Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Call for papers HEALTH AND WELL-BEING IN TOURISM DESTINATIONS, September the 16th to 17th in Turku, Finland

The seminar will take place from September 16 to 17 at Turku University of Applied Sciences, Turku, Finland and will continue aboard the M/S Viking Grace for an optional post tour (from the evening of the 17th until the evening of the 18th September) through the beautiful archipelago between Finland and Sweden.

The seminar will provide an opportunity for researchers and practitioners from all over the world to exchange ideas and scientific results and discuss new and emerging directions in research and practice in the field. The seminar will be organised in conjunction with the European Union LLP funded Project WelDest (Health and Well-being in Tourism Destination) and the Faculty of Business, ITC and Life Sciences at Turku University of Applied Sciences / Degree Program in Hospitality Management. 

Thematic Area addressed:

Participants are welcome to present conceptual and empirical papers on a range of topics including:

·         Competitiveness of tourism destinations, especially Health & Well-being destinations and regions (e.g. service supply, resources and competencies as part of the competitiveness)

·         Destination management and aspects of multi-stakeholder collaboration in tourism planning and management (e.g. public-private partnerships, networks, destination management organisations, clusters and innovation systems)

·         Innovation in Tourism and health & well-being services

·         Changing consumer behaviour and future tourism demand in health & well-being services

·         Position of health & well-being tourism or health promotion in overall strategies and plans for local and regional development

·         Cross-sector analyses: synergetic inter-linkages between health & well-being tourism and related sectors, such as regional development, health sciences and creative industries

·         Quality management, safety and sustainability in health & well-being destinations

Please see the PDF for more details