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Call for abstract | Consumer Behavior in Tourism Symposium (CBTS 2016)

TOMTE proudly announces the ninth annual Consumer Behavior in Tourism Symposium (CBTS 2016) and the tenth Consumer Psychology of Tourism, Hospitality, and Leisure Research Symposium (CPTHL2016) taking place in Bruneck-Brunico, Italy December 14th to 17th, under the theme “Experiences, Emotions and Memories: New Directions in Tourism Research”.

This special event will provide an opportunity for tourism researchers and practitioners from all over the world to exchange scientific ideas and results and discuss new and emerging directions in research and practice in the field.

The scientific committee will welcome theoretical or applied research contributions in the form ofstructured abstracts.

The symposium offers:

- highly renowned international keynote speakers
- high quality scientific sessions with peer-reviewed contributions
- workshops on research methods
- a special session dedicated to PhD students
- best paper awards
- ISBN publication for accepted abstracts
- journal coverage for selected papers
- a unique South Tyrolean experience

All abstracts will be subject to a double blind peer review process. Selected academic contributions addressing one or more of the sub-themes of the symposium will be presented during plenary and parallel sessions. Please refer to the ‘Submission guidelines’ document and follow the style guide while preparing your extended abstract for submission.

Submitted abstracts must be uploaded through the Easychair conference management system
The conference website is For further information please contact us

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: September 20th, 2016
  • Acceptance notification: October 17th, 2016
  • Registration deadline (early birds): November 4th, 2016

Conference sub-themes

The scope of CBTS2016 encompasses:
a) Experiences, Emotions and Memories: Theoretical and methodological advancements addressing the complexity of the constructs; Investigations of the quests for extraordinary, surprising and memorable tourism experiences; Examinations of social memory in tourism.
b) Measurements of Tourism Experiences’ Emotions: Current methods and recent advancements in the measurements of tourism experiences’ emotions; Emotions’ scales and self-reported methods; Psychophysiological techniques to measure emotions and their applicability to tourism research.
c) Memorable Tourism Experiences: Investigations of the factors that characterize memorable tourism experiences; The role of narratives in memories’ creation and retention; Journeys through tourism memories.

Papers addressing one of the following topics will also be highly welcomed:

i. Tourism Mobilities beyond Place: Time, Resources and Perspectives
ii. Competitiveness, innovation and market research: Theoretical, methodological and practical developments
iii. Tourism and Quality of Life Research: Theories, Practices, Applications, and Challenges
iv. Future Tourism Demand: Demographic, Behavioral and Social Changes. Challenges for marketers and economists
v. The changing face of tourism: Emerging issues for consumer behavior research and practice
vi. Ensuring validity in tourism consumer behavior studies and in hospitality research: Issues of measurement and methodology

Further information

Pubblicato il 4 luglio 2016