AK-TF Jahrestagung 2018 München

in Kooperation mit der Südosteuropa-Gesellschaft

 International Conference on
Tourism and Transition

(Annual conference of the German Tourism Research Group)
Munich 17/18 of May 2018

Download the Preliminary Programme

Tourism is a driver of a multitude of different economic, societal as well as environmental or spatial changes. At the same time tourism is of course being driven by a huge variety of other political, economic, technical and social processes. Right this multifaceted relation in-between the phenomena of „Tourism“ and „Transition“ is the core element of the upcoming conference.

The Conference on “Tourism and Transition” aims to address social as well as spatial processes manifested in today’s tourism development. As taking place in the heart of Europe, also a regional focus is set on European and more specific on the South-Eastern-European region while not excluding any other spatial contexts.

While providing a forum for the study of transition process as well as the study of tourism in general, the focus is set on the fields where tourism, social, spatial and transition studies blur.

Thematic focus:

  • A1 Transition through tourism
    Tourism is regularly referred to as driver of change. One might refer to social change, economic or even environmental changes in relation to tourism development.
  • A2 Tourism in Transition
    Tourism as social and spatial phenomena is also affected by an ongoing transition process. What major changes can be identified in recent years? How have tourism behaviour, tourism products or business-models in tourism changed?
  • A3 Transition as determinant of tourism
    To what extent are existing transition process influencing tourism? What impacts do processes such as globalization have on tourism? Do social movements or activism such as “Brandalism” impact tourism performance or the way tourism is implemented? Is the ongoing trend of green economy impacting tourism implementation? etc.
  • B Regional focus
    Furthermore considering the regional focus of the conference, also papers are presented specifically addressing the situation of tourism in South East European countries.

You can download the registration form here.

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Costs of the conference
The early-bird conference fee including book of abstracts, participation certificate, lunch and coffee-breaks on the two days of conference amounts 200 Euro/author or participant.
Special prices are available:

  • Members of the German Research-Group and the SOG receive a 25% discount,
    (association memberships are available to any participant of the conference).
  • PhD-students (valid student card or equivalent document) receive a 50% discount,

After the end of the early-bird registration phase, the registration fee is 250 euro.

Important Dates

  • 1st March 2018 submission of selected full papers for publication
  • 1st April 2018 end of early bird-registration