Conference Information:

At our annual conference, Propelling Smarter, Bolder Tourism, we will explore how research is and can be effectively employed to advance Canada’s shared social, economic, environmental, and cultural goals. It is not ‘more’ tourism that Canada needs, it’s ‘better’, more energetic, astute, intelligent tourism. We seek style with substance, diversity with inclusion, and evolution with sustainability. Tourism researchers and their clients are embracing data and know-how to fearlessly chart new directions for established and emerging destinations, and supply impactful, brilliant experiences for our diverse markets. This year’s conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia will provide a platform for learning about new approaches, lessons learned and the challenges ahead, as we navigate post-truth, virtually-infused, climate change impacted, emerging environments.

Submission Information:

Submissions for presentations, papers, workshops, panels and student posters are invited relating to the overarching theme of Propelling smarter, bolder tourism. Submissions may be on a range of tourism-related topics and the Conference Program Committee also encourages presentations on topics that are outside the general theme – our goal is to provide content that is relevant, timely and of interest to our members. Accepted submissions will be eligible for one of three non-monetary awards for best paper (refereed abstracts), best presentation (non-refereed), and best student poster.

Submission Deadline: Extended to June 1, 2018

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Submissions from 2018

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Assessing the Determinants of Cross-Border Traveler Flows between Canada and the United States, Tanja Armenski and Sean Clarke

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Investigating the Role of Social Return on the Understanding of Craft Brewery Visitors in British Columbia, Canada, Jarrett Bachman and John S. Hull

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Inhibitors of Success in Interorganizational Collaboration in Tourism Context and Best Practices to Face Them, Émilie Bourdages

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Visitor Learning: In the Polar Bear Capital of the World, Jill Bueddefeld, Christine Van Winkle, and Mary Benbow

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How would a climate change interpretive program impact visitors’ leisure experiences? Evidence from a lab-based experiment, Mu He, Tom Hinch, and Elizabeth Halpenny

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Restaurants Going Local: Motivations and Challenges for Sourcing Local Food, Mark Robert Holmes, Rachel Dodds, Katarina Pranjic, Jessica Krecisz, and Hannah Taylor

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The Influence of Tourism and Amenities on Place Attachment and Entrepreneurship in Remote Communities: A Case Study of Tofino, BC, Sreya Kumar and Nicole L. Vaugeois

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Keep Exploring, Sharing, and Tweeting: Connecting Millennials, Social Media and Destination Canada’s Brand, Michael Lever, Michael S. Mulvey, and Statia Elliot

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Destination Place-making through the Sensuous Stories of Travel Books, Kelley A. McClinchey Dr.

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Multi-Dimensional Explorations into Visitors’ Experience Sharing through TripAdvisor Using Social Media Analytics: An Investigation on Jasper National Park, Farshid Mirzaalian, Elizabeth Halpenny, and Pariya Pourabedin

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Predicting Pro-Environment Behaviors of Canadian Campers: Actual Behavior Measurement, Farhad Moghimehfar, Elizabeth A. Halpenny, Gordon J. Walker, and Howard W. Harshaw

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Community ownership in winter recreation and tourism: Ski hills and club fields, Massimo Morellato

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THE TWO YEAR TOURIST AND LIFESTYLE MIGRATION IN WHISTLER BC, Joe P. Pavelka

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Eat Well And Look Up At The Stars: Deconstructing The Environmental Discourses Of A Residential Summer Camp's Canoe Trips Through Algonquin Park, Brandon Pludwinski

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Enhancing Visitors Experiences at Artisan Businesses: A Case Study of the Économusée® Business Model In British Columbia, John Predyk and Nicole L. Vaugeois

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ADOPTION OF SELF-SERVICE KIOSKS IN QUICK-SERVICE RESTAURANTS, Melody Rastegar, Joan Flaherty, and Hwan-Suk Chris Choi

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Travel Purposes and Preferences of Albertan Tourists Visiting British Columbia, Flynn Saunderson

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Economic Impact of Cruise Tourism in Atlantic Canada: Is Cruise Passenger Spending exaggerated?, Brian Van Blarcom, Burc Kayahan MR, and Klein Ross Dr

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Addressing the homogeneity dilemma by customizing tourism development supports for rural regions using the typology of tourism dependence, Nicole L. Vaugeois