9th Biennnial ITSA & V Gran Canaria SSTD2022 Conference
Conference Live Streaming
Keynote Speakers
Alastair Morrison
Greenwich University, UK
October 23, 2020 - 18:00h, Ecotourism: linking biodiversity protection and sustainable development
Xinran Lehto
Purdue University, USA
October 23, 2020 - 16:30h, Impacts of tourism on African local communities
Sangwon Park
Kyung Hee University, Korea
October 23, 2020 - 10:30h, Responsible development and community-based tourism in The Gambia: what can we learn from the Ninki Nanka Trail?
Denis Garand
University of Laval in Quebec, Canada
October 23, 2020 - 09:00h, Economic principles for infrastructure provision
Industry Pannel

Astrid van Wijk
Astrid van Wijk
Sales & Marketing Director of Seaside Hotels
Pablo Llinares
Pablo Llinares
Gran Canaria Tourism Manager
Nicolás Villalobos
Nicolás Villalobos
CEO of beCordial Hotels & Resorts
Katleen Van den Bosch
Katleen Van den Bosch
Manager of RK Hotels
Manuel Florido
Manuel Florido
Vice President of CIT and of Skal International of Gran Canaria
Zoilo Alemán
Zoilo Alemán
MICE Lopesan Hotel Management
Teresa Aguiar
Teresa Aguiar
ITSA 2022 Conference Chair

“Corporate Entrepreneurship and Global Tourism Strategies after Covid-19”

We are delighted to announce that the 9th International Tourism Studies Association (ITSA) Biennial Conference will be hosted by the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in Gran Canaria island (Spain), from 25th – 29th of July, 2022. This conference will co-inside with the V Spring Symposium in Tourism Development (Gran Canaria SSTD 2022) an International Conference organised by Tides, The Institute of Tourism and Sustainable economic development.

This is the first time that an ITSA biennial conference will be held in Spain. The 9th ITSA Conference will be held in a world-class facility -The Expomeloneras International Conference Centre. Delegates can expect true Spanish hospitality! Our distinguished keynote speakers include Alastair Morrison from Greenwich University in the UK, Sangwon Park from Kyung Hee University in South Korea, Xinran Lehto from Purdue University in the US, and Dennis Garand from the University of Laval in Quebec, Canada.

The conference will be held in hybrid format (on site and online) with delegates from many countries gathering and discussing research ideas and practices in tourism. This is your best opportunity to present your work and meet with others academics and researchers.

The conference organizers are calling for extended abstracts, case studies, session proposals, poster presentations and oral presentations that are aligned with the core conference theme: “Corporate entrepreneurship and Global Tourism strategies after Covid-19”.

Topics to be covered at the conference include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Tourism and Sustainable Economic Development
  • Consumer Behaviour in Tourism and Hospitality
  • Economic Perspectives on Tourism and Transport
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship in Tourism Businesses
  • Tourism Policy, Planning and Governance
  • Tourism Cities and Urban Tourism
  • Teaching and Learning in Tourism and Hospitality
  • The Future of Tourism and Hospitality in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Era
  • Tourism and Hospitality Trends and Related Themes
  • Innovative Tourism Destination Cases
Keynote Speakers
Industry Pannel
Parallel Sessions