CFP: 4th Caribbean-International Tourism Conference

The 4th Caribbean International Tourism Conference under the theme “Navigating the Destination of the Future” is to be held 11-13th December 2019 at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados.

The conference will provide a forum for critical discourse on the factors, challenges, trends, innovations, policies, opportunities, and practices that are likely to have the most influence on the destinations (including and beyond the Caribbean) of the future. The conference welcomes both conceptual and empirical insights around key areas including (though not limited to):

§  Mobilities and destinations ( second home ownership, immigration, migration)

§  The sharing economy

§  Climate change and sustainability

§  Crisis and Disaster Management

§  Cultural authenticity

§  Visitor experiences management

§  Virtual and augmented reality and destination marketing

§  Safety and security

§  Destination governance

§  The legal environment

§  Entrepreneurship

§  Corporate social responsibility

§  Globalisation

§  Gender, class, race, ethnicity and tourism

§  Tourism and (dis)ability

§  Technological advancements

§  Tourism niches  and policy implications ( medical tourism, spa and wellness, heritage, gay etc.)

§  Changing communication modalities

§  Consumer responses to new technology

§  Ethical issues

§  Innovations in Destination Management Organizations

§  Destinations and regionalism

§  Human resource management



§  Submission of abstracts: 23rd August 2019

§  Notification of acceptance: 31st August 2019

§  Conference:   11-13th December 2019

§  Full Papers (for consideration for Journal Special Issues): 10th January 2020


Full papers from the conference will be considered for publication in special issues of the following two refereed journals:

Anatolia: an international journal of tourism and hospitality research -

Tourism Culture and Communication-


How to apply

Abstracts should be no more than 300 words in length and should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document. Abstracts should include your name, the name of your organisation and your contact details.  Please submit your abstract via the following link:


Please follow the link to the conference website for further details -

Contact the Conference Chair Dr Sherma Roberts – sherma.roberts [at]