Next AIEST Conference from August 25-29, 2019 in Varna (Bulgaria)

First Tourism Science Slam at ITB Berlin

ITB Berlin together with the AIEST (International Association of Scientific Experts in Tourism) and the DGT (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Tourismuswissenschaft) has offered the first Tourism Science Slam.
This Slam vividly conveys research results on air travel, hotel accommodation and beach holidays. Science Slams are easy to understand, very instructive, highly entertaining and they get to the point very quickly.



Winners of the awards at the 68th AIEST Conference 2018 in Treviso, Italy

Congratulations to the winners of the following awards 2018:


Kirstin Hallmann
German Sport University Cologne, Germany (presenter)

Anita Zehrer
Management Center Innsbruck, Austria

Julia Rietz
German Sport University Cologne, Germany

Paper: Comparing the interdependence of sport event spectator's experiences and their revisit intention across ice hockey, table tennis, and Motorsport events



Claudia Cozzio
University of Padova, Italy

Michael Volgger
Curtin University, Australia (presenter)

Arch G. Woodside
Curtin University, Australia

Paper: Nurturing the consumption of green Food: The persuasive strengths of different messages



Chiara Massacesi
Otago University, New Zealand (presenter)

Alessia Mariotti
Università di Bologna, Italy

Paper: Food heritigisation for tourism development - "Food of belonging" in the Italian Dolomite

AIEST at 2nd UNWTO World Conference on Smart Destinations

Prof. Dr. Harald Pechlaner (AIEST President) and Dr. Dirk Glaesser (AIEST member and Director Risk and Crisis Management at UNWTO World Tourism Organization) meet the UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashwili at the UNWTO World Conference on Smart Destinations which was held June 25-27, 2018 in Oviedo (Spain).

AIEST at ITB Berlin

Prof. Dr. Christian Laesser and Prof. Dr. Harald Pechlaner as AIEST representatives took part in a discussion at ITB Berlin on March 10, 2018:

Overtourism: Status Quo, Massnahmen, Best Practices in europäischen Tourismusdestinationen

New Book: The Economics of Tourism Destinations. Theory and Practice, 3th ed. Routledge.

Norbert Vanhove's book provides a succinct guide to the economic aspects of tourism for students and practitioners alike to decipher the methods of measurement of supply, demand, trends and impacts. Each chapter combines theory and practice and is integrated with international case studies. Combining macro and micro aspects of economics to the tourism destination, this is an invaluable resource for students learning about this subject and it is also aimed at tourism researchers and policy makers.

Have a look at the flyer.

New Book: Changing Paradigms in Sustainable Mountain Tourism Research

Environmental, social and economic sustainability is an important topic of today’s decision makers in tourism. This book, edited by Harald Pechlaner, Peter Keller, Sabine Pichler and Klaus Weiermair, provides profound insights into current concepts and challenges of sustainable tourism development – with particular regard to mountain destinations worldwide.

Have a look at the new book.


New Challenges for Tourism Promotion
«Tackling High Competition and Multimedia Changes», Euro 29.95