Tourism and Cross-Cultural Communications (TCCC2006)

Venue: Hotel \"Admiral\"*****

Location: Varna, Bulgaria

Event Date/Time: Oct 19, 2006 End Date/Time: Oct 22, 2006
Registration Date: Oct 01, 2006
Early Registration Date: Oct 01, 2006
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 01, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Sep 01, 2006
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Description

Consortium “European Educational Seminars” and
The Association EURO-TOQUES-Bulgaria

Kindly invite you to the


INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

“TOURISM AND CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS”

Bulgaria, Golden Sands, Hotel “Admiral”*****
19-22 October 2006


The focus of the Conference will be on the ways in which the tourism explores the cross-cultural encounters and brings people closer to each other.
Societies in SEE perceive tourism as powerful instrument for economic development, employment, international cooperation and peace, not at least also as driving force of sustainable development. Tourism brings together people from different countries, cultures, religions, and ethnos and in this way it can contribute to the elimination of cross-cultural divide. The tourism industry can help in overcoming misperceptions about the SEE-countries in the Western world.
Call for Papers
We invite papers to examine and challenge the tourism and cross-cultural communications in our changing world. We are especially interested in inspiring papers in the following areas:
· Role of tourism for improving the cross-cultural communications
· Role of tourism for combating the cultural divide
· Cultural heritage and tourism development
· Use of common language of Art and Nature in tourism
Papers must be written in English and consist of no more than 8 pages, including references, appendices, and figures. Papers must include title, author names, affiliations, contact details, body, and references.
Papers can be submitted to: limasol@consultant.bg
If you have any questions relating to the submission of papers please mail limasol@consultant.bg
For all accepted papers at least one author must attend the conference and present the ideas contained in the paper.
Important Dates
· Conference Registration Opening: 10th of March 2006
· Submission of papers deadline: 1st of August 2006
· Final Program Announcement: 20th of September 2006
· Registration Closing: 1st of October 2006
The Conference will start at 20:00 h. on 19th of October and will end at 10:30 h. on 22nd of October 2006.
Conference fee: 350 Euro (300 Euro for accompanying persons)

NON-RESIDENTIAL RATE: 200.00 EUR
Accommodation, breakfasts, lunches and dinners at the event are provided in hotel “Admiral”*****. All presentation facilities will be available. The conference fee for participants includes also the conference materials and coffee breaks during the sessions. To all guests two exciting trips will be offered free of charge: to Varna city (the maritime capital of Bulgaria) and to Balchik Palace and Botanic garden).
Travel Information

Hotel “Admiral”***** is situated on the beach in the centre of the Gold Sands Resort, at 10 km. from Varna – the maritime capital of Bulgaria. You can access the resort via:
Plane – the participants will be welcomed at the Varna airport and the transport to the hotel will be provided.
Train – take the bus N9 to Golden sands from the Varna railway station
Car – Golden Sands are situated at 20 km. North from Varna (take the highway along the sea)
Contact Details
If you have any questions, please email limasol@consultant.bg
The expected maximum number of participants is 50. Please book early to avoid disappointment.



Preliminary Conference Program

THURSDAY 19 OCTOBER 2006
14.00 Arrival, registration and accommodation.
20.00 Welcome-dinner at hotel restaurant.

FRIDAY 20 OCTOBER 2006
07.00-09.15 Breakfast
09.30-11.00 Opening ceremony
11.00-13.30 Session 1
14.00-15.00 Lunch
15.00-18.00 Coach pick-up for tour to Balchik town with visit of the Palace with unique botanical garden.
18.15 - 20.00 Session 2
20.00 Dinner - hotel restaurant.

SATURDAY 21 OCTOBER 2006
07.00-09.15 Breakfast
09.30-13.30 Session 3
14.00-15.00 Lunch
15.00-18.00 Coach pick-up for tour to Varna city .
18.15-20.30 Session 4
21.00 Farewell dinner - hotel restaurant.

SUNDAY 22 OCTOBER 2006
07.00-09.15 Breakfast
09.30-10.30 Closing ceremony.


GENERAL REMARKS

Residential prices include: accommodation in single room for 3 nights, 3 breakfast, 2 lunches, 3 dinners, coffee - breaks and 2 coach tours and conference fee.

Non-residential rates include : 2 lunches, 3 dinners, coffee-breaks and conference fee.

Rate for accompanied person include: accommodation in double room for 3 nights, 3 breakfast, 2 lunches, 3 dinners and 2 coach-tours.

Payment must be received before a booking can be secured.

Payment should be made to:

IVIS - IVAN STOYNOV ET - Sofia
Bank details: IBAN BGS9UBBS78271014282811 BIC UBBSBGSF

In the event of a booking cancellation received up to and including 3 October 2006, a 50 EUR administration charge will be deducted from any refunds.

No refund will be made for any cancellations received on or after 4 October 2006.

The official tour-operator of the event is IVIS Travel Agency - Sofia, Bulgaria.
Contact : ivis@cablebg.net, ivis@datacom.bg 74 Graf Ignatiev str. 1142 Sofia
tel.00359 2 9876927 tel./fax 00359 2 9818218


REGISTRATION PROCEDURE
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To reserve a place on the conference, please send a bank transfer, for the full amount required in EUR, plus a completed application (see below) to:

APPLICATION:

The payment should be sent to the IVIS accompanied with a letter with the following information:
Your surname:…………………………………………………………Your first name(s):…………………………………………..
Your institution:…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Your email address:…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Your preferred mailing address:………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Your telephone number(s):……………………………………………….Your fax number:…………………………………….
Indicate whether you wish to be resident or non-resident.
Indicate whether you wish to have accompanied person.
FEES can be paid by the sender.
Plus your signature if you are registering by letter. With an email registration a signature is not required.

Venue

Golden sands
Varna
Bulgaria
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