ICOT 2012 – Topics


The conference will focus on a broad range of topics related to tourism, including (but not limited to):

  • Theoretical Perspectives on Sustainability, Special Interest and Alternative forms of Tourism
  • Tourism Development, Policy and Planning
  • Case studies and applied research on various types and forms of tourism, such as agro-tourism, eco-tourism, cultural tourism, health tourism, sport tourism, space tourism etc.
  • Facets of Religious Tourism
  • Globalisation Effects
  • Economic/Social/Environmental/Cultural Impact of Tourism
  • Community Impact and Response
  • Resiliency Planning
  • Tourism Marketing and Management
  • Information Technology in Tourism
  • Negotiation in Tourism
  • Tourism Mobilities
  • Industry’s Role in Managing Growth
  • Transportation and Tourism
  • Authenticity and Commodification
  • Tourism Education
  • The Future of Tourism
  • Climate Change and Natural Disasters
  • The effects of Crime, Terrorism, Safety and Security
  • Hospitality and tourism education trends
  • Managing human resources in hospitality and tourism
  • Challenges and best practices of hospitality and tourism marketing
  • Experiential learning and work-integrated-education in hospitality and tourism
  • MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions) and Event Tourism
  • Methodological development and innovations in hospitality, foodservice and tourism research