Third International Conference on Tourism & Leisure Studies, Canary Islands, Spain, 17-18 May 2018
Conference Dinner, Third International Conference on Tourism & Leisure Studies, Canary Islands, Spain, 17-18 May 2018
Third International Conference on Tourism & Leisure Studies, Canary Islands, Spain, 17-18 May 2018
Welcome Reception, Third International Conference on Tourism & Leisure Studies, Canary Islands, Spain, 17-18 May 2018

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

At a Glance...

2

Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.

90+

Delegates from all over the world who attended the Third International Conference on Tourism & Leisure Studies.

18

Countries represented.

2018 Special Focus: Building Bridges to Sustainability—Tourism, Culture, Gastronomy and Sport

Tourism, culture, gastronomy, and sports, as fields of study and activities, are distinctive in their own right. But they also have mutual dependencies in values, characteristics, and social embeddedness. Sustainable tourism depends on productive way of thinking about these dependences. The special focus of the Third International Conference on Tourism & Leisure Studies directs us to consider these activities in the difference and dependences, as the foundation to building bridges to a fuller understanding of sustainable practices and outcomes.

  • How are broader social, economic, environmental and political forces transforming our understandings of "sustainable tourism"?
  • What are the bridges and boundaries of "tourism" and "culture" and how do they shape destination?
  • Where, when, and how do we include food and sports in understandings of "sustainable tourism"?

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 featured 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

"Tourism and Heritage: Towards a New Paradigm of Sustainability"

Don Getz

Don Getz

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

"Creating and Managing Event Portfolios: The Example of Food and Wine Events"

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

"From MAMILS to Millennials. Keeping up with the Evolving Sport Tourist"

Carmelo J. León

Carmelo J. León

Professor, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

"Tourism Beyond Sustainability: The Consumer, the Society, and the World"

María Mendez Castro

María Mendez Castro

Economist, Managing Director, Promotur Turismo de Canarias

"Canary Islands. The Strategy Behind a Brand."

Hector Fernández Manchado

Hector Fernández Manchado

CEO, Sociedad de Promoción Exterior de Lanzarote, Spain

"Lanzarote: Strategic Planning for the Sustainable Development in a Destination"

Emerging Scholar Awardees

For each conference, a small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award, with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for early career academics. The 2018 Emerging Scholar Awardees are listed below.

Tina Segota

Tina Segota

University of Greenwich, UK

Seth Kirby

Seth Kirby

Anglia Ruskin University, UK

Tatitana David-Negre

Tatitana David-Negre

University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Arminda Almeida Santana

Arminda Almeida Santana

University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Jen Velarde-Menary

Jen Velarde-Menary

University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, USA

Theresa Goldbach

Theresa Goldbach

University of California at Riverside, USA

Daura Vera Déniz

Daura Vera Déniz

University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Eric Zvangia

Eric Zvangia

University of British Columbia, Canada

Pedro Calero

Pedro Calero

Lanzarote University, Spain

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

Virtual Presentations

Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks are 5-minute "flash" video presentations. Click the button below to view the videos on our YouTube channel.