ICTR Future and Past

Future International Conference on Tourism Research

If you would be interested in hosting ICTR, please read the hosting document and contact Sue Nugus, Conferences Director, for more information.

ICTR 2023

Hosted by:

Cape Town Hotel School (CTHS)
48 Beach Road, Mouille Point,
Granger Bay, Cape Town, 8001
South Africa


Date: 18 - 19 March 2023

Conference Proceedings

The Electronic Proceedings from ICTR are included in your registration and are available to download for conference participants.  They are also available to purchase.

      • PDF Version - £45 plus Postage  and Packaging
      • Printed Version - £70 plus Postage and Packaging

Purchase Proceedings from previous ICTR Conferences

Conference Executives

Conference Chair
Prof Rishi Balkaran,Cape Peninsula University of Technology 

Programme Chair
Dr Chris Hattingh,Cape Peninsula University of Technology 

Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Kamilla Swart,Hamad Bin Khalifa University
The Future of the Olympic Games - When will it be Africa’s turn?

Associate Prof. Kaitano Dube, Vaal University of Technology
Opportunities and challenges of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in tourism and hospitality research

Prof. Ikechukwu O. Ezeuduji, University of Zululand, South Africa
Bleisure Travel Reimagined: Implications for Research

Professor Catheryn Khoo, Torrens University, Australia
Contested HIStory: Representation in HERitage Tourism

Message of Thanks

We extend our thanks to all participants at the conference, both presenters and attendees and gratefully acknowledge the support of the Centre for Tourism Research in Africa at the Cape Town Hotel School, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa, and the assistance provided by the Conference and Programme chairs and keynote speakers. The stream and mini track chairs are to be applauded for their efforts in ensuring that timekeeping requirements were respected by all participants and the chair are thanked for their invaluable contribution to this important part of the conference.

Finally, we value and unreservedly acknowledge the essential role performed by the executive and programme committees in respect of the double blind review process.

We trust that that overall the conference exceeded your expectations; we welcome your feedback

Previous ICTR Conferences

ICTR 2023

Hosted by:

Neapolis University Pafos
Danais Avenue, Paphos 8042, Cyprus
Phone :  +357 26 843300

Website :  https://www.nup.ac.cy/

Date: 8 - 9 June 2023

ICTR 2023 Winners

PhD Winners

Fear of Travelling after Covid-19: the Moderation effect of Social Distancing
Dao Kim Anh, Sinh Hoang and Phi Hung Truong, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czechia

Commendation for Masters Presentation

What do Hotel Managers Think of Employee Rewards? An Exploration of Five-Star Hotels In Cape Town
Mzukisi Cwibi, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa

Conference Executives 

Conference Chair
Eirini Vlassi, Neapolis University Pafos, Cyprus

Programme Chair
Despina Konstantinides,Neapolis University Pafos, Cyprus

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Dimitrios Buhalis, Bournemouth University Business School, England
From eTourism to Smart Tourism and Ambient Intelligence towards Metaverse  

Professor Theodoros Stavrinoudis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Reskilling and Upskilling Human Resources in Tourism and Hospitality. Bridging the Gap

ICTR 2022

Hosted by:

School of Hospitality and Tourism
Polytechnic of Porto (P.PORTO)
Rua D. Sancho I, n.º 981
4480-876 Vila do Conde

Date: 19 - 20 May 2022

ICTR 2022 Winners

PhD Winners

An Analysis of Sustainability Reporting Practices of the Global Airline Industry
Eljas Johansson, Gdańsk University of Technology, Gdańsk, Poland

Tourism and Big Data in a post-COVID-19 World: The Utopian and Dystopian Rhetoric
Maria João Vaz and Helena Machado, Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Poster Winners

The Influence of Strategic Communication in The Projection of Portugal As A Thermal Tourism Destination
Vera Antunes, Gisela Gonçalves and Cristina Estevão, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal

Co-Creation of Experiences at Dark Tourism Festivals

Conference Executives 

Conference Co-Chairs
Prof. Cândida Silva, and Prof. Mónica Oliveira, School of Hospitality and Tourism of Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ESHT/P.PORTO), Portugal

Programme Co-Chairs
Prof. Susana Silva, School of Hospitality and Tourism of Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ESHT/P.PORTO), Portugal

Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Luís Araújo
Time to act

Professor Marianna Sigala
Advertising Tourism During COVID-19: Marketization of compassion or re-setting tourism

ICTR 2021

Hosted by:

A Virtual Conference hosted by ACI and The School of Hospitality and Tourism, of Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal (ESHT)

20 - 21 May 2021

Conference Executives 

Conference Co-Chairs
Prof. Cândida Silva, and Prof. Mónica Oliveira, School of Hospitality and Tourism of Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ESHT/P.PORTO), Portugal

Programme Co-Chairs
Prof. Susana Silva, School of Hospitality and Tourism of Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ESHT/P.PORTO), Portugal

Keynote Speakers:
Sérgio Guerreiro
Toward Data-Driven Destination Management: Lessons From Covid-19

Professor Antonio Carles, 
Quality of Knowledge Assurance During the Pandemic

Welcome Speaker:

Rita Marques
Tourism in Portugal During This Difficult Period

ICTR 2020

Hosted by:

A Virtual Conference hosted by ACPI and Universidad Europea de Valencia, Spain

23–24 July 2020

Conference Executives 

Conference Co-Chairs
Dr. José Martí-Parreño, and Dr. Roberto Gómez-Calvet, Universidad Europea de Valencia

Programme Co-Chairs
Prof. Muñoz de Prat, Universidad Europea de Valencia

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Enrique Bigne
Facing Uncertainty in Global Tourism: Threats and Opportunities

Dr Chris Moon
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ICTR 2019

Hosted by:

University Portucalense (UPT)
Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida,
541 4200-072 Porto Portugal

14 - 15 March 2019

ICTR 2019 Winners

Best PhD Paper
Usage of Mobile Marketing Strategies in Zimbabwe’s Tourism and Hospitality Sector
Maceline Nyatsambo and Maxwell A. Phiri, University of KwaZulu‐Natal, Durban, South Africa

Best Poster
Water Quality of the Lakes: Consequences of Tourism Development Ramazanova Makhabbat, Bartolomé Deyá Tortella, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain, Anuarbek Kakabayev, Sh.Ualikhanov Kokshetau State University,Kazakhstan and Mihai Bulai, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, Romania

Conference Executives

Conference and Programme co-Chairs:
Cristina Sousa, Assistant Professor, Universidade Portucalense (UPT)
Dr Isabel Vaz de Freitas,  Associate Professor, Portucalense University
Jorge Marques, Assistant Professor, University Portucalense (UPT)

Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Hajnalka Csáfor, Eszterházy Károly University, Hungary
Developing the Dual Educational System in Higher Education as Responsible Corporate Activity

Gregory A. Gardner, State University of New York
The Importance of The Past in an Uncertain Future

Dr. Sanna-Mari Renfors , Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK), Finland
Opportunities for sustainable development of coastal and maritime tourism: The case of Finland

ICTR 2018

Hosted by:

JAMK University of Applied Science
Lutakko campus,
Dynamo iippukatu 2,
40100 Jyväskylä, Finland

22 - 23 March 2018

ICTR 2018 Winners

Best PhD Paper
Ylläs Finnish Lapland: A Case Study on Memorable Tourist Experiences
Miranda Cornelisse, NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

Best Poster
A Longitudinal Study of Event Image and Destination Image
Deborah Breiter Terry, University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA

Conference Executives

Conference Chair:
Minna Tunkkari-Eskelinen, Dc. (Econ). JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Jyväskylä, Finland.

Programme Co-Chairs:
Dr Anne Törn (PhD). JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Jyväskylä, Finland.
Petra Blinnikka M.Sc. (Econ). JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Jyväskylä, Finland.

Keynote Speakers:
Harold Goodwin, International Centre for Responsible Tourism
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Jeremy Smith, Travindy
Tourism, Transformation, and the Circular Economy