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Call For Papers: Inaugural International Conference on Tourism and Leisure Studies

Inaugural International Conference on Tourism and Leisure Studies

The Sustainability of Tourism and Leisure

University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, Hawaii
22-23 April 2016

We are inviting proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, or colloquia (See Proposal Types). Proposal ideas that extend beyond these thematic areas will also be considered. For more information about the ideas and themes underlying this community, see Our Focus.
We also offer participation options for those individuals who cannot attend the conference. Authors who wish to submit an article for potential publication in The Journal of Tourism and Leisure Studies may submit a Proposal for Article Submission, while all members of the knowledge community with an accepted proposal may submit an online presentation to the knowledge community YouTube channel.

Conference Themes

Changing Dimensions of Contemporary TourismChanging Dimensions of Contemporary Leisure
Tourism and Leisure IndustriesCritical Issues in Tourism and Leisure Studies
2016 Special Focus: 'The Sustainability of Tourism and Leisure'

2016 Special Focus: The Sustainability of Tourism and Leisure

The Inaugural International Conference on Tourism and Leisure Studies will aim to define some of the key questions for the Tourism and Leisure knowledge community. On one hand: are ‘sustainability’ and ‘tourism’ mutually exclusive concepts and practices? How do we balance the economic sustainability of local or national tourism industries with principles of ecological and cultural sustainability? On the other: leisure time is being squeezed by the demands of work life, and digital media is destabilizing the once clear division of work from play. How do these forces demand a shift in how we understand the concept and practice of leisure? In these times of unprecedented social, economic and environmental change, the conference will attempt to map an agenda that addresses fundamental questions about the spaces and practices of leisure and tourism and explore sustainable courses of action for the leisure and tourism industries.

Submit a Conference Proposal

To learn more about preparing and submitting your conference proposal, including guidelines, deadlines, and "how-to" information, go to Submitting Your Work: Conference Presentations.

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