CALL FOR PAPERS: Tourism and Transition in a Time of Change
The IGU Commission on Tourism, Leisure and Global Change, in cooperation with the Polish Geographical Society, IGiPZ PAN and GEOGRAPHIA POLONICA is using the occasion of the IGU 2014 Regional Conference in Krakow to organize the conference (pre-conference meeting) entitled “Tourism and Transition in a Time of Change”. The conference will be held in Southern Poland (13-17 August 2014).
Climate change, economic crisis, and political turmoil are only some of the challenges that have characterized development over the world during the last 25 years. Not least, the end of the cold war created new economic and political relationships. Globalization and supranationalism on the one hand and the discontinuation of political unions, revolution and terrorism on the other hand are examples of the centripetal and centrifugal forces shaping contemporary society. These forces influence tourism by creating new opportunities, but also by causing new obstacles. In particular, they create ever changing dynamics for regions and places desiring to develop a tourism economy, but needing to adapt to change by evolving new products for a globalized marketplace.
In this context it is important to ask how tourism is changing and how tourism development can be adopted as a resilience strategy in adapting to a changing world.
Against this background the IGU Commission on Tourism, Leisure and Global Change, in cooperation with the Polish Geographical Society, IGiPZ PAN and GEOGRAPHIA POLONICA, is using the occasion of the IGU 2014 Regional Conference in Krakow to address these issues. The overall aim of the conference is to discuss geographical dimensions of tourism in the new and emerging world order. We particularly welcome papers addressing the following topics:
- Transitions in tourism
- Globalization and tourism
- Tourism and borders
- Mountains and tourism
- Spatial patterns of tourism
- Tourism and innovation
- Tourism and economic change
- Tourism and climate change
- Political dimensions of tourism
- Tourism and cultural change
- Tourism in community resilience
Abstracts should be submitted not later than 31st January 2014 to both firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. All abstract will be reviewed and approximately 40 to 50 of them will be accepted for the conference. Notification of acceptance will be send out not later than 1st March 2014.
Besides paper title, authors and affiliations, abstracts should not exceed 500 words and should contain information on theoretical background, methodology, results and conclusions. The have to be submitted in a compatible Word-format.
The conference package includes accommodation and all meals. The conference costs will approximately amount to 400-450€ (all inclusive) but no final price has so far been decided upon.