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2020 In-between Conference

Chiang Mai, Thailand (April 1-5)

Conference of the ISA RC50


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Key Dates

Deadline for abstract submission: 15th of October 2019

Notification of acceptance: Friday 1st November 2019

Early Bird Registration Deadline: Sunday 1st December 2019

Keynote speaker announcement: Dr. Wantanee Suntikul



School of Hotel and Tourism Management,

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong




Dr. Wantanee Suntikul is Assistant Professor at the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her core research interest and expertise are in cultural tourism destinations, political and social aspects of tourism development, religion tourism, heritage tourism, war tourism and gastrodiplomacy and tourism. She holds projects in Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, China, Hong Kong, Macao and Bhutan.  Dr. Suntikul’s recent books include “Tourism and Political Change”, “Tourism and Political Change” (2nd ed.), “Tourism and War”, “Tourism and Religion: Issues and Implication”, and Dr. Suntikul is also Joint Editor-in-Chief of the journal “Tourism, Culture & Communication”.

List of sessions (click on each to read session description)


  1. Bangkok street food: conflicting discourses of tourism and modernity. Chair: Ray Boland

  2. Agency and authority in the representations of people, places, pasts and presents. Chairs: Keith Hollinshead & Rukeya Suleman

  3. Tourism as a legitimizing discourse. Chair: Evi Eftychiou

  4. Community-based Tourism in Asia. Chair: Claudia Dolezal

  5. Gender and Work in Asia’s Tourism Economies. Chairs: Sirijit Sunanta & Alexander Trupp

  6. Imagined sustainability? Going beyond the image. Chairs: Can-Seng Ooi & Liu Jun

  7. The Power of New Urban Tourism: Representations and Contestation. Chairs: Sybille Frank & Anna Laura Raschke

  8. Gentrification:  Local (Urban) Image Development Instrument while Carrying Out Cultural/Creative Tourism. Chair: Virginija Jurėnienė

  9. Crossing (your own) borders. Chairs: Jack Shepherd & Daniel Laven

  10. Glocalisation/globalisation strategies for in sustainable tourism in rural communities. Chair: Barbara Tomasella

  11. Tourism in Asia: Multi-identities and Representations. Chair: Ploysri Porananond

  12. Walls and borders. Chairs: Anne Hertzog & Rami K. Isaac

  13. The Reframing of Narratives of Representation and Identities in the Branding of Coastal and Maritime Tourist Areas. Chairs: Rico Lie & Loes Witteveen

  14. Thinking Critically / Thinking Creatively: The Unfurling Imaginary of Soft Science Approaches In Tourism Studies / Related Subjects. Chairs: Keith Hollinshead & Rukeya Suleman

  15. Disaster, Risks and Tourism Resilience. Chairs: Saranphat Chotmanakul, Yuthasak Chatkaewnapanon, Kannapa Pongponrat