Moving Forward, this year’s conference theme, invites tourism researchers to be forward thinkers; to rediscover Canada’s tourism industry through various lenses that acknowledge the past while providing guidance for our future. A future that inspires authentic cultural experiences for travellers, while providing interactive opportunities for practitioners. Moving Forward calls for impactful tourist experiences across various niche tourism markets, bringing destinations to life and providing tourists with unforgettable travel experiences. Canada’s future tourism seeks to break down barriers and empower stakeholders to work together to deliver innovative research methodologies. This year’s conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, will highlight the path ahead, focusing on new ways of thinking about tourism in order to capitalise on emerging technologies, methodologies, and societal changes.
Submissions for presentations, papers, workshops, and student posters are invited relating to the overarching theme of Moving Forward. Submissions may be on a range of tourism-related topics and the Conference Program Committee also encourages presentations on topics that are outside the general theme – our goal is to provide content that is relevant, timely and of interest to our members. Accepted submissions will be eligible for one of three non-monetary awards for best paper (refereed abstracts), best presentation (non-refereed), and best student poster/presentation.
May 31, 2019