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ABOUT THE ICTDT2020 at Akdeniz University, Tourism Faculty

V. International Conference on Tourism Dynamics and Trends (ICTDT2020) will be held at the Akdeniz University, Tourism Faculty in 16-19 September 2020. The International Conference on Tourism Dynamics and Trends is organized in collaboration with five Universities: Akdeniz University (Turkey), University of Sannio (Italy), University of Seville (Spain), University of Rome Unitelma Sapienza (Italy), Swansea University (UK). The conference will generate a discussion forum in which scientists will offer their vision about the advances and tendencies in the research in tourism, travel and hospitality area. The conference will bring together academics, master and doctoral students who are studying at tourism, travel and hospitality or related disciplines. Professionals of the tourism, travel and hospitality companies who are keen to know the latest developments in academic literature and would like to share their expertise with the participants of the conference are also invited to participate.


MAIN THEME: Technological Developments in the Tourism, Travel, and Hospitality Industry



Prof. Dimitrios Buhalis

Prof. Dimitrios Buhalis

Faculty of Management Bournemouth University, Poole, Dorset, UK

Professor Buhalis is a Strategic Management and Marketing expert with specialisation in Information Communication Technology applications in the Tourism, Travel, Hospitality and Leisure industries. He is Director of the eTourism Lab at Bournemouth University in England. He is an expert in technology applications in the Tourism, Travel, Hospitality and Leisure industries. He is also Editor in Chief of the most established journal in tourism: Tourism Review. Professor Buhalis is a Founding Member and past President (2010-2014) of the International Federation for Information Technologies in Travel and Tourism (IFITT). He served as  the First Vice President of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism (2017-2019) and as Executive Board Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Affiliate Members (2013-2015 and 2017-2019).

Professor Buhalis is well known international speaker on trends, technology, marketing, tourism and Hospitality. As a speaker, he engages dynamically with the audience, motivates and inspires towards strategic change and development. Providing a long term vision, he challenges global audiences to engage in debate and embrace positive changes. His approach is centered around introducing perspectives aimed at encouraging the adoption of new global development strategies. As a facilitator, he brings a specialist knowledge and stimulates discussion and debate between stakeholders thus, setting innovative and strategic objectives towards new frontiers. He brings cutting edge research and professional innovation into global best practice. He focuses on technology driven market disruptions and explains how smartness, agility and the internet of things transform societies, economies, and business competitiveness and prosperity.



Related interest areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Leisure Management
  • Marketing Approaches/Strategies in Tourism and Hospitality
  • Accounting and Finance in Tourism and Hospitality Industry
  • Human Resource Management in Tourism and Hospitality
  • Information Technology in Tourism and Hospitality
  • Adaptive Analysis Techniques/Research Methods
  • The Business of Tourism
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Heritage Tourism
  • Educational Tourism
  • Environment & Planning
  • Revenue Management
  • Management & Organization
  • Global Changes
  • Future Trends
  • National & International Legislation
  • Leisure Studies
  • Tour/Event Operation and Management



Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Research (AHTR): An International Journal of Akdeniz University, Tourism Faculty (indexed by ESCI, Scopus)

International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management (indexed by SSCI) 

A “Best Paper” award will be given to promote the research of the author(s) which will be selected by the Editorship of the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management”



Extended abstract or full paper submissions: 30th of June, 2020

Notification of acceptance: 15th of July, 2020

Early registration: 30th of July, 2020

Late registration: 30th of August, 2020


The extended abstracts and full papers with a maximum length of 4 (for extended abstract) or 8 pages (for full paper), following the template given, must be sent to Res. Asst. Zeynep Karsavuran ([email protected])

Once accepted the paper, at least one of the authors should make his/her registration and payment.

After the payment, papers will be included in the final programme. Please, note that your registration WILL NOT be confirmed until payment is credited/received.

Full papers or Extended abstracts which are accepted will be published in the online conference proceedings book.



Papers will be written and presented in English.



Akdeniz University, Tourism Faculty

Campus Antalya, Turkey



Res. Asst. Zeynep Karsavuran ([email protected]r)

Assoc. Prof. Meltem Caber ([email protected])


We thank you for your cooperation and look forward to welcoming you in Antalya in September 2020.

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