Theme: Tourism, Cities and the Environment in the Asian  Century.

Main organizer: International Tourism Studies Association Host organizer: Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia
 Venue: Fremantle, Western Australia

Date: 26th -29th November, 2014 

The 5th ITSA Biennial Conference to be held in November 2014, Perth, Western Australia is calling for full papers, case studies and oral presentations on the following themes:

 Major themes

  • 1. China outbound tourism market

Becoming China ready – research need Site management/visitor facility needs in Australia Marketing Australian nature to China Profile of nature-based tourists in China Positioning Western Australia (and Perth) in the China market Tour guiding requirements in the Australian context

  • 2.    Nature based tourism in the Asian Century

The role of Australian protected areas and wildlife Sustainable experiences Visitor management in natural areas Monitoring visitor activity Sustainable wildlife tourism management in Australia

  • 3.    City tourism in the Asian Century

The value of Asia-Australia sister state and sister city relationships/partnerships The concept of nature in the city as a tourist attraction Chinese cities and the concept of the world tourism city Australian cities as quality tourism destinations 

For oral presentations please submit abstracts of 250 words to Associate Professor David  Newsome
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We are also inviting abstracts of 1000 words for full papers for possible inclusion in the referred proceedings and expanded papers of up to 8000 words for publication in the International Journal of Tourism Cities Please contact Associate Professor David Newsome for further information.