Sri Lanka 2014

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Important Dates
15 May - Paper Abstract Due
1 June - Early Registration Payment Due (Regular Registration Starts)
1 July - Full Papers Due for Proceedings
7 August (Thu) - Conference delegates arrive
8 August (Fri) - Opening Session, Keynote Speeches, Parallel Sessions
9 August (Sat) - Technical Field Trip, Conference Banquet
10 August (Sun) - Keynote Speeches, Parallel Sessions, Closing Session
11 August (Mon) - Conference delegates depart

Who Should Attend
• Destination management organization (DMO) officials
• Educators, researchers and students from academic institutions of higher learning
• Environmental and tourism development researchers, consultants and NGO/civil society representatives
• Government and quasi-government agency officials, managers and planners
• Public and private sector planning and land management agency officials, managers and representatives
• Tourism, travel and hospitality industry executives, managers, planners and practitioners
• Others with an interest in coastal, island and tropical tourism issues

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Conference Topics and Themes
Authenticity and heritage management
• Coastal and island ecosystem change
• Coastal zone management
• Colonialism, sovereignty and governance
• Community based tourism development
• Coral reef conservation and tourism
• Cruise tourism
• Destination marketing
• E-commerce and travel agency management
• Ecotourism and sustainability certification programs
• Environmental risks and natural disasters
• Food service and food tourism
• Globalization and island tourism communities
• Hospitality management and marketing
• Host-Guest relations
• Human resource training and management in tourism
• Indigenous populations and tourism
• Interdisciplinary perspectives on tourism
• MICE development
• Ocean climate change impacts and adaptations
• Recreational scuba dive industry issues
• Regional tourism and economic relationships
• Resort development challenges
• Rural tourism and poverty alleviation
• Social and economic risks and dependencies
• Stakeholder cooperation in tourism development
• Sustainable tourism in sensitive environments
• Sustainable tourism planning
• Technology and media in tourism
• Tourism impact studies
• Tourism resilience and crisis management
• Tourist consumer behavior
• Transnational market analysis and forecasting
• Upscaling rural tourism products
• Volunteer and other active responsible tourisms

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