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TDBQL 2020 : Tourism as a Driver or Barrier for Quality of Life – Tourism Conference


When May 6, 2020 - May 9, 2020
Where Veszprém, Hungary
Submission Deadline Mar 10, 2020
Notification Due Mar 20, 2020
Final Version Due Jun 30, 2020
Categories    tourism   quality of life   sustainability   ECOC

Call For Papers

Call for Papers

Tourism as a Driver or Barrier for Quality of Life – Tourism Conference
Date: 6–9 May 2020
Location: University of Pannonia (Veszprém / Lake Balaton)

The aim of the conference:
Tourism is viewed as being able to rejuvenate destinations and enhance the quality of life for both visitors and residents. The aim of the conference is to better understand the role of tourism in the quality of life of destinations, their stakeholders, including local communities, service providers and visitors.

Quality of life in tourism is linked with both positive (e.g. employment, revenue,
recreational services) and negative impacts (e.g. economic and social inequalities,
unsustainable practices). Therefore it is one of the main challenges of present day world is to bring happiness to a wider range of the population by enhancing the positive and minimising the negative impacts, to ensure the sustainable development of destinations.

Tourism stakeholders, professionals have the task to collaborate and jointly develop
strategies, innovations and practices for a more sustainable future.

The 2020 international tourism conference organized by the University of Pannonia seeks
to discuss actual challenges regarding quality of life, by bringing together leading
academics, tourism researchers and industry experts to provide an interdisciplinary
platform to exchange ideas, share practices and research results on all aspects of
sustainable tourism and quality of life.

Conference themes:
We invite papers focussing (but not limited to) on the following main streams:
1. Quality of life of local communities
2. Tourism at water/lakeside areas
3. European Capital of Culture
4. Sustainability
5. Measuring tourism performance
6. Human resource in tourism

Conference programme:
The conference includes welcome reception (6 May 2020), two days of plenary and
themed sessions (7-8 May 2020), and an optional field trip in the European Capital of
Culture 2023 – Veszprém and Lake Balaton area (9 May 2020).

International conference participants:
We invite academics, researchers and experts, service providers, representatives of local authorities and/or destination management organizations who are working in the field of tourism and would like to participate in professional discussions.

Registration fee:
The conference fee is 75 EUR/participant. The optional field trip will take place on 9th May, further details (including fee) will be announced later.

Abstract submission:
Extended abstracts should follow the Extended Abstract Guideline. All extended abstracts will be subject to double-blind review.

The official language of the conference is English.


Abstract submission: 10 March 2020

Notification of acceptance: 20 March 2020

Payment of registration fee: 15 April 2020

Conference: 7-9 May 2020

Full paper submission: 30 June 2020 (publication Autumn 2020)

All the extended abstracts will be published in the Extended Abstracts Book (ISBN
number). Selected full papers will be published in the Pannon Management Review

Conference website:

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