8th International Tourism Studies Association (ITSA) Biennial Conference

Sep 3, 2020

 8th ITSA Biennial Conference is a forum for exchanging research ideas and practices in tourism.

This is the second time that the conference will be held in Indonesia and thus it provides a unique opportunity to meet, and develop networks with academics and researchers from around the world. This event is co-hosted and organized by Universitas Pancasila and James Cook University Singapore.


With delegates from many countries gathering and discussing topics within the theme of Culture, People, and Technology – the Driving Forces for Tourism Cities, this is your best opportunity to present your work, distribute information, and meet with academics and researchers with similar or various research interests.

The conference is postponed to December 2020 due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.


Following our earlier announcement on the postponement of the 8th International Tourism Studies Association (ITSA) Biennial Conference to December 2020. We are looking forward to your participation in the conference, which will be held in hybrid format (online and on site) on December 2, 2020.

We are aware of the impact of COVID-19 on travel, accommodation and meeting, but we want to make sure every participant will benefit from the conference. Therefore, we will stream the opening and panel sessions of keynote and invited speakers online, and organize online parallel sessions. For on site participation in Jakarta, we will follow all official requirements and health protocols with care to ensure a safe and enjoyable conference.

Please note important dates as follows :
Abstract/full paper : October 15
Acceptance : October 25
Payment deadline : November 3
Conference : December 2

The main conference in Jakarta, themed “Culture, Tourism and Technology – the Driving Forces for Tourism Cities” will be followed by Singapore Research Workshop on December 5, 2020 (for interested participants).

All papers will be published on ITSA proceedings series with ISSN. Selected papers will be offered publication opportunities in partner journals (following the journals’ submission & publication policies) :

– International Journal of Tourism Cities – IJTC (Scopus-indexed), the official journal of ITSA
– Journal of Tourism Destination and Attractiom – JTDA (SINTA-indexed by Indonesian Ministry of Research and Technology)

Universitas Pancasila, Jakarta and James Cook University in Singapore as co-hosts hope to see you on site or online in December 2020. For further details, please see https://itsaconference2020.com