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

As a prelude to the anniversary year the AIEST invites young people not older than 30 years to a Contest of Fresh Ideas on "tourism systems of a sustainable future". 28 contributions have been received. They tell their visions and solutions of tourism and tourism related challenges. 

All suitable submissions shall be published (open access). In addition, the authors of the best evaluated submissions will be invited to present their ideas on the international AIEST conference 2021 in Lucerne, Switzerland.

After an open call, the following AIEST members have volunteered to act as jurors:

  • Prof. David Airey, Great Britain
  • Prof. Marcjanna Augustyn, Great Britain
  • Prof. Liběna Jarolímková, Czech Republic
  • Dr. Stella Kleinrath, Austria
  • Prof. Jean-Pierre Lozato-Giotart, France
  • Prof. Moustafa Mekawy, Egypt
  • Dr. Claude Origet du Cluzeau, France
  • Dr. Gulnaz Partschefeld, Switzerland
  • Ingrid Schneider, Austria
  • Dr. Thomas Steiner, Switzerland
  • Georg Steiner, Austria
  • Prof. Peter Williams, Canada