Big data”. 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 2017 offers:

Workshops on research methods and on special topics (big data and sustainability); 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 2017).

Important Dates:

•    EXTENDED Abstract submission deadline: April 17th, 2017
•    Acceptance notification: April 24th, 2017
•    Registration deadline : May 5th

Registration Fee: 90 euros

The seminar fee includes participation in the seminar, seminar programme, coffee break, lunch, tapas and winery experience.
Please, in order to formally register for the conference you should make the payment of the registration before May 5th.

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

The scope of SSTD 2017 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.

Carmelo León, Teresa Aguiar and Jorge Araña Chairs of the Spring Symposium on Challenges in Tourism Development - SSTD 2017 to be held in May 18th-19th, 2017 in Gran Canaria.







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The “Spring Symposium on Challenges in Sustainable Tourism Development”, as part of the I INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF TIDES, was conceived in order to provide an international forum for academics, researchers, professionals and students to discuss some aspects related to sustainability, competitiveness and economic prospects in tourism and transport.

Communications were framed within the following issues: a) Tourism and Sustainable Economic Development; b) Consumer behavior in Tourism; c) Economic Perspectives on Tourism and Transport; and d) Tourism and Marketing.

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








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