69th AIEST Conference of Ideas 2019 in Varna (Bulgaria) - August 25 (evening) - 29 (morning)

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.
Publish your paper in the special issue of the European Journal of Tourism Research.
There will be a livestream of the presentations at the conference.

Submit your work until February 28, 2019

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

Stream of Discussion 2: Tourism Frontiers: Theories, Practices, Methodologies 

Stream of Discussion 3: AIEST's Advances in Tourism Research: Perspectives of Actors, Institutions and Systems.

Have a look at the Call for Contributions here.

Submit your work with this master copy.

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. Stanislav Ivanov, Vice Rector (Research) of the Varna University of Management, Varna, Bulgaria.

Venue: Hotel Rosslyn Dimyat, Varna (Bulgaria).  

Early Career Researchers Workshop and Annals of Tourism Research Workshop

On 25th August 2019 (prior to the conference) the Early Career Researchers Workshop will take place for which we are also calling for contributions (Submission deadline: March 31, 2019). This event includes also the Annals of Tourism Research Workshop.

Dates and deadlines

February 28, 2019
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).

March 30, 2019
Final author notification about acceptance of submission(s) and presentation at conference

August 10, 2019
Registration ends; onsite registration available

August 25-29, 2019
Conference in Varna

Full registration

Regular registration: 650 EUR (AIEST member), 850 EUR (AIEST non-member)

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 August 25
  • Coffee breaks on August 26, 27 and 28
  • Lunches on August 26, 27 and 28
  • Dinners on August 26 and 27
  • Technical excursion on August 28, including transportation and activities
  • Gala Dinner on August 28

Not included: Accommodation, Airport transfer and any other transportation costs, any personal expenses. 

Daily registration

EUR 350 (regular registration)

This price includes:

  • Daily conference pack: entrance to the working session on the particular day – August 27 or 28 2019 and paper presentations
  • Conference materials
  • Coffee break(s) on the particular day
  • Buffet Lunch on the particular day

Not included:

  • Dinner or Gala 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 for daily registered delegates, accompanying persons and spouses:

  • Reception on August 25: 35 EUR per person
  • Dinner on August 26: 35 EUR per person
  • Dinner on August 27: 35 EUR per person
  • Technical excursion and Gala Dinner on August 28: 100 EUR per person