70th AIEST Conference of Ideas 2021 in Lucerne (Switzerland) - Aug. 29 - Sept. 1

The conference will only take place if the COVID-19 regulations allow it.

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.
And celebrate with us the 70th anniversary of the AIEST!

Submit your contribution until 28 February 2021

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: Shaping tourism futures - acknowledging learnings from the past

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. Dr. Jürg Stettler, Institute of Tourism (ITW), Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland.

Venue: Lucerne, Switzerland 

AIEST Research Seminar

On 29th August 2021 (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. 

Full registration

AIEST member: 600 EUR (Early bird till May 31, 2021), 700 EUR (June 1-August 9, 2021)
AIEST non-member: 800 EUR (Early bird), 900 EUR (June 1 - August 9, 2021)

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 on Tuesday and Wednesday (for AIEST members also on Monday)
  • Technical excursion on 31th August 2021 including transportation, activities and F&B

Not included: Accommodation, any other food and beverages, Dinner on Monday (for non AIEST members), Airport transfer and any other transportation costs (apart the explicitly mentioned), any personal expenses. 

Daily registration

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

EUR 300 Early bird (till May 31, 2021), Euro 350 (June 1 - August 9, 2021)

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€ 35
Dinner on Tuesday€ 50
Technical excursion on Tuesday€ 100
Dinner on Wednesday€ 50

Costs payable on the spot.

Registration opens soon

Dates and deadlines

February 28, 2021
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 31, 2021
Final author notification about acceptance of submission(s) and presentation at conference

May 31, 2021
Early bird registration ends

August 09, 2021
Registration ends; onsite registration available

August 29, 2021
Conference begins

Titelbild: Copyright Beat Brechbühl / Luzern Tourismus