Online Only in 2021 // Blended 2022

Due to current restrictions on entry into Croatia — and uncertainty on the date these restrictions will end—we have decided to continue with only the online component of the 2021 conference.
We are nonetheless excited to announce the online conference will be delivered on the CGScholar platform – developed by the Common Ground Media Lab, the research and technology arm of Common Ground Research Networks.
We are moving to bring the conference experience into the digital era. All presenters will be given Presenter Pages: linked to profiles on CGScholar, displaying abstract summary, thematic connection to panelists and peers, ability to add digital media: video, sound, other files. As an alternative, you can also participate online with Audience Passes. And finally, we'll be offering innovative online social spaces to frame serendipitous encounters for personal and professional growth.
All "Blended" registration types will be able to present online in 2021 and in-person (and/or) online in 2022.
This way we build for our Research Network Members flexible, and at the same time resilient, spaces for communication, engagement, and participation.

Themes and Special Focus

Founded in 2015, the Tourism & Leisure Studies Research Network is brought together to explore the economic, cultural and organizational aspects of tourism and leisure. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.

The Sixth International Conference on Tourism & Leisure Studies calls for research addressing the following annual themes and special focus:

  • 2021 Special Focus - The Shape of Recovery: Futures of Responsible Travel and Leisure
  • 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

Plenary Speakers

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

Michael Hall

Michael Hall

Professor, Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, University of Canterbury, New Zealand; Visiting Professor, Linnaeus University, Sweden; Guest Professor, Lund University, Sweden; and Docent, University of Oulu, Finland

Anna Farmaki

Anna Farmaki

Assistant Professor, Tourism Management, Department of Hotel and Tourism Management, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

Oliver Kesar

Oliver Kesar

Full Professor, Department of Tourism, Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Ana Portolan

Ana Portolan

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Business Economics, University of Dubrovnik, Croatia

2021 Advisory Committee

The Sixth International Conference on Tourism & Leisure Studies is grateful for the support of the following professors from the Department of Economics and Business Economics at the University of Dubrovnik.

Dr. Ana Portolan, Assistant Professor

Dr. Ivana Pavlic, Associate Professor

Dr. Barbara Puh, Assistant Professor

Dr. Iris Mihajlovic, Assistant Professor

Ljubica Miskovic, MA, Teaching and Research Assistant

Dr. Katija Vojvodic, Department Head

Network Chair

 Amareswar Galla

Amareswar Galla

Professor of Inclusive Cultural Leadership and Director, International Centre for Inclusive Cultural Leadership (ICICL), and Dean of Faculty Development and Leadership, Anant National University, Ahmedabad, India; Executive Director, International Institute for the Inclusive Museum, Australia/India/USA; UNITWIN-UNESCO Network – Tourism, Culture and Development, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne; and Former Vice President, ICOM, Paris, and former President, ICOM of the Asia Pacific, Paris

2021 Conference Partners

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