Wednesday, March 11, 2009
ATLAS conference 2009 call for papers
The Association for Tourism and Leisure Education (ATLAS) Africa and University of Botswana will host the ATLAS Africa conference at the University Of Botswana's Department of Management International Tourism Research Centre in Gaborone, Botswana, on 1-3 July 2009. The Conference is co-organised jointly with the International Geographical Union's (IGU) Commission of Tourism, Leisure and Global Change. The conference, Tourism for Development: Environmental Sustainability, Poverty Reduction and Empowering Communities, will discuss the relationship between tourism and development in African context, focusing on the roles and potential of tourism for development, sustainability in tourism and relations among tourism, environment and communities. A special consideration will be given to the roles and challenges of tourism in the context of the Millennium Development Goals. The deadline for submitting abstracts has been extended to April 15th, 2009: you can find more information on the ATLAS web site.