7th International Conference on Tourism Research
18 -  19 March 2024, Cape Town, South Africa

Hosted by the Centre for Tourism Research in Africa at the Cape Town Hotel School, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa

Welcome to ICTR 2024

Now in its seventh year the International Conference on Tourism Research, has been building upon successful events in Cyprus, Portugal, Jyväskylä and Finland.  The global approach to tourism has changed considerably over the past decades – in part due to low-cost travel and also due to an increased concern about the sustainability of tourism from both cultural and environmental perspectives. Despite some advances being made in the area, topics related to tourism research remain pertinent and are gaining momentum in a changing society. It is thus important to continue to develop research on specific tourism topics, in order to acquire a clearer understanding and to obtain important insights.

This conference is establishing itself at the cutting edge of tourism research and brings together a diverse range of thinkers on the topic, we welcome everyone researching in this area to present their work to the scientific community. ICTR 2024 will be hosted by the Cape Town Hotel School in collaboration with the Centre for Tourism Research in Africa in the Department of Tourism & Events Management at CPUT.

Conference Chair

Prof Rishi Balkaran

Programme Chair

Dr Chris Hattingh


Personal Message from the Conference Chairs

In March 2024, ICTR will be hosted by the Cape Town Hotel School in collaboration with the Centre for Tourism Research in Africa in the Department of Tourism & Events Management at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. We are looking forward to welcoming participants to the Cape Town Hotel School (CTHS), situated right on the ocean at our Granger Bay Campus with the iconic Table Mountain as the back-drop. We have been followers of the conference for many years and have always enjoyed the opportunity to share ideas and network with a diverse group of ICTR participants. Next year in Cape Town, we are excited to showcase our diverse city and institution.

Important  Dates

Abstract submission deadlineSTILL ACCEPTING ABSTRACTS
Notification of abstract acceptance28 September 2023
Full paper due for review01 November 2023
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes)10 January 2024
Earlybird registration closes15 January 2024
Final paper due (with any changes)22 January 2024
Final Author registration date12 February 2024
We are planning to run our series of conferences as physical events with the option for participants to join virtually. We urge you to continue to submit your abstracts and papers in line with the published dates (extensions will be granted on request). For more details contact info@academic-conferences.org

Conference Publications

Papers accepted for the ICTR after the double-blind peer review process, will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration and payment. The conference proceedings have an ISSN (2049-9870) and will be assigned an ISBN on publication. Proceedings are accessible here: https://papers.academic-conferences.org/index.php/ictr

Additionally, papers that have been presented at the conference will also be considered for further development and possible publication in the journals listed below. Note that journal editors are provided with the conference proceedings and will make selections if they feel work is appropriate and of sufficient quality for the journal. If invited to publish in a journal authors will be expected to develop the work by 40-50%, including a change of title and abstract. Individual journal procedures will need to be followed and there is no guarantee of publication.

Conference Accreditations

The Proceedings of the International Conference on Tourism Research will be submitted to the following bodies for indexing:

      • Web of Science (WoS) Conference Proceedings Citation Index
      • Institution of Engineering and Technology in the UK
      • Google Scholar
      • Google Book Search
      • EBSCO
      • ProQuest
      • Elsevier SCOPUS abstract and citation database

The Conference Proceedings are submitted for accreditation on publication. Please note that depending on the accreditation body this process can take up to several months.