9th Conference of the International Association for Tourism Economics

9th Conference of the International Association for Tourism Economics

Welcome to the 9th IATE conference to be held at the
UCF Rosen College of Hospitality, Orlando, Florida, USA

Submissions for the 9th IATE conference are now open.
We look forward to seeing you all in Orlando in 2024.


Submissions will be managed by Easychair, an external Conference Management System.

Key Dates and Submission Deadlines
Semester Deadline
Abstract submission: 15 December 2023 (deadline extended)
Semester Deadline
Acceptance notification: 5 January 2024
Semester Deadline
Full paper submission (optional) 8 March 2024

Submissions should be in English and include title, name of the author(s), affiliation, up to 5 keywords and abstract (100 – 500 words) OR extended abstract (up to 2000 words).

Authors with accepted submissions can optionally upload the full paper at a later stage.

9th IATE Call for Papers.



Organizing Committee

Professor Alan Fyall (University of Central Florida, USA)
Professor Stephen Pratt (University of Central Florida, USA; Academic Chair)
Professor Robertico Croes (University of Central Florida, USA)
Dr Jorge Ridderstaat (University of Central Florida, USA)

Scientific Committee
Prof. Andrea Saayman (North-West University, South Africa; IATE President)
Prof. Haiyan Song (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong; IATE Vice President)
Dr Mondher Sahli (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand; IATE Secretary General)
Prof. Gang Li (University of Surrey, United Kingdom)
Dr Sauveur Giannoni (University of Corsica – UMR CNRS LISA, France)
Dr Juan Luis Eugenio Martín (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain)
Dr Vicente Ramos (Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain)
Prof. Neelu Seetaram (Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom)
Dr Laura Vici (University of Bologna, Italy)
Dr Ulrich Gunter (Modul University Vienna, Austria)
Prof. Nicolas Peypoch (University of Perpignan – CRESEM, France)
Professor Stephen Pratt (University of Central Florida, USA)
Professor Larry Dwyer (University of Technology Sydney)
Professor Adam Blake (Bournemouth University)
Professor Eugeni Aguiló (University of the Balearic Islands)
Dr Paolo Figini (University of Bologna)
Dr Sylvain Petit MCF-HDR, (Université Polytechnique Hauts de France)



Conference registration fees (e.g. Early Bird & Standard Fees)
Registration Fees $US
Early Registration (including IATE membership) – before 7 April 2024 $350
Standard Registration (including IATE membership) – from 7 April 2024 $400
Postgraduate Students* $150
Accompanying Person $150
Daily Fee (without Social functions, Gala dinner) $150

*If you are a full-time postgraduate student, you are eligible for ‘postgraduate students’ rate.

Delegate includes Submission fee for one paper, all conference sessions, program and proceedings, conference kit, coffee breaks and lunches, welcome reception, Opening Ceremony, Conference dinner.

Post Graduate student includes Submission fee for one paper, all conference sessions, program and proceedings, conference kit, coffee breaks and lunches, welcome reception, Opening Ceremony, Conference dinner.

Accompanying person fee includes Welcome Reception, Opening Ceremony, Conference dinner.

Daily fee includes: program brochure, conference sessions for registered day, conference kit, coffee breaks and working lunch for the registered day.

Online registrations can be completed via: EventBrite


Keynote Speakers

Duane Vinson
Vice President at STR & Asst Director of the CoStar SHARE Center
William H. Greene
Professor Emeritus of Economics
Sean Snaith, Ph.D.
Director, Institute for Economic Forecasting (IEF)

Welcome Reception
The Black Hammock

Join us for the Welcome Reception at The Black Hammock, where you’ll embark on an exhilarating airboat ride, savor the chance to sample Gator, and groove to live music. Explore more details on the Welcome Reception by visiting the website: https://www.theblackhammock.com/


Preliminary Program

Tuesday May 21  Wednesday May 22 Thursday May 23  Friday May 24
 Morning 1  · PhD workshop  · Registration

· Opening Ceremony

· Plenary Session 1 (Keynote 1 & 2)

 · Registration

· Paper Presentations 4

  · Plenary Session 2 (Keynote 3)
 Refreshments   · Morning Tea   · Morning Tea   · Morning Tea   · Morning Tea
 Morning 2   · PhD workshop   · Paper Presentations 1   · Paper Presentations 5   · IATE General Assembly & Closing Ceremony
 Lunch   · Lunch   · Lunch   · Lunch   · Lunch
 Afternoon 1   · PhD workshop   · Paper Presentations 2   · Paper Presentations 6
 Refreshments   · Afternoon Tea   · Afternoon Tea   · Afternoon Tea
 Afternoon 2   · PhD workshop   · Paper Presentations 3   · Paper Presentations 7
 Evening  · Welcome Reception  · Own Arrangements  · Gala Dinner


Nearby hotels include:

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve secured a special IATE conference rate at the Rosen Inn at Pointe. You can book your stay at the rate of $65.00 per night, plus 12.5% tax, totaling $73.13 per night. To make your reservation and take advantage of this exclusive offer, please visit https://reservations.travelclick.com/2022?groupID=4174621. We look forward to hosting you at the Rosen Inn at Pointe for a comfortable and convenient stay during the conference.

Other nearby hotels:

Hotel Phone Number Address Driving Distance Walking Distance Uber/Lyft
(9:00am fares)
Rosen Inn at Pointe 407.996.8585 9000 International Dr 3 miles 1 hr 2 min $8-10
Rosen Centre Hotel 407.996.9840 9840 International Dr 2 miles 43 min $9-12
Rosen Shingle Creek 407.996.6338 9939 Universal Blvd 2 miles 5 min N/A
Days Inn by Wyndham Orlando 407.352.8700 9990 International Dr 2 miles 36 min $8-10
Best Western Orlando Theme Parks 407.313.4100 6301 Westwood Blvd 2 miles 50 min $8-10
Hyatt Regency Orlando 407.284.1234 9801 International Dr 2 miles 50 min $8-10
Hampton Inn and Suites Orlando 407.313.3030 7448 International Dr 3 miles 1 hr 21 min $8-10
Hilton Orlando 407.313.4300 6001 Destination Pkwy 1 mile 34 min $8-10

How to get to UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management
Orlando, Florida

The Rosen College of Hospitality Management is one of the 13 colleges of the University of Central Florida (UCF), the second largest university in the U.S.A. We are located in Orlando, Florida. Situated in the heart of hospitality, UCF Rosen College also looks like it belongs in a world-class destination: our 159,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art, Mediterranean resort-style campus is the largest facility ever built for hospitality management education.

More information about UCF Rosen College can be found here:
Rosen College of Hospitality Management (ucf.edu)

Transport links to conference location (including national and international access)

As of 2023, the Orlando metropolitan area had an estimated population of more than 2.6 million residents. The region also attracted a record 74 million visitor in 2022, making it one of the most visited tourism destinations in the United States. Nearby airports include Orlando International Airport (10.3 miles or 15 minutes) and Orlando Sanford International Airport (40.6 miles or 43 minutes), making it easy for national and international travel to and from Florida. A new international-focused terminal at Orlando International Airport also demonstrates the region’s commitment to welcoming guests from around the globe.

Nearest Airport: Orlando International Airport (MCO). All major airlines fly to MCO with many direct. If you are extending your trip, you can fly easily from Orlando to the entire United States, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean and South America. For the latter, many flights are routed through Miami (American Airlines Hub) or Atlanta (Delta Hub). Although Atlanta is the largest airport in the world, it is very easy for connecting flights.

Some information about Orlando and USA:

Welcome to the USA: Brand USA promotes the USA as a premier travel destination and communicates U.S. visa and entry policies. Further information can be found at: https://www.thebrandusa.com/

Do I Need a Visa to Travel to the USA: U.S. Visas (state.gov)

Orlando and Central Florida – Things To Do: Although known around the world for its industry-leading theme parks and attractions, there is so much more to offer the discerning tourist when visiting Orlando, Florida. So much so that it is estimated that you’d need 121 days to see everything the destination has to offer! In an article published recently in the UK’s Daily Telegraph, Orlando was described as an “underrated” city with so much more to see and do than simply … heading to the parks! This theme was also taken up recently by Travel+Leisure in their article on Winter Park, a short journey to the north of Downtown Orlando, often described as the European face of Central Florida with its cobblestone streets and Michelin-recognized restaurants. Perhaps the most surprising, and arguably the most stunning, local attractions are the many natural springs that feature across Central Florida. If the thought of meeting a gator makes you nervous, a distinct possibility in the springs, then you may prefer to frequent one of the many beaches on Florida’s Atlantic Coast, only 50 minutes from Orlando. Then again, you need to be careful, especially is visiting New Smyrna Beach, the shark bit capital of the world!!

Visit Orlando Insider Resources https://www.visitorlando.com/visit-orlando-insider/
Beyond the Theme Parks https://www.visitorlando.com/things-to-do/attractions/beyond-theme-parks/

Discover the enchantment of Orlando, Florida,
There’s always something amazing to experience in this vibrant city.

Video created by Visit Orlando. https://www.visitorlando.com/


Here’s what you can do:

  1. Visit the Theme Parks: Dive into the magic of Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, and SeaWorld Orlando. Immerse yourself in thrilling rides, incredible shows, and meet your favorite characters.
  2. Explore Nature: Discover the stunning beauty of Orlando’s natural wonders. Hike the trails in the nearby state parks, go boating on one of the many lakes, or simply relax in one of the city’s beautiful gardens.
  3. Culinary Delights: Indulge your taste buds in Orlando’s diverse culinary scene. From international cuisine to local favorites, there’s something for every palate. Don’t miss out on the food festivals and farmers’ markets.
  4. Arts and Culture: Immerse yourself in the arts by visiting the Orlando Museum of Art, catch a Broadway show at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, or explore the local art galleries and street art scenes.
  5. Outdoor Adventures: Get active with outdoor activities like golfing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and more. Orlando’s year-round pleasant weather makes it ideal for outdoor enthusiasts.
  6. Shopping Extravaganza: Shop ’til you drop at the upscale malls, boutique stores, and outlets. Orlando is a shopper’s paradise with something for every style and budget.
  7. Nightlife: Experience the vibrant nightlife with trendy bars, live music venues, and dance clubs. The city comes alive after dark, offering entertainment for all night owls.
  8. Community Involvement: Join local volunteering opportunities and make a positive impact on the community. Orlando has various organizations that welcome helping hands.
  9. Family Fun: Create lasting memories with your loved ones at family-friendly attractions, including mini-golf, water parks, and interactive museums.
  10. Plan Your Staycation: If you’re a local, consider a staycation. Book a weekend getaway at one of Orlando’s luxurious resorts or unique accommodations.

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