Tourism and Heritage:
Opportunities and Challenges for Conservation Geography

International Geographical Union Pre-Conference Symposium
10–13 November 2011

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile








IGU Tourism Commisssion




Abstract & Registration Schedule:

  • Abstract Due Date: 15 August 2011 (revised date)
  • Registration & Payment: 30 August 2011 (revised date)

  • Registration
    • Full Delegate:
      • €100 EUR / $150 USD
    • Student or Spouse Delegate:
      • €50 EUR / $75 USD
    • Additional Late Registration Fee (due after Aug. 30): $25


  • Detailed Programme (pdf) (subject to last minute changes, as necessary)

  • A welcome reception will be held in the evening on Thu, 10 Nov.

  • Excursions include a walking tour of the Valparaiso World Heritage Site and a trip to Viña del Mar-Concon (a seaside resort area with gardens and urban heritage), which is among Chile’s main tourist destinations.

  • Transportation will be arranged on Sun, 13 Nov in the afternoon to Santiago.

Registration and Symposium Fee

Please note that conference registration for the pre-congress symposium will need to be done through the local organisers Instituto de Geografia, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso.

The symposium fee is 100EUR/150USD which includes participation, book of abstracts, social programme (welcome function, coffee/tea breaks and dinner) and excursions. Symposium dinner location and cost TBA. A spouse fee is 50 EUR/75USD.

Payment shall be made by Credit Card or by bank transfer. Please specify clearly that the payment is UGI PRE-MEETING 2011 fee with the transfer and indicate the name of the participant. Please make sure that possible transfer costs are not deducted from the fee payment.


The registration form should be emailed or faxed to:

Fax: 56-32-2274090

Note: Registration for the IGU 2011 Regional Conference (14-18 November) in Santaigo is available on the conference website:

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IGU Commission on Tourism, Leisure and Global Change

The Commission’s specific is to examine the geographical nature of tourism, leisure and global change and related modes of mobilities. The Commission also aims to stimulate a deeper integration between discussions in tourism and leisure geographies in order to understand the current processes and outcomes of human mobilities and globalization. The purpose is to encourage geographical tourism research that would be influenced by the current development, mobility and sustainability discussions in human geography. The Commission has over 650 corresponding members from over 80 countries. The Commission has a web-site and mailing list IGUS, see: TourismGeography/)

Instituto de Geografia, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso

The mission is to deliver the highest level of academic and professional excellence for the analysis, understanding and explaining geographical phenomena that lead to improved quality of life and sustainable development Chilean society through teaching, research, extension, technical cooperation, the use of appropriate technologies and appropriate linkage with the local environment, regional, national and international. It has a laboratory specialized in Tourism, aimed at evaluating the territory conditions for sustainable development of tourism. Website:


Jarkko Saarinen, University of Oulu, Finland Email., Tel. +358 40 48 40 777

Alan Lew, Northern Arizona University, United States

Rodrigo Figueroa Sterquel, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile Email., Tel. (56) 32 2 27 4091