CBTS Winter School Sessions: 10th– 12th December 2018

CBTS SUMMIT Sessions: 12thafternoon – 14th December 2018

On the 15th of December: Jour Fixe @ Altitude (Kronplatz) Discussion with conference chairs, program committee and organizers




CBTS2018 TOMTE Scientific Committee (pdf) 


CBTS2018 International Scientific Committee (pdf)



Iis Tussyadiah, University of Surrey, UK

Iis P. Tussyadiah is a Reader in Hospitality and Digital Experience in School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at University of Surrey, where she leads the Digital Visitor Economy Research Group and the Digital Lab. Her research interests lie in the intersection of digital technology and consumer behavior. She investigates the roles of information technologies in transforming traveler behavior, digging deeper into the processes of perception and emotional responses that lead to decisions and experiences. She served as Vice President of IFITT from 2014 – 2017.


Daniel Fesenmaier, Eric Friedheim Tourism Institute, USA

Daniel R. Fesenmaier is Professor and Director of the Eric Friedheim Tourism Institute (EFTI) and the National Laboratory for Tourism & eCommerce, Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management, University of Florida. Dr. Fesenmaier is author, co-author and co-editor of books focusing on information technology and tourism marketing including Tourism Information Technology, Foundations of Tourism Design and Analytics in Tourism Design. He is co-founding editor of Tourism Analysis; past Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Information Technology and Tourism and editor of the Foundations in Tourism Research Series, Journal of Travel Research. His current research focuses on Design Science in Tourism (DST) and, in particular, the design and impact of stories within tourism advertising and structure of emotions within the touristic experience.


Noam Shoval, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Noam Shoval is a Full Professor at Department of Geography and the Director of the European Forum at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Since December 2015 he is serving as the President of the Israeli Geographical Association. Prof. Shoval completed his Ph.D. at The Hebrew University (2000) and conducted post-doctoral research at the Department of Geography, King’s College, University of London (2000–2001). He was (2007–2008) an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Department of Geography of the University of Heidelberg (Germany). He spent an academic year (2014-2015) as a visiting Professor at the Center for Urban and Social Research at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. Prof. Shoval’s main research interests are urban geography and planning, urban tourism and the implementation of advanced tracking technologies in various areas of spatial research such as tourism, urban studies and medicine. Over the years he published over one hundred twenty scientific publications.


Noel Scott, Griffith Institute for Tourism at Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia

Noel Scott is Professor and Deputy Director, Griffith Institute for Tourism at Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia. His research interests include the study of tourism experiences, destination management and marketing, and stakeholder organization. He is a frequent speaker at international academic and industry conferences. He has over 210 academic articles published including 13 books. He has supervised 19 doctoral students to successful completion of their theses. He is on the Editorial Board of 10 journals, a member of the International Association of China Tourism Scholars and a Fellow of the Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education. Prior to starting his academic career in 2001, Noel worked as a senior manager in a variety of businesses including as Manager Research and Strategic Services at Tourism and Events Queensland.