International Conference on Tourism Research 2018

22 - 23 March 2018, Jyväskylä, Finland. 

Location of Conference

JAMK University of Applied Science


Welcome to ICTR 2018

Welcome to ICTR 2018

This is the first International Conference on Tourism Research. 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 intends to be established in the cutting edge of tourism research and we welcome everyone researching in this area to present their work and to the scientific community.


ICTR Chairs

Conference Chair

Minna Tunkkari-Eskelinen

Minna Tunkkari-Eskelinen, Dc. (Econ.)

Programme Co-Chairs

Petra Blinnikka

Anne Törn-Laapio

A personal message from the Conference Chair

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 1st International Conference on Tourism Research (ICTR 2018) which we are hosting at JAMK University of Applied Science, Jyväskylä, Finland.

Finland has become globally well-known for its outstanding educational system. Due to high Pisa-results for many consecutive years our education-and teaching in particular has received worldwide interest. Interestingly, a small town in the center of Finland, called Jyväskylä can be regarded as the birthplace of the high quality Finnish teacher education.

“Jyväskylä is an active and attractive city of sports and well-being located in the heart of the beautiful Finnish lake district; Finland is the land of thousands of lakes. The Jyväskylä City strategy has an emphasis on sustainable values and resource wisdom. Lake Päijänne is a candidate for Unesco’s biosphere area, and it will be branded as responsible business and tourism destination also in the future.

JAMK University of applied science has for many years offered higher education in tourism and hospitality. Due to courageous and innovative development work, we have been able to establish a vanguard position in the field of tourism education in Finland. Tourism is one of the five strategic focus areas in the JAMK University of Applied Sciences, which further encourages us to develop both our education and research. This has been an inspiration source for us to host this conference.

In March our city may well be either still white for the snow or in light colors for the coming spring and summer. However, I promise… (and we Finns tend to keep our promises) that during your journey you will have unforgettable experiences. You are warmly welcome!

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadlineSTILL ACCEPTING ABSTRACTS
Notification of abstract acceptance11 September 2017
Full paper due for review19 October 2017
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes)28 December 2017
Earlybird registration closes11 January 2018
Final paper due (with any changes)25 January 2018
Final Author registration date15 February 2018

ICTR Publication Opportunities

Publication Opportunities

ICTR Publication Opportunities

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.

ICTR Conference Accreditations


ICTR Accreditations

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

  • Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science (WOS) Conference Proceedings Citation Index
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology in the UK
  • Google Scholar
  • Google Book Search
  • ProQuest

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.