Conference Dinner, Third International Conference on Tourism & Leisure Studies, Canary Islands, Spain, 17-18 May 2018
Welcome Reception, Twelfth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, International Conference Center, Hiroshima, Japan, 26–28 July 2017

The International Conference on Tourism & Leisure Studies offers delegates a selection of optional activities to help enhance the conference experience. In our blended conference model, both place-based and innovative online spaces will frame serendipitous encounters for personal and professional growth.

Tourism Case Study Day

The Tourism & Leisure Studies Conference is pleased to announce the Tourism Excursion Day to Kochi and Mattancherry.

Kochi (also known as Cochin) is a city in southwest India's coastal Kerala state. It has been a port since 1341 when a flood carved out its harbor and opened it to Arab, Chinese and European merchants. Sites reflecting those influences include Fort Kochi, a settlement with tiled colonial bungalows and diverse houses of worship. Cantilevered Chinese fishing nets, typical of Kochi, have been in use for centuries

Historic Mattancherry is known for 16th-century Mattancherry Palace, built by the Portuguese in traditional Keralan style. Jew Town, the atmospheric area around the 1500s Jewish Synagogue, has charming cafes and shops selling antiques, crafts, and spices on Synagogue Lane and Jew Town Road. Former colonial buildings mix with religious ones, including mosques, churches, Hindu shrines, and the ornate Jain Temple.

Date: 26 June, 2022

Cost: $30 USD

Online Special Events

Online Welcome Reception

Join other delegates for a pre-conference welcome reception. We'll send you a package of digital treats, discuss this year's theme, and walk you through the CGScholar Event Mircosite so you have a rich online experience.

Online Plenary Garden Conversation

Talk with this year's Plenary Speakers in a live question and answer session.

Online Talking Circles

Talking Circles are a distinctive feature of our in-person conference, and this year we are also taking them online. Talking Circles offer an opportunity to meet other delegates face-to-face, and engage in extended discussion about the issues and concerns they feel are of utmost importance to that segment of the Research Network. Participation is open, encouraged, and supported.