67th Conference 2017 in Tbilisi (Georgia)

3 September (evening) - 7 September 2017 (morning)

The AIEST is calling for academic and practitioners contributions for

Stream 1: Business models for sustainable growth in Tourism

Stream 2: 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.

Hosts:  Guram Tavartqiladze Teaching University (GTTU) and the Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani Teaching University.
Venue: Courtyard Marriott Tbilisi, Georgia

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Dates and deadlines


March 31, 2017
Submission deadline. Please use the master copy and submit all contributions to aiest@unisg.ch.
Important: If you are not able to keep that date, send an e-mail containing a short abstract to christian.laesser@unisg.ch; we then will negotiate an Extension (which normally can be granted).

April 30, 2017
Final author notification about acceptance of submission(s) and presentation at conference

August 15, 2017
Registration ends

September 3-6, 2017