Third International Conference on Tourism & Leisure Studies

  • 2018 Special Focus: Building Bridges to Sustainability—Tourism, Culture, Gastronomy and Sport
  • 17–18 May 2018
  • Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Tides Research Center, and EU Turismo de Lanzarote held at Hotel Princesa Yaiza, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain

Conference Themes

The Third International Conference on Tourism & Leisure Studies features research addressing the following annual themes.

  • Theme 1: Changing Dimensions of Contemporary Tourism
  • Theme 2: Changing Dimensions of Contemporary Leisure
  • Theme 3: Tourism and Leisure Industries
  • Theme 4: Critical Issues in Tourism and Leisure Studies
  • 2018 Special Focus: Building Bridges to Sustainability—Tourism, Culture, Gastronomy and Sport

Conference Chair and Co-Chair

Amareswar Galla

Amareswar Galla

Curator of Amaravathi Heritage Town, A.P. India

Sergio Moreno Gil

Sergio Moreno Gil

Director of Institutional Relations, UNESCO Chair of Tourism Planning and Sustainable Development, Director of Marketing and Destination Development at TIDES Tourism and Sustainable Development Institute, Universidad Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Plenary Speakers

The Third International Conference on Tourism & Leisure Studies will feature plenary sessions by some of the world's leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Maria Gravari-Barbas

Maria Gravari-Barbas

Director, Institute for Research and High Studies on Tourism, and Coordinator, UNESCO Chair “Tourism, Culture, Development," Paris 1 – Sorbonne University

Don Getz

Don Getz

Professor Emeritus of Tourism, Tourism Department, University of Calgary, Canada

Simon Hudson

Simon Hudson

Endowed Chair, Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism / Center Director, Smartstate, School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management, University of South Carolina, USA

Carmelo J. León

Carmelo J. León

Professor, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

María Mendez Castro

María Mendez Castro

Economist, Managing Director, Promotur Turismo de Canarias

2018 Gold Conference Partners

2018 Silver Conference Partners

2018 Silver Conference Partners

2018 Scientific Comittee

  • Jose Manuel Gandara, Spain
  • Laura Ell, Canada
  • Vincent Tung, Hong Kong
  • Angelo Presenza, Italy
  • Max Zhao Weibing, Macao
  • Asli Tasci, USA
  • Svetlana Stepchenkova, USA
  • Lorn Sheehan, Canada
  • Brent Ritchie, Canada
  • Herbert Woratschek, Germany
  • Drew Martin, USA
  • Jens Kristian Steen Jacobsen, Norway
  • Lina Anastassova, Bulgaria
  • Antónia Correia, Portugal
  • Carlos Monterrubio, Mexico
  • Chris Stone, UK
  • Enrique García Fernández-Abascal, Spain
  • Luisa Andreu, Spain
  • Maribel Osorio, Mexico
  • Maximiliano E. Korstanje, Argentina
  • Nora Bringas Rabago, Mexico
  • Rosana Mazaro, Brazil
  • Sérgio Dominique Ferreira, Portugal
  • Tommy D. Andersson, Sweden
  • Patricio Azcárate, Spain
  • Carolin Lusby, USA

2018 Organizing Committee

Agustin Santana, Universidad de la Laguna
Arminda Almeida, Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Carlos Fernández, Universidad de la Laguna
Daniel Celis, Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Eduardo Parra, Universidad de la Laguna
Eva Crespo, Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Heriberto Suárez, Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Jacques Bulchand, Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Javier de Leon, Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Josefa D. Martín, Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Julia Nieves, Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Margarita Fernández, Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Mariano Chirivella, Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Miguel Angel Suarez, Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Moises Simancas, Universidad de la Laguna
Patricia Picazo, Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Raul Hernandez, Universidad de la Laguna
Rita Carballo, Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Tatiana David, Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Yen Lam, Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Matías González, Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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