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Tourism & Leisure Studies Research Network


Founded in 2015, the Tourism & Leisure Studies Research Network is brought together to explore the economic, cultural and organizational aspects of tourism and leisure.

The International Conference on Tourism and Leisure Studies attendees include leaders in the field, as well as emerging scholars, who travel to the conference from all corners of the globe and represent a broad range of disciplines and perspectives. A variety of presentation options and session types offer opportunities for attendees to share their work, discuss key issues in the field, and build relationships with attendees.


The Tourism & Leisure Studies Research Network supports a journal and book imprint. Anyone may submit an article or book proposal for consideration. Those accepted become members and then move through a review process leading to publication.


The Tourism & Leisure Studies Research Network offers several opportunities for ongoing communication among its members. Any member may upload video presentations based on scholarly work to the network YouTube channel. Quarterly email newsletters contain updates on conference and publishing activities as well as broader news of interest. Join the conversations on Facebook and Twitter. Or explore our new social media platform, Scholar.

Past Conferences and Speaker Highlights

Past Conferences
  • 2016 - University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 2017 - University of British Columbia, Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada
Past Plenary Speakers

The International Conference on Tourism & Leisure Studies has a rich history of featuring leading voices from the field, including:

  • Amareswar Galla, Curator of Amaravathi Heritage Town, A.P. India (2017)
  • Christina Cameron, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada (2017)
  • Sergio Moreno Gil, Professor, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain (2016)

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