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As a vital sector of the global economy, tourism has boomed around the world due to competitive prices and the quality of services offered by host countries. The purpose of this first edition of the conference is to examine innovative practices that meet the expectations of a clientele that has become increasingly demanding, in order to help stakeholders diversify their tourism potential. Indeed, the latest UNWTO Barometer states that international tourist arrivals jumped 7% to a total of 1.322 billion. This remarkable boost is expected to continue in 2018, at a rate of 4% to 5% and expected to be doubled by 2020, especially in emerging countries. Europe for example, which received 63% of international arrivals in 1980, will only host 41% in 2030. While emerging destinations that have experienced a decline in attendance in the past, they aim to intensify the reception of tourists by 2030, twice as much as in countries with "advanced economy". To achieve this goal, the concerned countries should necessarily take advantage of new technologies, with a view to developing innovative services and modulating their offers. In this context, Zurab Pololikashvili, the Secretary-General of the UNWTO posits that "harnessing innovation and digital advances provides tourism with opportunities to improve inclusiveness, local community empowerment and efficient resource management, amongst other objectives within the wider sustainable development agenda". This being said, better competitiveness requires focusing efforts on building an original and strong brand image through creativity and innovation that are key challenges for destinations. This event aims to bring together professionals in the tourism sector, experts, institutions and researchers from several disciplines (management, strategy, marketing, geography, economy ...) in order to bring in-depth reflections on the logics of innovation and competitiveness to help stakeholders to improve their tourism potential and become aware of the need to renew their practices on the model of the perpetual developments in the tourism industry in the world. Finally, this conference will also be an occasion of pleasure and relaxation and in this regard, we invite you to discover the charms of the ‘Pearl of the South of Morocco, Dakhla’. Proposals for papers should fit into one of the following thematic axes:

  • Emerging destinations
  • Governance of tourist destinations
  • Competitiveness of tourist destinations
  • Marketing of destinations and tourism products
  • Attractiveness of tourist territories
  • Innovation in the tourism offer
  • Sustainable tourism management
  • Tourism and technological innovation
  • The innovative tourism business
  • Tourism and heritage management
  • Skills management for innovative destinations

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Proposals and complete papers must be imperatively sent, in Word format to the following email address: conf.tsd2019@gmail.com

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N.B:
The selected best papers will be published in the International Journal of Cultural and Digital Tourism.

CONFERENCE LANGUAGES:
English, French, Arabic and Spanish.

Registration

IMPORTANT DATES:

28th February 2019 Deadline for receipt of the Abstracts.
15th March 2019 Deadline for the notification of acceptance of abstracts by the Scientific Committee.
15th April 2019 Deadline for receipt of the full text of the presentation.
24th and 25th April 2019 Date of the conference
26th April 2019 Social program (Excursion): discovery of the tourist potential of the region of Dakhla.

PARTICIPATION FEE:

Free for PhD students.
   • 120 Euros for all other participants.
   • The participation fee covers:
          -The documentation.
          - 2 coffee breaks
          - 2 lunches.
          - The conference dinner.

Congress Committees

HONORARY COORDINATORS

Director of the National School of Business and Management Dakhla, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco.

- Aziz SAIR

Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Tourism, University of Las Palmas, Spain.

- Juan Manuel BENITEZ

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

ENCG Dakhla, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco.

- Mehdi BOUTAOUNTE

ENCG Dakhla, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco.

- Houssine SOUSSI

ENCG Dakhla, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco.

- Lahoucine ASSELLAM

ENCG Dakhla, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco.

- Lamia EL KAHRI

ENCG Dakhla, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco.

- Asmae EL HIDANI

ENCG Dakhla, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco.

- Hicham El KAISSOUNI

ENCG Dakhla, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco.

- Ouafae BOUCHAF

ENCG Dakhla, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco.

- Hassan AMAAZOUL

ENCG Dakhla, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco.

- Ahmed OUTFAROUIN

President of the Regional Council of Tourism Dakhla Oued Eddahab, Morocco

- Ahmed ABDALLAOUI

Regional Director of the Ministry of Tourism Dakhla Oued Eddahab, Morocco.

- Daif Allah ANDOUR

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Jafar JAFARI, University of Wisconsin, USA.

Juan Manuel BENITEZ, University of Las Palmas, Spain.

Aziz SAIR, ENCG Dakhla, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco.

Rahim ETTOR, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco.

Djamal BENHACINE, University of Munich, Germany.

Mohamed Larbi SIDMOU, Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco.

Abdelhak MOUHTAJ, ISIT, Tanger, Morocco.

Abderrazak GHARBI, Tunis El Manar University, Tunisia.

Marie DELAPLACE, University of Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France.

Eric LEVET-LABRY, University of Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France.

Mimoun HILALI, ISIT, Tanger, Morocco.

Phillip VIALLON, University of Strasbourg, France.

Erick LEROUX, University of Paris 13, France.

Paulo Alexander NUNES, Setubal University, Portugal.

Miquel Segui LLINAS, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain.

Marta Yacob ESCAURIAZA, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain.

Humberto Gosàlbez PEQUENO, University of Cordoba, Spain.

Genoveva MILLAN, University of Cordoba, Spain.

William C. GARTNER, University of Minnesota, USA.

Mohamed Reda KHOMSI, UQAM, Canada.

Jack BULCHAND, University of Las Palmas, Spain.

Vicky KATSONI, University of West Attica, President of the International Association of Cultural and Digital Tourism, Greece.

Achaba ALLAL, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco.

Rachid OUMLIL, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco.

Abdallah ABIL, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco.

Mohammed SGUENFEL, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco.

Latifa BAADAOUI, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco.

Mohamed Hicham HAMRI, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco.

Malika SOUAF, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco.

Abdelaziz BENDOU, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco.

Ahmed AIT BARI, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco.

Abdelaziz BAHOUSSA, Mohammed V University, Morocco.

Mohammed Saber HASSAINATE, Mohammed V University, Morocco.

Hicham ATTOUCH, Mohammed V University, Morocco.

Mostapha OUBRAHIMI, Hassan I University, Morocco.

Safaa LARBI, Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco.

Salima JAZI, Hassan I University, Morocco.

Hassan FAOUZI, Universiapolis, Morocco.

El Ouali EL BALAIDI, ENCG Dakhla, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco.

Mohammed EL AMRANI, ENCG Dakhla, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco.

Hassan REHAIMI, ENCG Dakhla, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco.

Mohcine KODAD, ENCG Dakhla, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco.

Chahida EL IDRISSI, ENCG Dakhla, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco.

Fadoua LEMSAGUED, ENCG Dakhla, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco.

Kamal YASSINE, ENCG Dakhla, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco.

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SOCIAL PROGRAM: (Optional participation)
A one day excursion to Dakhla and its region:
• The White Dune
• The Island of the Dragon
• Saharan lunch
• The Desert and ‘Wetland of Imlili
• Puerto-rico Beach
• Asmaa Thermal Source.
Price: 50 Euros per person

More information about Dakhla :


Link 1 : Oued EdDahab
Link 2 : Dakhla

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COORDINATOR OF THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

El Ouali EL BALAIDIENCG Dakhla,
Ibn Zohr University

Phone +212 661 419 143

Email conf.tsd2019@gmail.com