CIT 2015 - International Congress on Tourism: call for papers

International Congress on Tourism
3rd-5th December, 2015 
Guimarães, Portugal 

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the fourth edition of the International Congress on Tourism (CIT 2015), organized by the Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave (IPCA) in cooperation with the Municipality of Guimarães and the Porto and North Tourism Entity (Guimarães delegation). The congress will be held on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th of December 2015 under the main theme "Tourism for the 21st Century".

CIT 2015 addresses several issues related to the future of tourism in the 21st century with a "back to basics" approach to new challenges and trends. Tourism can be the "fuel" for the economy, creating new societies and contributing to a new paradigm of a democratic system of governance. In addition to its importance to the global economy and job creation, tourism can contribute to peace and intercultural communication. This “happiness industry” can contribute to the trade balance as well as environmental and socio-economic sustainability.

This forum involves the core trilateral for planning and development success in the industry, including researchers, business community, policy makers and engineers who, directly and indirectly, influence the future of this sector.
»»» Scope and topics
Paper submission is open to the academic and business communities with relevant research in tourism. Considering that the congress aims to foster shared discussion between academia and industry professionals, scientific and technical articles, posters, and case studies are welcome. The recommended topics (but not limited to) include: 

  1. Cultural Tourism and Heritage
  2. Economy and Tourism Management
  3. Entrepreneurship in Tourism
  4. Euro Cities and Tourism
  5. Experiences of Tourism
  6. Hotel Management
  7. Green cities and tourism
  8. Land and Tourism Development
  9. Marketing and Consumer Behavior in Tourism
 10. Smart Cities
 11. Technology and Innovation in Tourism
 12. Tourism and Food and Wine
 13. Tourism, Mobility, and Transport
 14. Tourism and sustainability
»»» Typology of submissions

Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract of no more than 300 words, by no later than July 25. After evaluation, authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to prepare the full paper for submission until September 30. The acceptance of an abstract does not mean the acceptance of the full paper. 
Abstract submission is advisable but not mandatory.
Papers must be original and not under review for any other outlet. All submitted full papers will be subject of a double blind review by at least two members of the scientific committee. 
Submissions should preferably be written in English, although Portuguese and Spanish can also be considered. 

»»» Submission process
To submit an abstract for the IV International Congress on Tourism ESG/IPCA, you must send the abstract file (Word format) to For further information, please consult

»»» Publication opportunities
All papers will be subject of a double-blind review. Authors of selected papers will be invited to extend and adapt the paper for publication in a special issue of the journal Tékhne: Review of Applied Management Studies, in the first semester of 2016 (

»»» Important dates
Abstract submission deadline (300 words) | 25th of July 2015
Acceptance notification (abstract)| 31th of July 2015
Full paper submission deadline| 30th of September 2015
Acceptance notification (full paper) | 20th of October 2015
Registration and payment for authors| 10th of November 2015
Registration and payment for general public| 20th of November 2015
Congress | 3-5 of December 2015

»»» Venue
The congress will take place in the city of Guimarães (UNESCO World Heritage Site), a city with tourism potential and heritage references at the regional, national, and international levels. The venue for this event is the Centro Cultural Vila Flor, in the Vila Flor Palace, an 18th century building and national cultural icon located in the historic center of Guimarães. The combination of the history and surroundings of the Centro Cultural Vila Flor, in addition to the magnificent gardens and wonderful architecture, and the social events offered in parallel to the congress, create a perfect setting for the debate on tourism and the paradigms for its future. The Vila Flor Palace is reflective of this city where culture is open to all audiences.

»»» Organization
 - School of Management of the Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave 
 - City Council of Guimarães
 - Porto and North Tourism Entity (Guimarães delegation)

»»» Sponsors
The Caixa Geral de Depósitos is the official sponsor of this International Congress on Tourism. »

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