Pre-Conference Tour: Miami City & Beach + Miccosukee Experience

The Tourism & Leisure Studies Conference is pleased to announce the Conference Tour.

Miami City & Beach + Miccosukee Village Experience

Join fellow conference delegates and plenary speakers while you fully get to know the city of Miami and its surrounding area on this full day tour!

Delegates will be picked up at the conference hotel and will start on an open top bus with a tour of the city of Miami and its many beaches. Following this, participants will be dropped off and given a 45 minute break where they can pick from one of the many surrounding restaurants for lunch. After lunch, climb aboard our larger enclosed bus for a trip to the Everglades where we will take an airboat ride to visit the Miccosukee Indian Village.

The full detailed itinerary will be added to the web on 1 April.

Tour Information

Date: Wednesday, 15 May
Time: 9:00AM
Cost: US$88.00

Booking Information

The conference tour can be booked during registration. If you have any questions, contact us.

Book Launch - The Tourism Area Life Cycle: Its Application to the Costa del Sol

From the Tourism & Leisure Studies Book Imprint, join us before and during lunch on Thursday, 16 May for the launch of, "The Tourism Area Life Cycle: Its Application to the Costa del Sol" by Dr Pamela Perez, California State University, Northridge, USA. Click the button below for a full description or to purchase in our bookstore.

Dr. Pamela Perez was born in the USA. She grew up in La Paz, Bolivia, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and San José, Costa Rica. She continued to pursue her undergraduate and graduate studies at the Complutense University of Madrid in Spain, ultimately obtaining a doctorate there, in Political Science and Sociology. Dr. Perez was a pioneer in environmental research, as she made this the matter of her doctoral dissertation, at a time, when this crucial subject went, mostly, unnoticed by the scientific community. Dr. Perez also taught Cultural Geography of Latin America, as well as that of Spain, at her alma mater. She currently, teaches at California State University, Northridge, and in addition, has served as a faculty member, at Pepperdine University, at its Center for International Studies and Languages. Dr. Perez has participated in national and international conferences, and has published globally in journals relating to subjects ranging from the Environment to Spanish Literature.

Welcome Reception, Film Screening, and Plenary Talk: Charles J. Kropke

The Tourism & Leisure Studies Conference is pleased to announce the Conference Welcome Reception.

Common Ground Research Networks, Florida International University, and the Tourism & Leisure Studies Conference will be hosting a welcome reception at Florida International University's Wine Spectator Management Lab. The reception will be held directly following the last parallel session of the first day, Thursday, 16 May.

The Wine Spectator Management Lab is a fully-operational restaurant that serves as an on-site laboratory in which students can get the experience of operating a restaurant without having to leave campus. The Advanced Food Laboratory and the Mel Dick Wine Tower provide students with dedicated spaces to practice their skills in the areas of food and beverage management. Technology is integrated seamlessly through the use of cutting-edge tools that provide guests and students with an experience that can be found in highly-rated commercial restaurants.

Wine and beer will be provided by the local university along with a selection of appetizers. As a bonus, the third plenary speaker of the day, Charles J. Kropke, will screen his Emmy winning documentary, The Unseen Everglades: Inside a Legendary Wilderness.

Join other conference delegates and plenary speakers for drinks, light hor d'oeuvres, and a chance to converse.

We look forward to hosting you!