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Conference Announcement: IGC Kyoto 2013 and tourism pre-conference

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  • Carolin Funck
    Conference Announcement for 2013 *International Geographical Union Regional Conference Kyoto (Japan) 2013 Pre-Conference* *Tradition and Modernity in Tourism*
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 8, 2012

      Conference Announcement for 2013

       

      International Geographical Union Regional Conference Kyoto (Japan) 2013 Pre-Conference

      Tradition and Modernity in Tourism

      July 31-August 4 2013

       

      For The International Geographical Union Regional Conference in Kyoto 2013, the IGU Commission on the Geography of Tourism, Leisure and Global Change and the Association of Japanese Geographers Study Group on Tourism and Leisure announce the following pre-conference and sessions at the main conference:

       

      1. Pre-conference: Tradition and Modernity in Tourism (July 31-August 4 2013)

      This will be a combined pre-conference and excursion, from the hot springs in Beppu to the famous shrine island Miyajima and on to Naoshima, an island that has recently come into the spotlight through arts tourism. Each day will combine half-day excursions with explanations from local experts and half-day scientific presentations by the participants.
      Route: Beppu -Miyajima/Hiroshima -Okayama/Naoshima- Kyoto


      2. Sessions at the main conference August 4- 9 2013:

      1 Tourism, Sustainability and Global Change (Chair: Jarkko Saarinen)

      2 Tourism and Regional Development (Chair: Dieter Müller)

      3 Geographies of Heritage and Cultural Tourism (Chair: Carolin Funck)

      4 Urban Tourism Geographies (Chair: Anne-Marie d' Hauteserre)

      5 Changing Dynamics of Tourism in Asia (Chair: Alan Lew)

      6 Tourism, Risks, Disasters and Resilience (Chair: Takayuki Arima)

      7 Special Interest Tourism: Manga, anime and video games as travel motives (Chair: Kenta Yamamoto) 

       

      A CfP will be coming out soon, so please note the dates in your schedule, and pass this announcement on to other lists.

       

      Kyoto Main Conference: http://www.igu-kyoto2013.org/

      Association of Japanese Geographers Study Group on Tourism and Leisure: http://www.japanese-geographers-tourism-leisure.org/en_index.html

       

      Carolin Funck

      Hiroshima University Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences

      funckc@...

      Association of Japanese Geographers Study Group on Tourism and Leisure

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