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Cultural & Event Tourism: Issues & Debates,International Conference 2008

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      Dear colleagues, Apologies for Cross Posting: Forwarding this email to your peers is appreciated
       
      INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2008

      “Cultural and Event Tourism: Issues & Debates”

      5-9 November, ALANYA ,TURKEY

      www.akdeniz.edu.tr/alanya/conference08

       

      The Faculty of Business at Akdeniz University and the School of Sport, Leisure and Travel at Buckinghamshire New University are pleased to announce the 2008 International Conference on “Culture and Event Tourism: Issues & Debates.” This conference has been scheduled to take place at the “Belediye Kültür Merkezi” in Alanya , Turkey .

       

      About the conference

      The aim of the conference is to provide tourism scholars, practitioners, and other stakeholders with an opportunity to explore and debate contemporary and future issues relating to the planning and management of event and cultural tourism.  This conference offers a unique networking opportunity for scholars, industry experts, practitioners, government officials and policy makers to exchange ideas and information.

       

      Conference Themes

      A key feature of the conference will be the inclusion of a number of “keynote” addresses on issues concerning the planning and management of event and cultural tourism.  In addition, the following sub-themes will be offered in parallel sessions:

       

      Cultural Tourism

      Ö         Economic, socio-cultural and environmental impacts

      Ö         Tourist experiences

      Ö         Tourist motivations and behaviors

      Ö         Development of cultural tourism

      Ö         Hosts and guests

      Ö         Community participation

      Ö         Living heritage

      Ö         Destination image and branding

          

          Event Tourism

      Ö         Economic, socio-cultural and environmental impacts

      Ö         Tourist experiences

      Ö         Tourist motivations and behaviors

      Ö         Development of event tourism

      Ö         Event management and sponsorship

      Ö         Destination image and branding

      Ö         Planning and marketing hallmark events

       

      Language,  Proceedings & Publication Opportunities

      The conference’s official languages are English and Turkish. English-Turkish translation will be simultaneously at the conference. Therefore conference presentations will be both in English and Turkish, but all submissions will be in English.

      Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings book. This will be published professionally in printed and/or electronic form, and will be given to participants during the conference.  Each registered delegate will receive one free copy.

      Authors of selected conference papers will have the opportunity to have their work published in a special issue of the Journal of Hospitality Marketing & Management.

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      Abstract & Full Paper Submissions 

      Abstracts should be no more than 500 words in length, excluding references.  All abstracts will be subject to a double blind peer review process. Presented papers will be evaluated by the conference scientific committee and those considered to be making an outstanding contribution to the field of culture and event tourism will be honored by the “best paper award” at our gala dinner.

      Important Datelines

      Deadline for abstract submissions        : 30/03/2008

      Announcement of accepted abstracts   : 27/04/2008

      Submissions of full papers                  :27/07/2008

      Announcement of accepted full papers : 12/09/2008 

       

      If you need any further assistance please contact;

      PS: Please visit our web-site more information at: www.akdeniz.edu.tr/alanya/conference08  

       

      On behalf of conference organizing committee.

       

      Muhammet Kesgin, Instructor

      mkesgin@...

      AkdenizUniversity Alanya Faculty of Business

      Department of Tourism Administration

      Merkez M. Sigorta C. Kestel/Alanya/Turkey

      www.akdeniz.edu.tr/alanya

      Tel: +902425182365-139

      Fax: +902425182051

       

       

       
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