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Second call: International Conference on 'Tourism, Climate Change and Sustainability', Bournemouth University UK, 13-14 Sep 2012

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  • Vijay Reddy
    * Apologies for cross-postings * [cid:964033814@22022012-3107] Dear colleagues, The International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research (ICTHR),
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 22, 2012

    * Apologies for cross-postings *




    Dear colleagues,


    The International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research (ICTHR), Bournemouth University, is pleased to announce this important conference with an aim to debate the broader conceptual ideas and contested relationships between climate change, sustainability and tourism as well as to examine worldwide responses and exchange cutting-edge research.


    • This conference will feature keynotes from high-level policy makers from international agencies including UNWTO, UNESCO, UNEP, European Commission and leading research institutions.
    • This tourism conference is expected to be crucial for researchers interested in Green Economy and Sustainability aspects as it will follow the Rio+20 UN Summit.

    Academic researchers and staff working for public agencies interested in presenting papers at the conference are welcome to submit their extended abstracts soon/before 30 April 2012.


    For Abstract Submission Guidelines and Travel Information, please visit the conference website: www.bournemouth.ac.uk/climatechange2012


    Themes for abstracts:

    Advancements in sustainable tourism; climate change and sustainability - common ground; green economy; ecosystem services; indicators and planning; small island developing states; sea-level rise; natural disasters; protected areas and heritage conservation; road transport and aviation; hospitality and green issues; greenhouse gases; climate change adaptation; climate change mitigation; emerging techniques; and future research implications.


    Keynote speakers:

    • Mr Luigi Cabrini, Director UNWTO Sustainable Tourism
    • Dr Ishwaran Natarajan, Director UNESCO Division for Ecological Sciences
    • Dr Richard Butler, Emeritus Professor, University of Strathclyde
    • Dr Stephan Harrison, University of Exeter & Oxford University
    • Ms Deirdre Shurland, UNEP DTIE, Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism
    • Representative from the Tourism Unit European Commission, Brussels
    • Panel Discussion: policy agencies and key industry players (including UNWTO, UNEP, TUI Travel and British Airways)

    Publication opportunities:

    After the conference, full papers will be considered for publication as a special issue in the ‘Tourism Management Perspectives’  journal. In addition, the organisers intend to edit a new book on ‘Tourism in the Green Economy’. More details to be circulated during the conference. We are also pleased to inform that some of the leading publishers will be present throughout the duration of the conference to meet with delegates and discuss future publishing opportunities.


    We look forward to welcoming you to Bournemouth in September!!


    Best regards,

    -Vijay & Keith



    Dr. Maharaj Vijay Reddy.R,
    BA, MTA, PhD (Exon), FRGS,
    Senior Lecturer, School of Tourism,
    Bournemouth University,
    Talbot Campus, Poole. BH12 5BB.
    Dorset. United Kingdom.
    Email: mvreddy@...
    Tel: +44(0) 1202 961520
    Fax: +44(0) 1202 515707

    Forthcoming book: Tourism, Climate Change and Sustainability (Aug 2012) http://routledge-ny.com/books/details/9781849714228/


    International conference 2012 on ‘Tourism, Climate Change and Sustainability’: www.bournemouth.ac.uk/climatechange2012


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