Tourism and Development 2017: Active & Sports Tourism: Feel the freedom of water
29th November – 1st December 2017, Brežice, Slovenia

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Active & Sports Tourism: Feel the freedom of water

29th November – 1st December 2017 - Terme Čatež, Brežice, Slovenia, Europe

Faculty of Tourism, University of Maribor, Brežice, Slovenia

in partnership with:

The Faculty of Sports and Tourism – TIMS, EDUCONS University, Novi Sad, Serbia &

Libertas Business School, Libertas University, Zagreb, Croatia

As tourist practices increasingly expand to provide an ever more diverse array of sensations, the idea of tourism primarily characterized as a visual experience has become challenged by many accounts that foreground enhanced sensations of touch, smell, sound and movement (Edensor 2016). Nowadays, people do not just want a vacation, they want an adventure. Focus of tourist products has moved from just providing relaxing free time for people on their vacations to providing exciting activities whole days with less importance on location and more on activities that can be carried out. Times when all-inclusive was just overeating and over drinking while on vacation are over and people today want a much different all-inclusive offer; an all-inclusive adventure or an in-depth experience. However, to meet different needs this all-inclusive adventure has to be adapted to standards and requirements of people of different lifestyles and living conditions. Responsible and sustainable tourism has to take into account the diversity of tourists in terms of age, mobility, sensory impairments, intellectual disability or health condition, and thus promote universal accessibility – a tourism which can be enjoyed equally by everybody, regardless of one’s abilities (UNWTO 2016).

With the rising demand for adventure tourism, more and more research has been undertaken in the field of active tourism. We seek to broaden this interesting and purposeful research with a special attention devoted to issues of accessibility and social inclusion.

The conference will address the following topics:

Panel/Topic 1: Active tourism

Keynote speaker: prof. Johan Edelheim, Ph.D.

Conference papers should address:

Panel/Topic 2: Sports tourism

Keynote speaker: Damjan Pintar, MSc, Managing Director of Dandi d.o.o..

Conference papers should address:

Panel/Topic 3: Accessible tourism

Keynote speaker: Dolores Kores, MBA - Managing Director of PREMIKI

Conference papers should address:

Important: All the abstracts that will be within the scope of the conference will be accepted for the review process regardless of the issues they address, the issues listed above are intended as suggestive guidelines.

Important dates:

Extended abstract submission: October 16th 2017 (2000 words)

Notification of acceptance of papers: November 1st 2017

Full paper submission: December 31st 2017



About Us

Conference Tourism and Development is organized by three partners, Faculty of Tourism of the University of Maribor, Faculty of Sport and Tourism of the Educons University and Libertas Business School.

This year, the conference is hosted by the Faculty of Tourism of the University of Maribor!



29th November -  1st -December 2017, Brežice, Slovenia



University of Maribor, Faculty of Tourism
Cesta prvih borcev 36
8250 Brežice, Slovenia


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Author: Klemen Turšič