Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.
Delegates from all over the world who attended the Fourth International Conference on Tourism & Leisure Studies.
The tourism industry has the potential to take a leading role in fostering intercultural understandings, where local uniqueness and cultural diversity are both seen as assets, contributing to a memorable experience and excellent tourist product. To achieve this, the industry must confront the ways in which it can inadvertently produce meanings that exclude many from the narrative, by simplifying them into dominant, and commercial interpretations of culture and people. How then do we construct authentic and unique meanings and places, as we reflect and design culture for tourism? How can the focus be on diverse experiences and direct human interactions, as opposed to the barriers created by in tourism bubbles such as mass resorts or cruise ships?
The Fourth International Conference on Tourism & Leisure Studies featured plenary sessions by some of the world's leading thinkers and innovators in the field.
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 2019 Emerging Scholar Awardees are listed below.
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