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Call for Papers 

International Summit: Shifting gears in tourism and hospitality in a time of crisis 

For more information about the summit, please visit: http://tourism-summit.org

 The unprecedented COVID19 health crisis has brought the world to a standstill, and tourism has been the worst affected of all major economic sectors. However, even if COVID19 has brought tourism to uncharted waters, our knowledge from previous crises shows that the industry can quickly recover and return to normality. A precondition of this is to regain the holiday intention of visitors, also taking under consideration that in travel, tourism and hospitality, destinations and organisations need to gain the highest possible resilience when facing inevitable crises and disasters.

The Summit welcomes theoretical, empirical, experimental, and case study research contributions. These contributions should clearly address the theoretical and practical implications of the research in reference. The proposed topics can include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Risk and crisis management
  • Disaster and crisis management operations
  • Crisis management communications
  • Tourism, hospitality, events and aviation resilience management
  • Destination resilience and crisis resolution

 

Abstract Submission
An abstract between 400 to 500 words (excluding references) should be submitted. The abstract should include an indication of the purpose of the research, the interdisciplinary approach taken, the methods used and the key (expected) findings.  The abstract should be submitted via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Key Dates
Deadline for abstract submission: Sunday, 25th April 2021
Notification of acceptance: until Sunday, 23rd May 2021
Registration Deadline: Sunday, 1st July 2021
Venue: 15th July 2021

 

 

Fees
The International Summit has NO fees, and the registration is free.

 

Online Presentation

Due to the COVID-19 travel restrictions and the rapidly changing conditions of the pandemic, the summit provides the ability to authors to present their cases online.

 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Academic

Dr Andrea Caputo, University of Trento, Italy.
Expertise: Entrepreneurship and Negotiations

 

Dr Nikolaos Pappas, University of Sunderland, UK
Expertise: Crisis Management Communications in Travel and Tourism

 

Professor Alexandros Paraskevas, University of West London UK
Expertise: Hospitality Crisis Management.
 
Industry
Mrs Maria Gatsou, Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Greece
Position: General Manager

 

Mr Nilmin Nanayakkara, Nkar Travels & Tours (Pvt) Limited and Insight Resort Ahangama, Sri Lanka
Position: Managing Director

 

Dr Auliana Poon, Leve-Global / Tourism Intelligence International, Trinidad and Tobago
Position: Managing Director

 

Funder
The project is funded by the UKRI - Global Challenges Research Fund.

 

Key Contacts

Inoka Gunarathne, ICBT, Sri Lanka
Head of the Organising Committee
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Dr Nikolaos Pappas, University of Sunderland, UK
Head of the Scientific Committee
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