Call For Papers

Thursday, 15th July 2021 (online)
The unprecedented COVID19 health crisis has brought the world to a standstill, and tourism has been the worst affected of all major economic sectors. However, even if COVID19 has brought tourism to uncharted waters, our knowledge from previous crises shows that the industry can quickly recover and return to normality. A precondition of this is to regain the holiday intention of visitors, also taking under consideration that in travel, tourism and hospitality, destinations and organizations need to gain the highest possible resilience when facing inevitable crises and disasters. The Summit welcomes theoretical, empirical, experimental, and case study research contributions. These contributions should clearly address the theoretical and practical implications of the research in reference. The proposed topics can include but are not limited to the following:
  • Risk and crisis management
  • Disaster and crisis management operations
  • Crisis management communications
  • Tourism, hospitality, events and aviation resilience management
  • Destination resilience and crisis resolution
Abstract Submission

An abstract between 400 to 500 words (excluding references) should be submitted. The abstract should include an indication of the purpose of the research, the interdisciplinary approach taken, the methods used and the key (expected) findings.  The abstract should be submitted via email to

Key Dates

~ Deadline for abstract submission: Sunday, 25th April 2021
~ Notification of acceptance: until Sunday, 23rd May 2021
~ Registration Deadline: Thursday, 1st July 2021
~ Venue: 15th July 2021


The International Summit has NO fees, and the registration is free.

Online Presentation

Due to the COVID-19 travel restrictions and the rapidly changing conditions of the pandemic, the summit provides the ability to authors to present their cases online.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Dr Andrea Caputo, University of Trento, Italy.
Expertise: Entrepreneurship and Negotiations
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Dr Nikolaos Pappas, University of Sunderland, UK
Expertise: Crisis Management Communications in Travel and Tourism
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Professor Alexandros Paraskevas, University of West London UK
Expertise: Hospitality Crisis Management.
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Mrs Maria Gatsou, Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Greece
Position: General Manager
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Mrs. Kimarli Fernando, Sri Lanka Tourism, Sri Lanka
Position: Chairperson – Sri Lanka Tourism
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Dr Auliana Poon, Leve-Global / Tourism Intelligence International, Trinidad and Tobago
Position: Managing Director
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The project is funded by the UKRI – Global Challenges Research Fund.
Key Contacts
Inoka Gunarathne, ICBT, Sri Lanka
Head of the Organising Committee
Dr Nikolaos Pappas, University of Sunderland, UK
Head of the Scientific Committee