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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!

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.

Keynote poster

  • 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.

More information:

Call for Papers open: Tourism and the SDGs 2019


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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