Palma, from 23 to 25 October 2013
Celebrating and Enhancing the Tourism
Knowledge-based Platform: A Tribute to Jafar Jafari

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This seminar celebrates and honours the contribution to tourism research and education of the life and work of Professor Jafar Jafari. For decades, Jafar Jafari's entrepeneurial spirit, creative mindset and personal commitment have resulted in the renewal and development of tourism scholarship.  Examples of Professor Jafari's outstanding contribution are the founding of Annals of Tourism Research of which he was the Editor-in-Chief for 35 years and the International Academy for the Study of Tourism.

In addition to acknowledging the contribution of Jafar Jafari to tourism scholarship, the main purpose of this seminar is to expand and develop the tourism knowledge-based platform by inviting researchers to revisit, analyse and expand the legacy of Jafar Jafari in the fields of tourism paradigms, tourism research frontiers and tourism education.

The tourism knowledge-based platform is grounded in a holistic treatment of tourism. Its research enquiry deals with tourism as a whole, not just its impacts or forms, so that tourism underlying structures and functions can be brought to light. Its main goal is formation of a scientific body of knowledge on tourism.


University of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Key Dates:

Deadline for submission of abstract 1st May 2013
Confirmation of abstract acceptance 14th June 2013
Optional submission of full paper 15th September 2013


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