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694Call for papers - RTS session on Tourism and Retirement Migration at the AAG2009,Las Vegas

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  • Sanjay K Nepal
    Sep 22, 2008
      Apologies for cross-postings.

      Call for Papers, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), Las Vegas, Nevada, March 22-27, 2009

      Tourism and Retirement Migration: Destinations in Transition

      Organizer: David Truly, Central Connecticut State University

      Tourism and retirement migration has had significant impacts on communities and countries throughout the world, as destinations continue to adapt to the needs and expectations of aging tourists and retirees. Amenity migration has fueled some of this growth but a variety of other factors and motivations can be credited for changes in tourism and retirement migration. While these migration streams offer benefits for many destinations, the challenge of addressing the needs of both hosts and guests and the impacts of development can be significant. This session invites case studies and theoretical studies that examine any aspect of this topic. Possible topics could include:

      - Amenity migration and tourism/retirement
      - Second Home Development
      - Linkages between tourism and retirement
      - Impacts of tourism/retirement migration on destinations

      Please send an abstract to David Truly (trulyd@...) by October 10, 2008.

      Details on the conference and the registration process can be found at www.aag.org.

      Sanjay K. Nepal, PhD
      Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences
      Texas A&M University
      College Station, TX-77845-2261
      Tel: 979 862 4080 Fax: 979 845 0446

      eReview of Tourism Research

      Recreation, Tourism and Sports Specialty Group,
      The Association of American Geographers (AAG)
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