AIEST - Worldwide network of tourism experts

Founded in 1951, the International Association of Scientific Experts in Tourism (AIEST) is dedicated to improving the worlds travel and tourism industry through analysis of trends and latest developments in tourism and farsighted solutions for problems as they arise.

The AIEST attracts junior as well as senior members from both Academia and Practice.

Our members benefit from a social network platform for frequent friendly contacts among world wide experts and for international scientific and practical exchange.

70th Anniversary - Let's celebrate!

Since 1951 the AIEST as the first scientific organisation in tourism has been shaping tourism futures. 2021 we'll celebrate its efforts and successes in applied, interdisciplinary and solution oriented research and consultation. It is also a time to ask  for visions of and innovative solutions for the future(s) of tourism and tourism related challenges.

Highlights of the anniversary year:

  • Contest of Fresh Ideas
  • Anniversary Conference in Lucerne, Switzerland (August 29 - September 01, 2021)
  • Think-tank-like Forum for practitioners and academics (linked to the conference)

70th AIEST Conference 2020 in Cologne cancelled

Due to the situation related to the SARS CoV-2 pandemic, the 2020 AIEST conference in Cologne, Germany, has to be cancelled.

At the moment, it is planned to still have a conference in Cologne, however in 2022.

The next two AIEST conferences will take place as follows:

2021: 29 August – 01 September in Lucerne, Switzerland

2022: 28 August – 31 August in Cologne, Germany (planned)

All submitted papers to this year's AIEST Conference have the chance to be published in a Special Issue of the International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing on ‘Consumer Behaviour in Sports Tourism, Recreation and Leisure’. Abstracts can be sent anytime until 30 September 2020 to the Special Issue editors and the manuscript via the online submission system will be due by 30 November 2020.

For more information please check the CFP: https://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/cfp.php?id=4949.

The Special Issue editors Kirstin Hallmann, Raija Komppula and Jürg Stettler are looking forward to your contributions.

List of tourism-related Conferences for 2020

Shu-Hsiang (Ava) Chen, Associate Professor, Business School, Shantou University, China, and Aaron Tham, PhD, USC Business School, Australia, provide a list of tourism-related conferences for 2020. May this assist with your time and resource allocation and reach desired networks for teaching, research and professional development.

Click here for the list of tourism-related conferences for 2020.

We thank our associate members for their continuous support.