As tourism research spreads into the social sciences, this Conference will tackle one of the central ontological and phenomenological premises of tourism, the fascination with the idea of ‘Others’. This Conference will explore the seductive powers underlying this immersion of Self in the Other and the forms of social life and exchange its shapes at different scales of social life. It will bring together around 200 academics from more than 30 countries presenting 150 papers during four days. It also includes a film festival, various study tours, an ‘intergenerational’ networking event and a book fair
The philosophy of this event and of the network of researchers who have been organising it is to be open and accessible. For that reason, the registration fees were fixed at a strict cover-cost basis and include all lunches, coffee breaks and a dinner.