Call for contributions

Submission deadline March 28, 2017


We kindly invite you to submit short academic papers and practitioners contributions for the 67th annual AIEST conference in Tbilisi, Georgia. 

Core Stream 1: Business models for sustainbable growth in tourism

Stream 2: AIEST's Advances in Tourism Research - Perspectives of Actors, Institutions and Systems

In both streams of discussion, participants (members of AIEST and non-members, experienced and young career academics and practitioners) from different scientific disciplines and tourism related industries are invited to contribute to the following four major sub-streams:

  • Actors behaviour, consisting of contributions focusing on behavioural issues of consumers, management, politicians, etc.
  • Institutional settings, consisting of contributions 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, consisting of contributions 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.

As the copyright remains with the authors at all times, you are enabled to submit your most topical work.

Prior to the conference a Young Researcher Workshop will take place for which we are also calling for contributions (Submission deadline: February 28, 2017).

Please use the master copy for your submissions.
We are looking forward to your contributions to be sent to

Dates and deadlines

March 28, 2017

Submission deadline.
Please use the master copy and submit all contributions to

Important: If you are not able to keep that date, send an e-mail containing a short abstract to; we then will negotiate an extension (which normally can be granted).
April 30, 2017Final author notification about acceptance of submission(s) and presentation at conference.
August 15, 2017Registration ends
Sept. 3 - 6, 2017Conference