4th International Conference on Tourism Research 2021
20 - 21 May 2021, a Virtual Conference
Together with the university we have made the decision to run ICTR as a fully virtual conference. The conference dates will remain 20 - 21 May 2021. The virtual conference will take place using Zoom and be an opportunity to meet participants from around the globe, listen to important keynote presentations and take part in workshops and networking session.
A Virtual Conference hosted by ACI and The School of Hospitality and Tourism, of Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal (ESHT)
Welcome to ICTR 2021
Now in its fourth year the International Conference on Tourism Research, building upon successful events in Porto, Portugal, Jyväskylä, Finland and virtually supported in Valencia, Spain. 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.
Personal Message from the Conference Chairs
The world is going through a particularly difficult period that affects society, as well as all professional and business areas. The tourism sector, in all its aspects, is one of the areas that has been most affected by this humanitarian crisis. In this context, the discussion of the challenges that tourism faces are even more urgent. The 4th International Conference of Tourism Research (ICTR 2021) is the ideal time to analyse the new challenges to the tourism sector, namely issues related with the usage of new technologies in the sector, innovation, sustainability, culture, accommodation, gastronomy, transport, restaurants, etc. The School of Hospitality and Tourism (ESHT), of Polytechnic Institute of Porto, is very pleased to invite all those interested in these areas to participate in the virtual conference and in this fundamental debate for the development of tourism and society.
|Abstract submission deadline||STILL ACCEPTING ABSTRACTS|
|Notification of abstract acceptance||06 November 2020|
|Full paper due for review||17 December 2020|
|Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes)||25 February 2021|
|Earlybird registration closes||22 March 2021|
|Final paper due (with any changes)||25 March 2021|
|Final Author registration date||15 April 2021|
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. Additionally, papers that have been presented at the conference will also be considered for further development an 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.
- Research and Hospitality Journal published by Taylor & Francis ISSNs - online: 2415-5152 print: 2224-3534
- International Journal of Tourism Cities published by Emerald ISSN: 2056 - 5607
- Tourism and Hospitality International Journal (THIJ) Papers written in English, Portuguese and Spanish are accepted. Published by Dept of Tourism, Portugal
- European Journal of Tourism Research. Only papers written in English are accepted.published by Varna University of Management, Bulgaria. ISSN print: 1994 - 7658 online: 1314 - 0817
- Sustainability Only papers with 70% changes are accepted. Published by MDPI - ISSN 2071-1050
International Journal of Spa and Wellness published by Taylor & Francis / Routledge - Online: 2472-1743 Print: 2472-1735 https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rspa20/current
The Proceedings of the International Conference on Tourism Research will be submitted to the following bodies for indexing:
- ISI Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index
- Institution of Engineering and Technology in the UK
- Google Scholar
- Google Book Search
- Elsevier SCOPUS abstract and citation database
The Conference Proceedings are submitted for accreditation on publication. Please note that as this is a new conference the process can take longer than usual.