8th International West Asian Tourism Research Congress (IWACT'2024) ŞIRNAK/TÜRKİYE

8th International West Asian Tourism Research Congress (IWACT'2024) will be held in Şırnak/TÜRKİYE. The success of the congress, which will be organized in cooperation with Van Yüzüncü Yıl University and Şırnak University scientists, depends on the contributions of you, esteemed scientists, and researchers. As in the past seven years, we would like to welcome scientists and industry professionals from Turkey and many other countries around the world who would like to contribute to this organization.

Also, Turkish Airlines is the official airline of “The 8th International West Asia Tourism Research Congress”, special discounts are offered for all delegates.

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Registration Fee: There is no participation fee for the congress. 

Presentation: Online (for abroad) and face-to-face participation.


Important Dates

Deadline for Abstract Submission

10 March 2024 

Announcement of Accepted Abstracts

20 March 2024 

Congress Date

25-27 April 2024 

Deadline for Full Text Submission, International Book Chapter and Journals

30 June 2024 


Keynote Speakers


Prof. Dogan GURSOY: Topic: Sustainability in Hospitality and Tourism

Dr. Dogan Gursoy is the Taco Bell Distinguished Professor in the School of Hospitality Business Management, Carson College of Business at Washington State University and the editor of Journal of Hospitality Marketing & Management (SSCI IF: 12.5). Dr Gursoy has published over 200 research publications in refereed journals and 12 books. The scientific impact of his publications is evident in the cumulative h-factor of 86 and over 35,600 citations (google scholar profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=p9ndUsYAAAAJ&hl=en).

For Details: https://www.iwact.org/en/invited-speaker/6/dogan-gursoy-washington-state-university

Assoc. Prof. Bekir Bora DEDEOĞLU: Topic: Academic Writing Seminar

Bekir Bora Dedeoğlu received his bachelor's degree from Mustafa Kemal University, Department of Tourism Management and Hotel Management in 2010, his master's degree from Mustafa Kemal University, Department of Tourism Management and Hotel Management in 2012, and his PhD degree from Akdeniz University, Department of Tourism Management in 2016. Bekir Bora Dedeoğlu started to work as a research assistant in Nevşehir University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Tourism Management in 2011. Since 2019, he has been working as an associate professor in the Department of Tourism Guidance at Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University.

In 2022 and 2023, he was included in the list of influential scientists in 2% of the world based on Scopus data.

For Details: https://www.iwact.org/en/invited-speaker/10/bekir-bora-dedeoglu-nevsehir-haci-bektas-veli-university


Dr. Hera OKTADIANA: Topic: Social and Psychological Factors Influencing Muslim Tourists' Behavior

Hera Oktadiana earned her Ph.D from the School of Hotel and Tourism Management-Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Certified Hospitality Educator from American Hotel & Lodging
Association (AHLA). She was the Head of Hospitality /Tourism at BINUS University and Bunda Mulia University, Indonesia. She joined James Cook University Australia as a Visiting Scholar in 2017, then as an Adjunct Associate Professor. She is also affiliated with Trisakti Tourism Institute’s postgraduate program. Hera has various publications and receives several awards for her research and publications. 

For Details: https://www.iwact.org/en/invited-speaker/8/hera-oktadiana-james-cook-university-australia


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Chairmen of the Organizing Committee

Prof. Dr. Faruk ALAEDDİNOĞLU                Assoc. Dr. Sedat ÇELİK