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About H vd Watt

Owner of EDGE Tourism Solutions, Founder of Better Tourism Africa & African Responsible Tourism Awards, PhD Candidate - Institute of Development Studies, Massey University, Organiser: Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals 2019

Extended deadline: CFP for Tourism4SDGs19 (28 Sept 2018)

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The deadline for submission of Abstracts for Tourism4SDGs19 has been extended to 28 September 2018 and is approaching fast.  This first international research Conference on Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals 2019 will take place from 24-25 January 2019 at Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand. The conference will bring together scholars and tourism stakeholders for critical and constructive conversations on the challenges to tourism contributing to the SDGs, and ways in which tourism can be more inclusive, equitable and sustainable, in line with the values embedded in the Global Goals.

The Call for Papers can be downloaded here.

Be part of the action

Here are FIVE reasons to present your work at Tourism4SDGs19:

a line-up of internationally recognised keynote speakers: Susanne Becken, Johnny Edmonds and Michael Hall

two plenary panels on Partnerships for achieving the SDGs in Tourism and Indigenous Development, tourism and the SDGs, featuring a mix of representatives of academia, government, civil society and the private sector

the six conference streams cover all 17 Sustainable Development Goals

endorsement by the Tourism Commission of the International Geographic Union

an international conference – speakers representing 13 countries have already submitted abstract


There’s still time to submit an abstract

Three easy steps:

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See you in Auckland in January 2019!

IGU Tourism Commission endorses Tourism and the SDGs Conference 2019

The Tourism Commission of the International Geographic Union (IGU) has lent official support to the Tourism and the Sustainable Development Conference 2019 (Tourism4SDGs19) taking place from 24-25 January 2019 at Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand. Tourism4SDGs19 will bring together scholars and tourism stakeholders for critical and constructive conversations on the challenges to tourism contributing to the SDGs, and ways in which tourism can be more inclusive, equitable and sustainable, in line with the values embedded in the Global Goals.

Says Professor Dieter Müller, Chair of the IGU Tourism Commission: “It is very timely that a conference addresses tourism in relation to the global Sustainable Development Goals. Meeting the SDGs will be decisive for how our common future unfolds. I expect this conference to become one of the most essential academic events outlining debating ways forward and outlining future research agendas for tourism not only for the Pacific region, but the entire globe. Hence, the Commission for the Geography of Tourism, Leisure and Global Change within the International Geographical Union (IGU) is happy to be able to support this important conference.”

Professor Regina Scheyvens, Conference convenor and Professor of Development Studies at Massey University adds: “We are excited to be hosting this conference at Massey University because we feel that the Sustainable Development Goals provide us with a great opportunity to rethink tourism globally. For too long, growth in tourism has been unreservedly praised while associated negative social and environmental impacts have been brushed aside. In this conference, we look forward to debating ideas on ways of transforming tourism to be a more sustainable, equitable industry. The support of the IGU Tourism Commission is indeed an honour for us. ”

The conference has lined up three world-renowned keynote speakers, Professor Susanne Becken, Johnny Edmonds and Professor Michael Hall, as well as leading scholars and industry players for the two plenary panels on Partnerships for the SDGS and Tourism and Indigenous Development, Tourism and the SDGs.

There is still time to submit abstracts in the six conference streams. The deadline for the Call for Papers has been extended to Friday, 28 September 2018.

Visit the website https://tourism-sdg.nz for information about the conference and follow #Tourism4SDGs19 and @Tourism4SDGS for announcements.

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About the IGU and IGU Tourism Commission

The International Geographical Union (IGU) is an international, non-governmental, professional organization devoted to the development of the discipline of Geography. The purposes of the IGU are primarily to promote Geography through initiating and coordinating geographical research and teaching in all countries of the world.  Its work is conducted through the instruments of its National Committees, Commissions and Task Forces. The IGU hosts the International Geographical Congress every four years and also promotes regional conferences and other meetings that further of the objectives of the Union.  The Commission on the Geography of Tourism and Leisure and Global Change is a speciality group within the IGU with the objective to examine the geographical nature of tourism, leisure and global change. The commission applies a truly global perspective highlighting development in different parts of the world and through that acknowledging tourism as a formative cause for societal and environmental change in an increasingly interconnected world. For achieving this, the commission conducts comparative research, contributes and organizes scientific conferences, and supports publications for the dissemination of geographical knowledge.


For more information or interviews contact:
IDS, Massey University, New Zealand
Professor Regina Scheyvens
Email: R.A.Scheyvens@massey.ac.nz
Heidi van der Watt
Email: H.Vanderwatt@massey.ac.nz
Tel: + 64 21 238 4295

IGU Commission Geography of Tourism, Leisure and Global Change
Prof Dieter Müller
Department of Geography and Economic History, Umeå University, Sweden
Email:  dieter.muller@umu.se

Deadline (16 Sept 2018) for Tourism4SDGs19 abstracts approaching

There are less than two weeks left on the Call for Papers for #Tourism4SDGs19. Abstracts are due at 12 noon NZ time on 16 September 2018.  Position or research papers may be submitted at the Easychair link in the following six conference streams:

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Head over to https://tourism-sdg.nz/conference_streams/  for more information about the streams.

Registration is also now available, along with preliminary information about the programme — including our Keynote Speakers: Prof Susanne Beckem, Prof Michael Hal and Jonny Edmonds.

More information:

We look forward to receiving your submission!

Keynote speakers for Tourism4SDGs19 announced

The Tourism4SDGs19 organising committee is delighted to announce an inspiring lineup of internationally recognised Keynote Speakers for the first International Research Conference on Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals, which will be held in Auckland, New Zealand on 24- 25 January 2019.

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  • Prof Susanne Becken is the Director of the Griffith Institute for Tourism and specialises in sustainable tourism with a particular focus on resource use, climate change, and environmental monitoring.
  • Johnny Edmonds (Ngapuhi Maori) is the Director of the World Indigenous Tourism Alliance (WINTA), a global Indigenous organisation established in 2012 by Indigenous tourism organisations operating in Australia, Canada, Nepal, New Zealand, Sweden and USA.
  • Michael Hall is Professor in the Department of Management, Marketing & Entrepreneurship, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Michael has longstanding teaching, publication and research interests in tourism and temporary mobility, regional development, environmental history, global environmental and climate change, sustainability and wine and food.

Read more about the eminent Keynote speakers.

We will soon announce the invited speakers for two plenary panels on Partnerships for achieving the SDGs in tourism and Indigenous development, tourism & the SDGs in the near future.

This page will be updated on a regular basis so please make sure to check back again soon for more information. Be sure to receive the latest news and announcements  –  register on the conference website and follow the conference on Facebook and Twitter.

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Meet the Tourism4SDGs19 Organising Committee

The Tourism4SDGs19 conference is organised under the expert guidance of a team of scholars representing universities in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the South Pacific.  The relationship between tourism and the sustainable development goals is a teaching or research focus for all members of the organising committee.  The organising committee, led by convenor Regina Scheyvens, will review paper abstracts and shape the conference programme.

Click on the image or the links below to read more about the research interests and publications of the members of the organising committee.

Hazel Tucker; Heidi van der Watt; Regina Scheyvens;

Tourism4SDGs19 Organising Committee

Tourism4SDGs19 organising committee:

The Organising Committee invites scholars and tourism sector stakeholders to submit abstracts and register for the conference.  The deadline for abstract submission is 16 September 2018, and Early Bird Registration closes 22 October 2018. Visit the conference website for paper details and submission guidelines and more information about the programme and registration.

Be sure to receive for the latest news and announcements of keynote and panel speakers –  register on the conference website and follow the conference on Facebook and Twitter.

We look forward to seeing you in Auckland for Tourism4SDGs19!

Call for Papers open: Tourism and the SDGs 2019

Invitation

We are delighted to announce the first call for papers the 1st International Research Conference on Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals 2019 (Tourism4SDGs19). Tourism4SDGs19, proudly hosted by the Institute of Development Studies, Massey University, will be held from 24-25 January 2019 at Massey University’s Albany campus, Auckland, New Zealand.

DOWNLOAD THE CFP  Tourism4SDGs Call for Papers 01 Aug 2018

The Sustainable Development Goals, ratified at the United Nations in 2015 and set to guide global development through to 2030, urge governments, industry and communities alike to engage in direct efforts to work in more socially, economically and environmentally sustainable ways. As one of the world’s largest industries, tourism should address sustainability issues head on. There is certainly a great deal of rhetoric on the virtues and promise of tourism as a tool for sustainable development, and there have been positive steps towards sustainability by many companies, governments and others. However, it is also claimed that the tourism industry has oversold its sustainable potential.

This conference on Tourism and the SDGs offers the opportunity for a wide range of scholars and tourism stakeholders to discuss and debate both (i) challenges to tourism contributing to the SDGs, and (ii) ways in which tourism can deliver on its potential to be more inclusive, equitable and sustainable, in line with the values embedded in the Global Goals.

Conference streams

The Tourism4SDGs19 Organising Committee now invites researchers, practitioners, and others to submit research and position papers in the following streams:

Stream 1: People – no poverty (SDG1); zero hunger (SDG2); good health and well-being (SDG3); quality education (SDG4); and gender equality (SDG5).

Stream 2: Prosperity – affordable and clean energy (SDG7); decent work and inclusive economic growth (SDG8); Industry, innovation and infrastructure (SDG9); reduced inequalities (SDG10); sustainable cities and communities (SDG11).

Stream 3: Planet – clean water and sanitation (SDG6), responsible consumption and production (SDG12); climate action (SDG13); life below water (SDG14); and life on land (SDG15).

Stream 4: Peace & Partnerships – Peace, justice and strong institutions at all levels (SDG16) and institutions working together in global partnerships (SDG17).

Stream 5: Cross-Cutting SDGs – Contributions about tourism-related topics that relate to a range of SDGs, rather than fitting into just one of the proposed streams

Stream 6: Tourism Education/Pedagogy – The stream is concerned both with Quality Education (SDG 4) and also with linking tourism education and the SDGs more broadly in terms of how educators engender students’ critical thinking skills and responsibility in relation to ethical and contemporary global tourism issues through curricula.

Further details on the conference streams can be found on the conference website.

Abstract Submission

The deadline for abstract submissions is: 12 noon NZ time on 16 September 2018. Please visit the website for paper details and submission guidelines.

Key dates and deadlines

  • Call for Papers closes – 16 September 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance – 08 October 2018
  • Early-bird Registration closes – 22 October 2018
  • Presenter registration closes – 31 October 2018

More information

We look forward to seeing you in Auckland for Tourism4SDGs19!

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