Tourism, Culture and Heritage in a Smart Economy – 3rd IACuDiT Conference


Building on the success of the previews conferences, the 3rd International Conference of the International Association of Cultural and Digital Tourism (IACuDiT) is to be held in Athens, Greece, on May 19-21, 2016, with the theme “Tourism, Culture and Heritage in a Smart Economy”.

The aim of this conference is to gather people from academia, industry, government, and other organizations, in order to discuss and develop new perspectives in the field of tourism, travel, hospitality, culture and heritage, leisure, and sports within a knowledge society in a smart economy.


Conference Themes/topics: topics include but are not limited to:

  • Knowledge economy and Smart Destinations
  • ICTs Adoption for Regional Development, Sustainability and Tourism Experience
  • Emerging technologies, Mobile Services, Gaming, Gamification and Augmented Reality
  • Location-based Services, Internet-of-Things and Smart Cities
  • Heritage and Museum Management in the Digital Era
  • Digital collections and the virtual visitor
  • Innovations in museum interpretation and collections management and Cross cultural visions
  • Cultural and Digital Tourism Statistics, Economics and Forecasting
  • Cultural tourism Policy, planning, and governance
  • Cultural and Digital Tourism Marketing, Management and e-learning
  • Tourism Consumer behavior, decision making, experience and satisfaction
  • Sport tourism, Innovations in sports tourism/Sports as cultural heritage
  • Festivals and events, lodging and MICE marketing and management
  • Competitiveness, corporate social responsibility, Service excellence and service quality
  • Social media, Social Networking and ICTs for Partnership and Collaboration
  • Human resources management and strategic leadership development
  • Innovation, creativity and change management
  • Financial and performance management regarding cultural and heritage tourism topics
  • Emerging research methods and methodologies
  • Wine tourism and gastronomy
  • Cultural landscape and tourism
  • Film tourism
  • Spiritual tourism
  • and other topics of contemporary significance in hospitality and tourism with a global focus

The International Association of Cultural and Digital Tourism (IACUDIT) is a global network of people, projects and events, that bear on a wide range of issues of concern and interest in cultural and digital tourism, in an era of major global changes. We promote and sponsor discussion, knowledge-sharing and close cooperation among scholars, researchers, policy makers and tourism professionals. We believe that: “Technological changes do not influence the missions of cultural tourism actors in the areas of promotion and product development, but rather the manner of carrying them out.” 



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