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  • Alan A. Lew
    Nov 26, 2009
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      From: Christian Rogerson <Christian.Rogerson@...>
      Date: Thu, Nov 26, 2009 at 5:15 AM
      Subject: FW: Atlas SA: Conference

      4thth Backpacker Research Group Meeting
      Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa
      2nd-4th September 2010

      http://www.atlas-euro.org/pages/content/pghermanus.htm

      Following the third expert meeting in Shimla in 2008, the Backpacker Research Group (BRG) is due to hold the fourth symposium, scheduled for September 2010 at Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa. The overall conference aim is to examine how the independent travel market has responded to recent economic, social, political and environmental changes. The timing of the conference potentially allows delegates to also attend the International Geographical Union (IGU) conference to be held in Stellenbosch, South Africa 5th-8th September 2010 with the theme of Global Change and Economic Crisis in Tourism, see:

      http://www0.sun.ac.za/gcect/

      According to the ATLAS BRG research programme, potential themes to be addressed include:

      • Independent travel and economic change
      • Independent travel and environmental change
      • Law and the regulation of independent travel
      • Independent travel, ethics and responsible tourism
      • Relationships between work and leisure in independent travel
      • Issues of gender, race, ethnicity and class in independent travel
      • Issues of food and drink in independent travel>
      • New markets for independent travel
      • Product development for independent travel
      • Negotiation of risks and uncertainties in independent travel
      • Engagement with new and old technologies in independent travel
      • Policy and planning dilemmas for managing independent travel
      • Alternative methodologies in travel research

      The official language of the meeting is English. All abstracts will be subject to double-blind review by at least two members of the Scientific Committee. Acceptance of a submission will be based on theoretical and empirical significance, methodological soundness, technical competency, and logical clarity.