26 - 30 August (morning) 2018 68th AIEST conference in Treviso, Italy

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 2: AIEST's Advances in Tourism Research - Perspectives of Actors, Institutions and Systems

Have a look at the conference program.

Have a look at the abstract book.

August 30, 2018 in Venice: STR Workshop "Certification in Hotel and Tourism Industry Analytics"

We are pleased to announce a "Certification in Hotel and Tourism Industry Analytics" (CHIA-T) Workshop to be held immediately following the AIEST Conference of Ideas in Treviso, near Venice, Italy. This Post conference training session on Thursday August 30 puts a comprehensive focus on analyzing hospitality and tourism data and provides a free train-the-trainer session for professors.

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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.

Winners of the Peter Keller Prize at the 67th AIEST Conference 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia

Congratulations to the following winners of the Peter Keller Prize 2017:

Bernhard Hrovath
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

Friedrich Leisch
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

Sarah Dolnicar
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia (presenter)

have been awarded the Peter Keller prize for their following paper:

What drives the price of Airbnb properties in city destinations?


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