Call for Papers: First International Conference on Tourism, Ethics & Global Citizenship, Apeldoorn, 3-6 July 2017


3-6 July 2017

Apeldoorn, the Netherlands

Only recently we have witnessed the inclusion of ethics and global citizenship in tourism debates. The freedom of movement, the right to travel and simultaneously the rise of a multitude of alternative forms of tourism provide sufficient justification to discuss the manifold relationships between tourism, ethics and global citizenship in more detail. Although these concepts have been studied by various disciplines and as phenomena in their own right, in order to connect the dots in contemporary political and sociological thinking, it is important that scholars from different disciplines converse and debate in person. In particular, there is a need for understanding the relations and effects between the way we, as tourists or hosts, interact with each other and the environment and how people reflect on these encounters in terms of hospitality, inequality, human rights, poverty, movement and so forth.

This conference aims to contribute to strengthening academic and professional networks that are necessary to push forward the discussions of the manifold intersections of tourism with existing and emergent ethical approaches and forms of citizenship and discuss these concepts to apply new insights in our research, policy documents, daily practices, and so forth. Therefore, we invite all those working in tourism and hospitality studies, philosophy, business and management, culture and media studies, education, anthropology, sociology, psychology, geography, sports and leisure studies, heritage studies, as well as related fields to partake in this cross-disciplinary dialogue.

The following themes offer guidance for abstract submissions:

– Tourism practices and the moral debate
– Tourism and global citizenship
– Tourism, borders and security
– Tourism and human rights
– Tourism (im)mobilities
– Tourism and moral consumption
– Tourism and lifestyle politics
– Tourism, ethics and (social) responsibility
– Ethics in (hospitality) management and marketing
– Tourism education, ethics and global citizenship

Keynote speakers
We are very pleased to announce the following keynote speakers:

– Professor Claudio Minca, Wageningen University
– Dr Raoul Bianchi, University of East London
– Dr Clare Weeden, University of Brighton
– Dr Angela Benson, University of Brighton

The welcome reception will feature inspiring talks by:

– Mr Frank Oostdam, ANVR (Dutch association of travel agents and tour operators)
– Professor Ruud Welten, Saxion University of Applied Sciences
– Professor Paul Peeters, NHTV, Breda University of Applied Sciences


Presentations and research posters are invited that address existing and emergent tourism, ethics and global citizenship issues and applications of impactful research. The deadline for submission of abstracts (max 500 words, excluding references) for peer review and a brief biographical note is December 1, 2016. Please send your documents to Decisions will be communicated by January 31, 2017.

We are planning to publish a special issue from the conference to broaden the debate and expand the frontiers of knowledge to a wider audience. More information will be announced during the conference.

Key Dates
Submission of abstracts: December 1, 2016
Decision and reviewers’ comments: January 31, 2017
Last date for early bird registration: April 1, 2017
Deadline for registration: June 1, 2017

Conference venue
Saxion University of Applied Sciences, Apeldoorn campus, The Netherlands.

Registration fee
The conference fee includes a welcome reception, documentary screening, lunches, refreshments, and a conference dinner.

Participant of organising institutions: Early bird 345 euro / regular 395 euro
Other participants: Early bird 395 euro / regular 445 euro
Accompanying partner / guest: Early bird 125 euro / regular 175 euro
Full-time student: Early bird 50 euro / regular 100

Please note:
– The early bird registration deadline is midnight CET, April 1, 2017.
– Organising institutions include Saxion University of Applied Sciences, Wageningen University and NHTV, Breda University of Applied Sciences.
– The ‘accompanying partner/guest’ registration permits an individual to accompany a participant to the social activities (excluding tours). This is not for individuals who would otherwise need to pay for a full registration.
– The number of students is limited to 15 participants. Proof of status verifying full-time status is required to process your application.

Social activities and tours
All participants and accompanying partners / guests can subscribe to optional tour through the online registration form. Please note that these tours are not included in the conference fee.

Conference website
Please visit the conference website for more information.

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