CBTS 2012


Consumer Behavior in Tourism Symposium 2012, Bruneck/Brunico, Italy, 10-13 Dec 2012; Deadline 31 May

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Call for Papers

Consumer Behavior in Tourism Symposium 2012 (CBTS 2012):

“Tourism and Quality of Life Research: Theories, Practices, Applications, and Challenges"

December 10-13, 2012
Bruneck/Brunico, South Tyrol, Italy

Organized by the

Competence Centre in Tourism Management and Tourism Economics (TOMTE)
Free University of Bozen/Bolzano at Bruneck/Brunico

Supported by the

International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies


The goal of this conference is to provide a platform for scholars, practitioners, government agencies, educators and postgraduate students in tourism and allied fields to focus on tourism and quality of life (QOL) research issues both from theoretical and applied research perspectives. The conference also serves as a place to stimulate discussion, and exchange of ideas and challenges in the context of tourism and QOL research relationships at all levels: individual, family, community, and societal.

CBTS 2012 offers: 1) high quality scientific sessions with internationally peer-reviewed paper presentations, 2) highly renowned international keynote speakers, 3) a unique South Tyrolean experience.

Authors of contributions of the highest academic and scientific quality will be invited to submit full papers to be published in special issues of international academic journals in the field of quality-of-life research and tourism.

Journal coverage

Abstracts of all papers accepted and presented at the conference will appear in a book of abstract volume and there will be an edited book of selected papers.

In addition, a selection of papers presented at the conference will be invited to be submitted to the following journals:

  • Applied Research in Quality of Life (ARQOL)
  • Tourism Analysis

Keynote speakers (tentative)

  • Ruhet Genc, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey
  • M. Joseph Sirgy, Virginia Tech, USA
  • Muzaffer Uysal, Virginia Tech, USA

Important Dates

  • Online abstract submission deadline (via http://pro.unibz.it/abstract/): May 31, 2012
  • Acceptance / Rejection feedback deadline: June 30 2012
  • Deadline for submitted revised abstracts: July 31, 2012
  • Early Registration deadline: September 15, 2012
  • Registration deadline for authors, co-authors and scientific committee members: October 31, 2012
  • Registration deadline for participants (non-authors, non-co-authors, not members of the scientific organizing committee): November 30, 2012

Submit your abstract now


We are looking forward to your submissions and to welcome you in December 2012 in Bruneck/Brunico!

On behalf of the scientific program committee,

Michael Bosnjak

CBTS2012 organizing committee

Competence Centre in Tourism Management and Tourism Economics (TOMTE)
School of Economics and Management – Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Brunico (Bolzano), Italy

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