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ICCT welcomes academic researchers, professionals or policy makers related to the creative industry to participate in this conference, from:
  • Universities researchers 
  • Practitioners related to Tourism, Cinema, and Marketing
  • Practitioners of Creative Industries such as advertising, architecture, arts and antiques, video, film and photography, music, visual and performing arts, publishing, software, computer games and electronic publishing, radio and TV, Craft, and Fashion industry
  • Professional Associations related to Tourism, Creative Industries, Media and Cinema.
  • Organizations related to Cultural or Creative Industries, Tourism and Cinema.
  • Creative Community 
  • Government Representatives

The purpose of the International Conference on Cinema and Tourism is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the advances and business applications of tourism marketing. 

The conference will cover a large range of topics of audio-visual media, destination image, branding and co-creation, organized according to the following eight tracks:

TRACK 1:  Cinema, Creative Industries and Tourism TRACK 2:  Bridging the gap between media and tourism
  • The convergence of culture, creative industries and tourism 
  • Cinema as a dream’s land of tourism and creative industries
  • Cinema and gentrification of tourism destinations
  • Cinema, storytelling and tourism development
  • The jet setting travellers as a valuable niche market
  • Locations based transmedia storytelling
  • Tourism and Media - how to bridge the gap? 
  • The nexus between cultural heritage, media and tourism
  • The convergence of media and tourism marketing
  • Media, narratives and branding image
  • The role of travel journalism in the tourism promotion
  • The role of media relations in crisis communications

TRACK 3:  Creativity and Destination Marketing TRACK 4:  Creative Cities, Creative events and Creative Tourism

  • Urban and regional tourism planning
  • World Heritage and intangible cultural heritage management
  • Glocalisation: managing the global and the local in the tourism industry
  • Co-Creation as a strategic element of tourism destination marketing
  • Cooperation and stakeholder networks in destination marketing
  • Destination marketing, Internet and e-tourism
  • Creativity, innovation and smart destinations
  • Augmented reality and virtual experience
  • Sustainable Tourism Certification

  • Enhancing tourism experience with creative tourism
  • Heritage tourism and cultural experience
  • Creative tourism as a source of growth
  • Creative tourism policies and practices
  • Sustainable tourism and empowerment of local communities
  • Entrepreneurship in tourism businesses
  • Experience economy, value creation and co-creation
  • New tourism products for new costumers
  • Creative tourism as a milestone of local tourism development 

TRACK 5:  New Strategies for Destination Branding  TRACK 6:  Social Media and Co-branding of Destinations

  • Branding and marketing of cities, regions and countries
  • Core competencies of destination brand management
  • Designing and communicating destination brands
  • Tourist created content and destination branding
  • Events, festivals and destination branding
  • E-marketing and social media strategies
  • Big data for smart destinations

  • Social media, social representations and destination image
  • Culture, creativity and destination brand images
  • Social networking, social media and co-branding of destinations
  • Destination brand equity perceptions
  • Brand models for tourism destinations
  • Social media and destination branding
  • Travel Information Search and Retrieval

TRACK 7:  Creative Strategies for Tourism Development TRACK 8:  Promoting Destinations & Film Locations

  • Inter-organizational dynamics (e.g., acquisitions, joint venture, strategic alliances, coopetitive strategies, etc.) in the tourism sector
  • Knowledge economy and Smart Destinations
  • Optimizing tourism destination management
  • Information and communication technologies in tourism
  • Tourism, Culture and Heritage in a Smart Economy
  • Social media, social networking and ICTs for partnership in Tourism
  • Internet-of-Things and Smart Destinations
  • ICT for Regional Development and Sustainability
  • ICT-enabled Partnership and Collaboration

  • Building successful partnerships between tourism and the media
  • The film commissions as a milestone of the tourism development
  • Promoting destinations via film tourism
  • Integrated strategies to promote film locations
  • The sound and image of heritage in the tourism value chain


Abstract submission deadline:  25 June 2016
Abstract acceptance notification: 10 July 2016
Full paper submission: 05 September 2016
Full paper acceptance notification: 20 September 2016
Conference registration: 30 September 2016
Conference dates: 19-20 October 2016

Abstract and full paper submission 

Please follow the submission guidelines presented here: Paper Guidelines
Organizing Committee

Francisco Dias, GiTUR – ESTM/IP Leiria, Portugal
Isabel Marques, Universidade Lusófona do Porto, Portugal
Alexandra Matos Pereira, Universidade de Coimbra, Cepese, Portugal
Lucília Cardoso, Universidade Lusófona do Porto, Portugal
Hugo Marcos, APTUR, Portugal
Scientific Committee
Alexandra Matos Pereira, Universidade Coimbra, Cepese, Portugal
Ana Paula Spolon, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói/RJ, Brasil
Biagio Simonetti, Università degli Studi del Sannio, Italy
Cristina Maria Santos Estevão, Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Dora Aguilacho, University Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, México
Elsa Tavares Esteves, ESACT-IPB Bragança, Portugal
Francisco Dias, GiTUR – ESTM/IP Leiria, Portugal
Evaristo Galeana, University Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, México
Isabel Marques, Universidade Lusófona do Porto, Cepese, Portugal
José Álvarez Garcia, Universidad de Extremadura, Espanha
José António C. Santos, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
José Magalhães, IPP, Porto, Portugal
José Manoel Gandara, Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz, Brazil
Lucília Cardoso, Universidade Lusófona do Porto, Cepese, Portugal
Maria de la Cruz del Río Rama, Universidad de Vigo, Spain
María Sanchez, Universidad de la Coruña, Spain
Noelia Araújo, Universidad de Vigo, Espanha
Vânia Costa, Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave
Vander Valduga, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil 
(…in progress)

The conference is integrated in the IX ART&TUR – International Tourism Film Festival programme. 
The provisional programme will be announced soon.

Publication opportunities

All full papers will be published in an e-book with ISBN, entitled “CINEMA & TOURISM – AN OVERVIEW”, that will be edited by the members of the scientific committee.
Registration fee 

  • Early birds – before 15 September  - 190 €
  • Late Registration – after 15 September - 220 €
  • Second and/or third author - 100 €
  • Second or third paper/presentation by the same author (max. 3) - 100 €
  • Students – free  (if not authors)
The registration fee includes:
  • publication of full papers in the conference proceedings,
  • meals (coffee breaks, two lunches and two dinners) 
  • conference materials
  • free access to the 9th ART&TUR – International Tourism Film Festival

The Conference presentations can be made in English, Portuguese and Spanish.
Abstracts and papers must be written in English.

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