Educational Travel - Expanding Horizons

Venue: Tallinn University

Location: Tallinn, Estonia

Event Date/Time: Aug 19, 2011 End Date/Time: Aug 21, 2011
Registration Date: Aug 01, 2011
Early Registration Date: Mar 15, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 15, 2010
Paper Submission Date: May 04, 2011
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he aim of this conference is to bring together representatives from a diverse range of organisations including academics, policy makers, industry professionals, community representatives, tourism researchers and others in order to debate key themes and current trends associated with the phenomenon of Educational Travel.

The idea behind this conference is to provide an intellectual space to explore and debate the diverse range of activities and experiences sought by educational tourists and to consider the social, cultural, environmental and economic implications of these. The conference organisers invite contributions which address issues of interest to scholars concerned with Educational Travel in relation to tourism studies, leisure studies, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, and business and management. The conference will also be of interest to public sector tourism organizations, as well as to travel and tourism industry professionals, community representatives and others concerned with the management of Educational Travel in all its forms.

Conference Theme:
Educational Travel is undertaken for a wide variety of purposes and includes both formal and informal experiential learning. It includes, but is not limited to, travel aimed at:

•Satisfying curiosity regarding people, language and culture
•Stimulating interest in art, music, heritage and folklore
•Inspiring concern for the natural environment and geological features
•Deepening the fascination with cultural heritage and historic places

Speakers will address key issues relating to Educational Travel from a range of academic, public policy and operational perspectives. The conference sub-themes provide a coherent logic to the proceedings yet are diverse enough to allow for the articulation of a wide range of perspectives which it is hoped will result in lively debate and provide new insights into the production processed and consumption practice of Educational Travel.


Additional Information

Abstracts of between 300 and 350 words corresponding to one of the conference themes should be submitted for blind review by the 15th of December 2010. Successful authors will be notified by 28th January 2011. A final paper of between 4,000 – 7,000 words is required by the 4th of May 2011 if authors wish their paper to be included in the proceedings. All abstracts and papers should be submitted electronically on the ETF conference “abstract / paper submission form” which will be accessed on the conference web page from November 2010 at (follow the links under submission of abstracts and papers). Enquiries relating to submissions should be directed to Dr William Feighery at: