The original call for papers for the 1st International Research Conference on Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals 2019 (Tourism4SDGs19) can be viewed below. 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.

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We look forward to seeing you in Auckland for Tourism4SDGs19!

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