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9th Annual International Conference on Tourism

Call for Papers and Participation
9th Annual International Conference on Tourism, 10-13 June 2013, Athens, Greece

The Tourism Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) organizes its 9th Annual International Conference on Tourism, 10-13 June 2013, Athens, Greece. For programs of previous conferences and other information, please visit the conference website The registration fee is €300 (euro), covering access to all sessions, two lunches, coffee breaks and conference material. Special arrangements will be made with a local luxury hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A Greek night of entertainment with dinner, a special one-day cruise in the Greek islands, an archaeological tour of Athens and a one-day visit to Delphi. The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars, researchers and students from all areas of Tourism. Areas of interest include (but are not confined to):

Tourism and Economic Development; Tourism Geography; National and Regional Tourism Policy; European Union's Tourism Policy; Mega Events (Olympics Games) and Tourism; Hotel Management and Marketing; Restaurant Management and Marketing; Tourism Economics; Tourism Marketing; Tourism Management; Tourism (Travel) Law; Travel Agents and Tour Operators; Sports Tourism; International Tourist Organizations (i.e. WTO, WTTC etc).; Tourism Research and Methodology; Tourism, Recreation and Leisure; Tourism Education

Past conferences drew participants from five continents and more than 50 countries, presenting papers on diverse topics. Presentations and papers are published (a) in a book of abstracts (, (b) in ATINER'S conference paper series ( and (c) in an edited book (

If you think that you can contribute, please send an abstract of about 300 words, via email only (, before the 11 February 2013 to: Dr. Valia Kasimati, Head, Tourism Research Unit, ATINER. Please include the following: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Please use the abstract submitting form available at All abstracts should be submitted in English. If you want to participate without presenting a paper, click here for the registration form of the conference. If you want to chair a session, evaluate papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing, or any other offer to help please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos,, President, ATINER.

The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) was established in 1995 as an independent academic association with the mission to become a forum, where academics and researchers - from all over the world - could meet in Athens to exchange ideas on their research and to discuss future developments in their disciplines. Since 1995, ATINER has organized more than 200 international conferences, symposiums and events. It has also published approximately 150 books. Academically, the Institute consists of five Research Divisions and twenty-three Research Units. Each Research Unit organizes an annual conference and undertakes various small and large research projects. Academics and researchers are more than welcome to become members and contribute to ATINER's objectives. The members of the Institute can undertake a number of academic activities. If you want to become a member, please download the form (membership form). For more information or suggestions, please send an email to:

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