Tourism & Media


Third International Tourism & Media Conference, Melbourne, 25-28 Nov 2008; Deadline 31 May

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Melbourne, Victoria. AUSTRALIA
25 November – 28 November 2008


Tourism and media researchers are invited to submit extended abstracts for consideration for the third bi-annual International Tourism and Media (ITAM) conference to be held at La Trobe University, Melbourne Australia. Your hosts, La Trobe University and Monash University, invite you to participate in developing the relationship between tourism and the media, including film-induced tourism.

The aim of the conference is to move knowledge forward through presentation and discussion that will lead to further research and publications. Sessions will be of sufficient length to facilitate collegial communication, interaction and collaboration, with opportunities for group and individual discussion and debate.

In order to achieve this, papers and participant numbers may be limited, however the intent is to include a broad range of interests and backgrounds within the field of tourism and media research.

Key dates are listed below

  • Extended 1,000 word abstract submitted by 31st May
  • Notice of acceptance of abstracts by 31st July
  • End of early bird rate 31st August
  • Final abstract submission by 30th September
  • Conference registration payment for inclusion in proceedings by 31st October
  • Conference 25th November 28th November 2008

Extended abstracts accepted by the scientific committee will be invited to present their work at the conference. Authors will be given thirty minutes to present their paper at the conference.

Submission Details for Extended Abstracts

Extended abstracts will be double blind refereed. The submission of an abstract is an indication of a commitment to attend the conference if selected. All abstracts submitted will have a separate title page that includes the title of the paper, the author(s) names, affiliations, complete contact addresses, including phone numbers, fax and e-mail. The second page will start with the title, followed by the extended abstract. No identifying information should be included from the second page of the abstract. Please delete author details from the ‘Properties’ of the file.

All abstracts should be electronically forwarded in Microsoft Word format to Glen Croy, Monash University, at

Upon registration accepted abstracts will be published on the conference website (see the site for 2006 program and abstracts: After the conference, abstracts will also be posted on e-Review of Tourism Research. Additionally, attendees will be invited to submit full articles for a special journal edition.

The registration fee has not as yet been finalised, however in order to encourage new and developing scholars as well as international visitors, Conference Costs will be kept to a minimum, with a range of on-campus accommodation available as well as a discounted rate for full-time students for conference registration.

Further information will be available at:

Associate Professor Sue Beeton,
Dr. Glen Croy,
Dr. Warwick Frost,