TTRA 2009 European Chapter Transport and Tourism (TTRA_EU09)

Venue: Rotterdam/Breda

Location: Rotterdam/Breda, Netherlands

Event Date/Time: Apr 22, 2009 End Date/Time: Apr 24, 2009
Registration Date: Apr 10, 2009
Early Registration Date: Mar 01, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Oct 31, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Feb 27, 2009
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Call for Papers TTRA2009
TTRA European Chapter Conference
“Transport and Tourism: Challenges, Issues and Conflicts”

22 – 24 April 2009, The Netherlands


Although tourism’s very existence depends on transport, most researchers in transportation and logistics show little interest in tourism and travel, and few tourism researchers focus on transport issues. Important new technological developments in transport – e.g. the invention of passenger trains and jet aircraft – have always provided significant opportunities for the tourist industry. At the same time, tourism also has a major impact on transport modes and networks through its ability to supply additional motivations for leisure and business travel. There is , therefore, a strong interdependence between tourism activities and transport systems, both of which have expanded at a large scale. However, this continued growth over many decades may be threatened in the near future by global factors such as climate change and security issues. The impact of transport on the environmental quality of destinations (e.g. noise and air pollution, damage to nature and landscapes) may increasingly set limits on tourism growth.

Integrated knowledge of transport and tourism is essential to develop destinations, tourism enterprises and effective tourism policies, and to cope with emerging local and global issues and conflicts. There are four sub-themes:

1. Global transport developments: air transport congestion, low cost carriers and regional airports, climate change, effects of oil prices (peak-oil), revival of (high-speed) rail, tourism flows, the cruise tourism boom, emerging transport technologies.
2. Transport and logistics at destinations: infrastructure, networks, accessibility, transport mode choice and mode shifts, route information, safety and security issues, logistics of goods and waste, transport-based tourist attractions, airports, railway stations, (mega-) events.
3. ICT in tourism and transport: e-ticketing, GPS applications, internet booking, video-conferencing, imagineering, electronic logistic support systems, ICT in transport network management and capacity planning, security systems, virtual travel.
4. Ethical issues and sustainable development: climate change, local transport induced environmental problems, pro-poor/community based tourism, cross-cultural and economic guest-host issues, voluntary tourism in developing countries.

Of course also papers dealing with other tourism research subjects than the main theme are most welcome at this conference.


Mike Bérénos (Hasselt University), Rob Davidson (University of Westminster), Frédéric Dimanche (CERAM Business School), Isabelle Frochot (Université de Savoie), Jos Gadet (InHolland University of Applied Sciences), Sheila Flanagan (Dublin Institute of Technology), Carlos Lamsfus (CICtourGUNE), Martin Landré (NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences, editor), Angelique Lombarts (InHolland University of Applied Sciences), Berendien Lubbe (University of Pretoria), Robert Maitland (University of Westminster), Herman Mensink (NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences), Paul Peeters (NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences), Jan Willem Proper (NHTV University of Applied Sciences), Jarmo Ritalahti (Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences), Karel Werdler (InHolland University of Applied Sciences)


Presentation abstracts (300-500 words) by both academics and practitioners are welcome in the following categories:

• research papers
• case studies
• applied (industry and sector) papers
• master and doctoral student papers

Abstracts should be submitted by Friday October 31st. They will be double-blind reviewed. The result of the review including acceptance or rejection will be sent no later than December 15th.

Full papers should be submitted by Friday February 27th 2009.

Abstracts should be submitted using the prescribed submission form. In case of a multi-authored abstract, the form should only be submitted by the corresponding author. Please send the completed form to the editor at Further information on the conference website:

Papers must be written in English and follow the authors instructions issued by the editor.

Accepted papers and case studies will be published in the 2009 TTRA Europe Conference Proceedings. A selection of reviewed papers will be published in the European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research. There is an opportunity for authors to re-submit papers for this purpose.