3rd International Conference on Tourism Research 2020

27-28 March 2020, Universidad Europea de Valencia 

Location of Conference

Valencia, Spain

Welcome to ICTR 2020

Welcome to ICTR 2020

Now in its third year the International Conference on Tourism Research, building upon successful events in Porto, Portugal and in Jyväskylä, 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 Chairs

Conference co-Chairs

Dr. Roberto Gómez-Calvet

Dr. José Martí-Parreño





Programme Chair

Javier Muñoz

A personal message from the Conference Chair

The Universidad Europea de Valencia (UEV), in Valencia, Spain, is pleased to invite international participants to contribute to the 3rd International Conference on Tourism Research (ICTR 2020). This international conference offers an excellent venue to debate some of the most relevant topics in Tourism research contributing to the development of the field with implications for both academics and practitioners.

Located in Valencia, the third largest city in Spain -one top touristic destination worldwide-, Universidad Europea de Valencia is a young but well stablished University hosting students from over 58 countries in an international environment.

We invite academics, practitioners and others researching in the field to join us in the city of Valencia, a 2000 years old city and the third largest city in Spain, to enjoy its beautiful beaches, culture, and gastronomy (paella and horchata). Valencia is classified by UNESCO as a world heritage site (15th century´s Lonja de Valencia or Silk Exchange building) and is also listed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (Fallas and Tribunal de las Aguas) providing an exciting mix of tradition and innovation.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline4 September 2019 Still Accepting Abstracts
Notification of abstract acceptance13 September 2019
Full paper due for review25 October 2019
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes)03 January 2020
Earlybird registration closes17 January 2020
Final paper due (with any changes)31 January 2020
Final Author registration date21 February 2020

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.