73rd AIEST Conference of Ideas 2024 in Bolzano-Bozen, Italy - Aug. 25 - 28

Why you should attend

Receive feedback on your work in a friendly and critical-constructive atmosphere.
Submit papers at different stages of your work seeking feedback on your plans or your results.
You do not have to waive any (copy) rights whatsoever with regard to the work you submit.
Try to win one of the three potential prices.
Enjoy interesting keynotes and targeted workshops for your needs.
Join the AIEST Research Seminar and get insights for publishing with top international scientific journals.
Visit Bolzano and its sights.

Submit your contribution until 28 February 2024

Download the master copy for your submission.

We are looking forward to your contributions to be sent to info@aiest.org.

  • Stream of Discussion 1: Designing tourism systems for a sustainable future.
  • Stream of Discussion 2: Cultural differences as enabler for transformation and innovation.
  • Stream of Discussion 3: AIEST's Advances in Tourism Research: Perspectives of Actors, Institutions and Systems.

Participants from different scientific disciplines and tourism related industries are invited to contribute to the following major sub-streams of discussions:

  • Actors behaviour, focusing on behavioural issues of consumers, management, politicians, etc;
  • Institutional settings, focusing on topics such as entrepreneurship and innovation, cooperation and strategic alliances, ITC and productivity led-growth, structural change in leading tourism relevant industries, etc;
  • Systemic perspective, focusing on topics such as the analysis of the market forces, marketing management of destinations, tourism promotion and policies, management of tourism related resources, sustainable development in tourism, regulation and governance of places, etc.
  • Other, consisting of contributions that cannot be classified as above.

Host: Prof. Harald Pechlaner, President of the AIEST 

Venue: Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Universitätsplatz 1, 39100 Bozen

AIEST Early Career Workshop

On 25th August 2024 (from 12am until 5pm) the AIEST Research Seminar will take place. It provides you with insights on how to prepare a paper for publication in top international scientific journals. Present your research endeavour and discuss it with leading academics in the field. 

The seminar is open and free for anyone wishing to attend, provided you attend the AIEST conference. If you want a in-depth discussion of your work progress, this is the place to be.

Call for contributions AIEST Research Seminar.
Submission deadline: April 30, 2024

Full registration (starting April 2024)

AIEST member: 600 EUR Early bird until Mai 31, 2024, 700 EUR (June 1 - August 11, 2024)
AIEST non-member: 800 EUR Early bird until Mai 31, 2024, 900 EUR (June 1 - August 11, 2024)

The full conference package includes within the time frame of the conference:

  • Entrance to all working sessions during the whole period of the conference
  • Conference materials
  • Welcome Reception on Sunday
  • Coffee breaks from Monday to Wednesday
  • Lunches from Monday to Wednesday
  • Dinners from Monday to Wednesday 
  • Technical excursion including transportation and activities 

Not included: Accommodation, any other food and beverages, Airport transfer and any other transportation costs (apart the explicitly mentioned), any personal expenses. 

Daily registration (starting April 2024)

Please note: Daily registration does not allow for holding an oral presentation of your own work.

EUR 300 Early bird until May 31, 2024, EUR 350 (June 1 - August 11, 2024)

This price includes:

  • Daily conference pack: entrance to the working session on the particular day
  • Conference materials
  • Coffee break(s) on the particular day
  • Lunch on the particular day

Not included:

  • Dinner, even though it is on the same day selected
  • Technical excursion, even though it is on the same day selected
  • Accommodation
  • Any other food and beverages, apart from the explicitly mentioned
  • Airport transfers and any other transportation costs, apart from the explicitly mentioned
  • Any personal expenses

Additional options

There are additional options for daily registered delegates, accompanying persons and spouses: 

Reception on Sunday € 60
Dinners € 60
Technical excursion  € 120

Costs per person payable on the spot.

Dates and deadlines

February 28, 2024
Submission deadline. Please use the master copy and submit all contributions to info@aiest.org.

Important: if you are not able to keep that date, send an e-mail containing a short abstract to christian.laesser@unisg.ch; we will then negotiate an extension (which normally can be granted).

April 01, 2024
Final author notification about acceptance of submission(s) and presentation at conference

April 01, 2024
Early bird registration starts

May 31, 2024
Early bird registration ends

August 11, 2024
Registration ends; onsite registration available

August 25, 2024
Conference begins