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Consumer Behavior in Tourism Symposium (CBTS 2016)
Consumer Psychology of Tourism, Hospitality, and Leisure Research Symposium (CPTHL2016)

December 14th-17th, 2016
Bruneck-Brunico, South Tyrol, Italy

Experiences, Emotions and Memories
New Directions in Tourism Research

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 of structured abstracts.

Timeline for Abstract Submission

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

The symposium offers:

– highly renowned international keynote speakers:

  • Sara Dolnicar, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Daniel Fesenmaier, University of Florida, United States
  • Noel Scott, Griffith University, Australia

Workshops on research methods:

  • Michael Bosnjak, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Fevzi Okumus, University of Central Florida, Rosen College of Hospitality Management, United States

Doctoral colloquium chaired by Andreas Zins Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research

– high quality scientific sessions with peer-reviewed contributions

– two best paper awards offered by the:

  • IJCTHR International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research for papers with a tourism focus (head of the IJCTHR award selection committee Serena Volo, Italy)
  • IJCHM International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management for papers with a hospitality focus (head of the IJCHM award selection committee Mathilda Van Niekerk, USA)
  • ISBN publication for accepted abstracts (date of publication December 2016)

Journal coverage  for selected papers Special Issue on the IJCTHR International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research (guest editors Linda Osti and Oswin Maurer)

– 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
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Conference sub-themes

The scope of CBTS2016 encompasses:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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:

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


Fee 2016

Early Registration Period – October 17th until November 04th 2016
Author 120,00€
PhD Student 100,00€
Non Author 160,00€

Regular registration period – until November 18th
Author 160,00€
PhD Student 130,00€
Non Author 220,00€

The fee includes
Access to all conference sessions (plenary, concurrent, workshops, PhD session, round table, meetings, special interest groups), conference participation certificate, conference bag and book of abstracts, program overview, detailed program, networking opportunity during the welcome reception on the evening of December 14th, special interest groups discussion during the Social Event on evening of December 15th, Scientific Rendezvouz during coffee breaks throughout the conference and discussion sessions.