ICOT 2014 – Topics

The conference will focus on a broad range of topics related to tourism, including (but not limited to):
  • Theoretical Perspectives on Tourism
  • Tourism Development, Policy and Planning
  • Public Administration of Tourism Development
  • Local Government Role and Responses to Tourism Development
  • Community Responses to Tourists and Tourism
  • Economic/Social/Environmental/Cultural Impacts of Tourism
  • Tourism Education and its Role in Managing Tourism Development
  • Alternative and Special Forms of Tourism
  • Case Studies and Applied Research on Various Types and Forms of Tourism, such as Agro-Tourism, Rural Tourism, Eco-Tourism and Cultural Tourism
  • Industry’s Role in Managing Growth
  • Destination Marketing
  • Information Technology in Tourism
  • Tourism Research and Methodology
  • Globalisation Effects
  • Resiliency Planning
  • Challenges and Best Practices of Hospitality and Tourism Marketing and Management
  • Negotiation in Tourism
  • Tourism Mobilities
  • Transportation and Tourism
  • Authenticity and Commodification
  • The Future of Tourism
  • Climate Change and Natural Disasters
  • The Effects of Crime, Terrorism, Safety and Security
  • Managing Human Resources in Hospitality and Tourism