68th AIEST Conference of Ideas 2018 in Treviso (Venice), Italy

26th August (evening) - 30th August 2018 (morning)

The International Association of Scientific Experts in Tourism (AIEST) is calling for academic and practitioners contributions for

Stream of Discussion 1: Business models for sustainable growth in tourism

Stream of Discussion 2: Co-creating tourism experiences: chances, frontiers and limitations 

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. Mara Manente from Università Ca'Foscari Venezia, Centro Internazionale di Studi sull'Economia turistica (CISET).
Venue: Treviso (close to Venice). 

Dates and deadlines

February 28, 2018
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 will then negotiate an extension (which normally can be granted).

March 30, 2018
Final author notification about acceptance of submission(s) and presentation at conference

July 31, 2018
Registration ends

August 26-30, 2018
Conference in Treviso

Conference fee

AIEST member: 600 EUR per person

Non-member:    750 EUR per person 

This price includes within the time frame of the conference

  • All conference activities, technical excursions, social events; 
  • Full board incl. alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks (Wine and beer);
  • IMPORTANT: Accommodation is not included however will be available. Different choices will be announced.