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COSTA 2018 Welcome

Welcome to the 5th Conference on Sustainable Tourism in Asia (COSTA 2018). This  international, peer-reviewed weekend event will be held in partnership with the 5th Conference on Management and Sustainability in Asia (COMSA 2018) and the 3rd Symposium on Globalization and Media in Asia (SYGMA 2018).

COSTA 2018 will precede the 73rd Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Remembrance Ceremony. All participants of COSTA 2018 will be invited to a special guided tour in English of Hiroshima Peace Park followed by an optional excursion to visit the shrine island of Miyajima – both Peace Park and Miyajima are UNESCO World Heritage sites.


Thursday, August 2
Friday, August 3
09:00 to 14:00
08:00 to 09:20
Morning Session
09:45 to 12:00
Opening Remarks, Plenary
 09:20 to 09:30
Closing Remarks
12:00 to 13:00
Reception & Posters
12:30 to 13:30
Optional Event
Free, Guided Tour
Hiroshima Peace Park
13:00 to 16:30
Afternoon Session
13:30 to 16:30
Optional Ticketed Tour
to Miyajima

Key Dates and Deadlines

COSTA 2018
will be held August 2-3, 2018
Final Submissions are due by
Friday, July 27
The Schedule of Presenters has been sent to all confirmed registrants.



This symposium was made possible by INTESDA, The International Education for Sustainable Development Alliance, which is a diverse community of educators, academics and nonprofit professionals founded in 2015, in part, to support the Sustainable Development Global Goals set by the United Nations. It is committed to addressing sustainable development issues through capacity building, advocacy, networking and sharing knowledge.

Finally, on behalf of our team, we would like to extend our deepest thanks to the people of Hiroshima, Japan for their support and gracious hospitality.

Miyajima, JapanHiroshima Castle, JapanHiroshima Peace Park, Japan


Do you have a general question?

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