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The conference will take place the 31st May to 3rd June 2012 in Corfu, Greece

International Scientific Conference on Tourism and Hospitality Marketing & Management

The 2nd Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Marketing & Management Conference is hosted and co-organized by:

  • the Department of Tourism Management of the Alexander Technological Institute of Thessaloniki in Greece;
  • the Department of Business Administration of the Democritus University of Thrace in Greece;
  • the School of Hospitality Business Management of the Washington State University in the USA;
  • the Research Institute for Tourism of the Hellenic Chamber of Hoteliers.

The conference will take place the 31st May to 3rd June 2012 at the luxurious Grecotel Corfu Imperial hotel and resort, ideally located by a golden beach in a private peninsula at the island of Corfu in Greece. Corfu is an internationally established tourism destination well-known for its cosmopolitan style, golden beaches, rich gastronomic appeal, and vibrant night-life.

This challenging conference will include a state-of-the-art program comprising of:

  • a quality Scientific Research Track with double-blind refereed paper presentations;
  • impressive publication opportunities for conference delegates, at special issues of prestigious scientific journals with ISI impact factor;
  • an innovative Doctoral Colloquium for PhD researchers;
  • additional publication opportunities for Doctoral students;
  • cutting-edge keynote speakers and roundtables from the hospitality and tourism industry, the academia and the public sector;
  • remarkable social activities, including a gala dinner in a palace, excursions and field tours…

The research track of the conference will focus on a wide range of topics, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Human Resources
  • Education and Training
  • Information Technology and e-Business
  • Finance & Economics
  • Service Quality
  • Operations Management
  • Leisure
  • Sports & Events
  • Catering, Restaurant, Food & Beverage
  • Hospitality
  • Tourism Planning & Development
  • Destination Management
  • Regional Development
  • Alternative Forms of Tourism
  • Impacts of Tourism
  • Sustainable Development
  • Environmental Issues and Climate Change
  • Crisis Management
  • Transportation & Travel
  • Airlines
  • Gastronomy and Wine Tourism
  • Heritage and Culture Tourism
  • Religious Tourism
  • Gay and Lesbian Tourism
  • Erasmus Mundus Research Track.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 16th of October 2011.
Please submit abstracts by e-mail (as Word document attachments) to:

Co-Chairs of the Organising and Scientific Committees:

  • Prof. Evangelos Christou, Alexander Technological Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Prof. Dionysios Chionis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
  • Prof. Dogan Gursoy, Washington State University, USA
  • Prof. Marianna Sigala, University of the Aegean, Greece.