Tourism and Development 2016 – 3rd international conference

This year Libertas International University is the host of the third international conference „Tourism and Development 2016: Urban Environments“ held from 1st to 3rd December 2016 in Zagreb, Trg J.F.Kennedya 6b.

The conference is organised in partnership with the Faculty of Tourism of the University of Maribor in Brežice, Slovenia and the Faculty of Sport and Tourism in Novi Sad, Serbia.

This year’s conference topics are:

Panel/Topic 1:

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS OF URBAN ENVIRONMENTS – forms and consequences of tourist pressure on urban environments, design of urban spaces, urban architecture, tourism signalisation, special planning and development, protection and enhancement of urban and natural heritage in cities, urban ecotourism, regional and economic development of urban environments

Panel/Topic 2:

GEOPOLITICAL AND SECURITY ASPECTS OF URBAN ENVIRONMENTS – political aspects of tourism as factors of peace and security, diplomacy, security as a challenge, tourism as hegemony, urban living, terrorism and migrations, security and large event organisation

Panel/Topic 3:

SOCIO- CULTURAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF URBAN ENVIRONMENTS – storytelling, urban cultural routes, local community as city’s host, demographic changes, tourist perception of urban destination, tourist/host intercultural encounters, urban cultural heritage, commodification of lifestyle and everyday life practices, urban tour-ism precincts – planned vs. spontaneous, metropolitan vs. small-city tourism positioning, special interest tourism in urban environments, multicultural aspects of urban environments

Panel/Topic 4:

MARKETING AND BRANDING OF URBAN ENVIRONMENTS – city branding, creating complex tourism products, event management, consumer behaviour, destination image, human resources in tourism, tourism market research, storytelling & storystaging, e-marketing, ITC in tourism

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate with your papers at the conference, which will be published, depending on various criteria, in one of the following journals: Acta Economica Et Turistica, The Journal of Philosophical Economics: Reflections on Economic and Social Issues or TimsActa.

Please follow the details about the conference and submission and registration procedure here:


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