Reimagining the Scholarly Conference

We are trying to move away from the either/or of place-based or online conferences. For whichever way you choose to participate, we will offer a blended conference experience. You do not need to commit either to a place-based or virtual presentation at the time of submission. You can present both ways, or change your mode of the presentation if your preferences change. The choice to participate virtually could also be a moral decision – for the planet, for security, or when the financial burden of travel is too great. We aim to foster spaces that align with principles of social justice and community development.

We also want to be ready for the possibility of place-based postponement due to COVID-19. If we are forced to postpone, the online engagement will still go ahead, and your registration will allow you to join the conference in person in a later year.

This way we build for our Research Network Members flexible, and at the same time resilient, spaces for communication, engagement, and participation.

Conference Themes

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

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), 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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