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The Deadline for Proposals is Friday, November 17, 2017»

The transition to sustainable tourism challenges all participants to respect host communities’ socio-cultural diversity, fairly distribute the socio-economic benefits between all stakeholders, and optimize the use of environmental resources, among others. Academics, researchers, students and representatives from industry, government and non-governmental organizations need to both share their findings and learn from each other, in order to facilitate the transformation in how economic activity is conducted, allowing human societies to be sustained and to thrive.

We welcome submissions of 250 words in English by Friday, November 17, 2017 on the following streams:

  • Cultural Tourism
  • Dark Tourism
  • Eco-Tourism and Geo-Tourism
  • e-Tourism, ICT and Travel Technology
  • Event Management
  • Halal Tourism
  • Hotel and Hospitality Management
  • Medical Tourism
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Tourism Policy, Planning & Development
  • Urban and Rural Tourism
  • Other Areas (please specify)

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  1. Abstracts must be a maximum of 250 words and must be submitted through the online system.
  2. We encourage work that introduces new ideas and conceptualizations, research and understandings to the field, as well as analysis of both success and failure.
  3. Submission of an abstract carries with it the obligation to give a presentation in the designated manner assigned by the Review Committee. Permission to publish the abstract of the paper in the conference program is implied.
  4. An individual cannot present another person’s paper, if their name is not listed as an author on the abstract.
  5. Submissions derived from plagiarized or copyrighted research will automatically be rejected.
  6. If the submitted research paper or results have been previously published in another journal, it will not be accepted.

ORAL PRESENTATION FORMAT

  1. Presenters will be allotted 25 minutes to present depending on the format and including time for comments and questions.
  2. Seating arrangement for oral presentations will be theater style with a table at the front.
  3. Computers, projectors and screens will be provided in each presentation room.
  4. Please prepare an extra copy of your presentation on a USB Drive.

POSTER PRESENTATION FORMAT

  1. Posters must be size A0 (A Zero). Common dimensions for posters are A0 47 x 33 inches (118cm x 84cm). Poster boards mounted on stands will be provided with tape and tacks.
  2. Poster materials should include the title of the presentation and the list of authors. Bring all illustrations needed — figures, tables, color photographs, charts.
  3. Poster material should be well labeled and easy to read from a distance of one meter. Lettering should be bold. If you will be posting typed material, use a large font size (24 to 30 pt) on white, pale yellow or cream-colored non-glossy paper. Avoid use of non-standard fonts. Use 1-inch margins. Use upper and lower case letters.
  4. No audiovisual equipment is permitted for poster presentations.

VIRTUAL PRESENTATION FORMAT

In our effort to assist participants unable to attend because of funding problems, a schedule conflict, illness, etc., we will prepare a virtual panel to be shown during the event. The number of virtual panels and presenter slots is limited.

Guidelines for virtual presenters are as follows,

  1. Prepare a 10 minute presentation using the video instructions we send to you. Please note that PowerPoint with an audio track is not acceptable.
  2. Upload your presentation file to our ‘Drop Box’ (details will be provided upon confirmation of registration)
  3. Virtual presenters are accorded the same inclusion rights in the schedule and proceedings as the other presenters.
  4. Virtual presentation data files must be sent to the Secretariat one week prior to the conference.

PROCEEDINGS GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

The abstract is scored using a rubric that assessed areas such as originality, clarity/organization, spelling/grammar and suitability for the event.

Please note that only the abstracts undergo a peer-review and that full papers are not peer-reviewed. The Proceedings are not peer-reviewed, only the abstract review for participation in this event. The Proceedings will be available shortly after the conclusion on the event.

Full Papers are not peer-reviewed nor required; however, if you would like to submit a paper it must be less than 2500 words and sent in Word format (PDF is not accepted) with a maximum file size of 1.5 MB by the deadline. Correct spelling, grammar and punctuation is the responsibility of the author. Use of the Full Paper Template is absolutely required. Papers submitted differently will be rejected

 Click Here to Download the Full Paper Template

 

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CONTACT

Do you have a question about submissions?

Contact us by sending an E-mail to the following address: secretariat(at)esdfocus.org