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Invitation to join the International Tourism Studies Association (ITSA)

On behalf of the Executives of the International Tourism Studies Association (ITSA), we would
like to extend a sincere invitation to join this prestigious group of scholars and practitioners.
Now in the 17th year of operation, ITSA and its IJTC journal have accomplished much and have
ambitious plans of activities for 2023 and 2024, leading up to the 10 th ITSA Biennial Conference
in 2024. ITSA is unique among international associations of tourism scholars and practitioners. It is the
only such association that has the mission to encourage interaction and cooperation between
members in developing and developed countries.


Note: Kindly fill in the Membership application form.

Membership benefits
– Membership certificate
– Conference registration discounts – 15%
– Participation in Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
– Philip Pearce TRINERGY program –  teaming up eminent scholars with developing country and young scholars who have a need to publish.  Applications are accepted from members who are early-career academics.
– International Journal of Tourism Cities reviewer credit program – review for IJTC journal and receive membership and conference fee credits
– It’s a Newsletter (e-newsletter) – twice per year
– Membership directory online – member only access (names and research interests)
– Ability to promote own/institutional work to members through ITSA’s social media and newsletters
– Access to ITSA webinars and videos of ITSA keynotes and events
– Access to partnerships and networks with members and institutions
– Membership of ITSA network on Linkedin

Bank Details
AC No- 924010000861867
IFSC – UTIB0002901

ITSA-IJTC overview
– Founded in August 2006
– Registered in the UK as a charitable unincorporated association
– Members around the world
– Provides a forum for exchange of research ideas and sound research practices in tourism studies among scholars and practitioners

International Journal of Tourism Cities
– In Volume 9 in 2023 with 34 Issues up until mid-2023
– Scopus listed; Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) listed; ABDC Journal Quality List (Australia); and others
Q1 ranking on Scopus
Journal Impact Factor (IF) from Clarivate in 2023 of 2.6

– Bridge the gaps in tourism studies and research, education, and training between developed and developing countries

– ITSA: Cinà van Zyl, President; Vanessa GB Gowreesunkar, Vice President; Hera Oktadiana, Vice President; Alastair M. Morrison, Vice President
– IJTC: Alastair M. Morrison and J. Andres Coca-Stefaniak, Co-Editors-in-Chief

Biennial conferences
1st, Beijing, 2006; 2nd, Shanghai, 2008; 3rd, Shah Alam, Malaysia, 2010; 4th, Bali, Indonesia, 2012; 5th, Perth, Australia, 2014; 6th, London, UK, 2016; 7th, Tshwane, South Africa, 2018; 8th, Jakarta, Indonesia, 2020; 9th ITSA, Gran Canaria, Spain, 2022

Regional representation
Canada, Caribbean, U.S., U.K. and Ireland, Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and North Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa, China, India, Indonesia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia, Central Asia, Australasia and Oceania

Social media and online channels
– Website: 
– Linkedin (ITSA group): 
– Facebook:  
– Twitter:  
– WeChat:  请要求加入 Please ask to join
– Linkedin (IJTC):  
– International Journal of Tourism Cities (Emerald website):  
– Email: [email protected] 

ITSA-IJTC programs and activities