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1st intl. Conference on Tourism, Spirituality in Tehran

The First International Conference on Tourism and Spirituality will be held on 27th & 28th January 2016 and intends to examine the concept of spirituality in tourism.

The International Conference on Tourism and Spirituality (ICTS 2016), first of its kind, will bring together leading researchers and government officials around the world to present their work on the state of Tourism and Spirituality.

The need to travel is an innate need and the movement has been placed in human beings from the beginning of the creation. The spirituality approach to tourism is considered as the most important and profound impact of tourism. Under these circumstances, tourism can be considered as a means of giving meaning to life, finding identity and spiritual growth. In this regard, the conference on Tourism and Spirituality (ICTS 2016) is looking for the direction and tangibility of this capability in different types of tourism.

The First International Conference on Tourism and Spirituality (ICTS 2016) will be held on 27-28th January 2016 and intends to examine the concept of spirituality in tourism. The conference will bring together leading researchers, academics, practitioners, policy-makers, industry and government officials in the domain of interest from around the world to present their work, ideas, and practical experiences on the state of Tourism and Spirituality.

The thematic sections of ICTS 2016 are “Philosophy & Religion”, “Psychology & Morality”, “Culture & Society”, and “Management & Economy”.

The aim of ICTS 2016 is seeking high quality submissions in the broad field of Tourism studies and also to enhance international academic exchanges on related topics and know the most up-to-date academic trends. Never before have there been call for papers, with such diverse expressions on tourism and spirituality.

ICTS 2016 will be organized by University of Science & Culture (USC) in partnership with the Academic Center for Education & Culture Research (ACECR) and aims at providing a forum to share research and discuss ideas and challenges related to spirituality in tourism and address human needs.

Conference Main Topics:

Psychology & Morality;

– The relationship between individual and social ethics of the spiritual tourism approach,
– Civil Rights : a spiritual approach to tourism,
– Indicators of spirituality in a Global Code of Ethics for tourism,
– Spirituality,mental & physical health of travellers.
– Indicating the motives of materialistic and spiritual travelling,
– Psychological characteristics affecting Tourists᾿ spiritual Push Factors,

Culture & Society;

– The relationship between spiritual approaches of tourism,culture and lifestyle,
– The interaction between host and guest communities from the spiritual tourism approach,
– The effects of landscape elements in the spiritual enhancement of tourism,
– The role of media in the spiritual improvement of tourism,
– Tourism, spirituality and peace,
– Tourism and spiritual experiences,
– Comparative studies in the field of culture and sociology from the spiritual tourism approach.

Management & Economy;

– Planning and development of tourism destinations from the spiritual tourism approach,
– New methods in tourism management from the spiritual tourism approach,
– Creating social,organizational and institutional capacities in tourism from the spiritual tourism approach,
– Economic opportunities of tourism from the spiritual tourism approach,
– Competitiveness and new methods of marketing in tourism from the spiritual tourism approach,
– Tourism brand components from the spiritual tourism approach,
– Economic evaluation of the spiritual events in tourism,
– Comparative studies in management and economics from the spiritual tourism approach,
– The future studies on tourism from the spiritual tourism approach,
– Pull factors of spiritual tourism destinations.

Philosophy and Religion;

– The philosophy of a spiritual approach to tourism,
– Materialistic and spiritual components of travelling,
– The role of spirituality in tourism from a religious viewpoint,
– Tourism in post-modern societies from a spiritual perspective,
– Comparative studies in philosophy and religion from the spiritual tourism approach,
– Exploration of the internal and external journey in literature and in religious concepts.

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