ICOT 2013 Conference Aims and Scope

p2Following the success of the previous two International Conferences on Tourism (ICOT) and the support by the international scholarly community, the organizing committee has decided to continue the initiative with the organization of the 3rd conference that will be held in Limassol, Cyprus.

Most destinations worldwide have been, and continue to be, subject to tremendous visitor pressures with both positive and negative consequences. As a result much debate has been raised on whether tourism is beneficial for tourism destinations or whether tourism creates the seeds of a destination’s destruction. However, there is still discussion on philosophical stances on which are the appropriate policies and management techniques to ameliorate tourism problems and achieve sustainable tourism development, as well as on the significant role played by the local government in the development of tourism. Bearing all these in mind, this conference aims to add to this debate by stimulating discussion and exchange of ideas between tourism professionals, academics, researchers, policy-makers, consultants, practitioners, government officials and postgraduate students from all tourism-related fields.

ICOT 2013 will also give participants an opportunity to combine an effective conference trip with a holiday on Cyprus, one of the most famous Mediterranean destinations.