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CFP 2nd: International Conference on Tourism (ICOT 2013) - Trends, Impacts and Policies on Sustainable Tourism Development

Limassol, Cyprus, 5-8 June 2013

2nd Call for Papers - International Conference on Tourism (ICOT 2013) - Trends, Impacts and Policies on Sustainable Tourism Development, Limassol, Cyprus, 5-8 June 2013

Following the success of the previous two International Conferences on Tourism (ICOT) and the support by the international scholarly community, the organizing committee has decided to continue the initiative with the organization of the 3rd conference that will be held in Limassol, Cyprus.

Conference Aims and Scope

Most destinations worldwide have been, and continue to be, subject to tremendous visitor pressures with both positive and negative consequences. As a result much debate has been raised on whether tourism is beneficial for tourism destinations or whether tourism creates the seeds of a destination's destruction. However, there is still discussion on philosophical stances on which are the appropriate policies and management techniques to ameliorate tourism problems and achieve sustainable tourism development, as well as on the significant role played by the local government in the development of tourism. Bearing all these in mind, this conference aims to add to this debate by stimulating discussion and exchange of ideas between tourism professionals, academics, researchers, policy-makers, consultants, practitioners, government officials and postgraduate students from all tourism-related fields.

ICOT 2013 will also give participants an opportunity to combine an effective conference trip with a holiday on Cyprus, one of the most famous Mediterranean destinations and a most cited example of sustainable and unsustainable tourism development practices.

Conference Themes

The conference will focus on a broad range of topics related to tourism, including (but not limited to):

Theoretical Perspectives on Sustainable Tourism
Tourism Development, Policy and Planning
Public Administration of Tourism Development
Local Government Role and Responses to Sustainable Tourism Development
Community Responses to Tourists and Tourism
Economic/Social/Environmental/Cultural Impacts of Tourism
European Union Policies for Sustainable Tourism
Tourism Education and its Role in Managing Sustainable Tourism Development
Alternative and Special Forms of Tourism
Case Studies and Applied Research on Various Types and Forms of Sustainable Tourism, Such as Agro-Tourism, Rural Tourism, Eco-Tourism and Cultural Tourism
Industry's Role in Managing Growth
Destination Marketing
Information Technology in Tourism
Tourism Research and Methodology
Globalisation Effects
Resiliency Planning
Challenges and best practices of hospitality and tourism marketing and management
Tourism Marketing and Management
Negotiation in Tourism
Tourism Mobilities
Transportation and Tourism
Authenticity and Commodification
The Future of Tourism
Climate Change and Natural Disasters
The Effects of Crime, Terrorism, Safety and Security
Managing Human Resources in Hospitality and Tourism

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstracts are invited for concurrent sessions and poster presentations. The abstract will be the sole criterion for reviewers to decide the acceptance (or not) of the paper or poster for presentation. Thus the abstract should clearly communicate the objective(s) of the work, the results and their significance, and the advancement over previous work. Time and effort spent constructing a clear, concise, and well-written abstract will maximize the chances of the paper being accepted. Original and significant work is a prerequisite for paper acceptance.

Submitted abstracts should be between 250 and 350 words. Abstracts may only be submitted on-line at www.iatour.net/icot2013/article.php?cat=10, no later than April 30th 2013.

Publication Plan
Papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication in special issues/volumes or sections of the following journals:
Current Issues in Tourism
European Journal of Tourism Research
International Journal of Tourism Policy
Tourism Today

Important Dates

Notification of acceptance / referees' amendments
15th May 2013

Full paper submission deadline
31st July 2013

5th - 8th June 2013

Contact Details
For all enquiries, please contact us using the form available at

Looking forward to meeting you in Limassol, Cyprus.

Best Regards,

Konstantinos Andriotis


Head of Department of Hotel and Tourism Management
Cyprus University of Technology
P.O. Box. 50329, 3603 Limmasol, Cyprus
Tel. +357 25002237
Fax. +357 25002803