In collaboration with the School of Tourism, Bournemouth University UK, and the Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management IITTM (Ministry of Tourism, Government of India)- the Department of Tourism Studies, School of Management at the Pondicherry University are jointly organizing the proposed ‘influential’ international conference in India. The aim of this important conference is to exchange and debate ‘contemporary international research’ in tourism, events and hospitality domains by inviting researchers around the world for the first time to Pondicherry, a famous tourist destination on the East Coast of India. The conference organisers invite extended abstracts from established scholars and early-career researchers as well as PhD students. This conference will feature outstanding keynote speakers from leading tourism institutions and relevant United Nations organisations providing an excellent opportunity for networking and to exchange cutting-edge ideas. It will also involve publishers, tourism authorities and the tourism and hospitality industry representatives.

This four-day conference will take place at the Pondicherry University campus in Kalapet on the scenic East Coast Road. Conference buses will run from Pondicherry town centre (new name Puducherry) to the University campus in the morning, and back to the town centre at the end of each day. Delegates will be emailed at a later stage with the information about the venues of conference bus pick-up and drop-off points. The registration fee includes access to all sessions, lunches, one conference dinner, and a trip to the monolithic Monuments of Mamallapuram, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

We look forward to welcoming you to Pondicherry in 2014!