Palma (Mallorca) from 25 to 27 October 2007
First Conference of The International Association for Tourism Economics

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The First Conference of the IATE is an opportunity for researchers, scholars and practitioners to come together and exchange ideas for discussing key developments in the field of tourism economics.

Papers that address applied issues on the field of tourism economics using rigorous techniques of analysis, as well as papers that make methodological or theoretical contributions in this area, are welcome. Papers must be written in English. The process of selection will be based on scientific quality and relevance for economic and management policy. In particular, papers on the following fields are especially welcome:

· Tourism Economic Modelling and Competitiveness

· Tourism and the environment

· Economic analysis of tourism demand

· Evaluation of tourism potential of environmental and cultural resources

· Tourism, economic growth and development

· Innovation in tourism

· Economic impact of tourism (IO models and CGEM)

· Tourism, labor market and human capital

· Tourism policy

· Tourism taxation

· Economic analysis of tourism supply

· Transport and tourism


During the conference the IATE’s Constituent General Assembly will meet. Some of the aims of the IATE are to contribute to the development and application of tourism economics as a science, to promote contacts between teachers, researchers, students and institutions interested in the field of tourism economics and to improve communication between tourism economics and other fields in economics.


Scholars in the field of tourism economics have become familiar with a few important conferences which took place in the last three years, namely the Tourism Modelling and Competitiveness Conferences (TTRI, University of Nottingham, 2003-2005), the Tourism and Sustainable Economic Development Conferences (CRENoS/FEEM, University of Cagliari and Sassari, 2003-2005) and the First and Second International Conferences on Tourism Economics (University of the Balearic Islands, 2004-2006). The success of these initiatives has convinced the organizers to be involved in a larger-scale enterprise which is the First IATE Conference.


Types of registration

Early Rate

(On or Before 15th September 2007)

Standard Rate

(After 15th September 2007)

Standard fee

200 €

300 €

Postgraduate student premium fee

100 €

200 €

Postgraduate student fee

50 €

150 €

Registration Entitlements

  • Attendance to all conference sessions, debates and exhibitions
  • Conference satchel
  • Conference proceedings
  • Morning and afternoon teas and lunch on each day
  • Transfers to the Conference from several meeting points and return
  • Formal Evening Dinner
  • Visit to Bellver Castle with evening cocktail

The standard registration fee and the premium student fee include membership to the IATE Constituent Assembly and to the Association once it has been constituted.

Postgraduate Student Registration

Delegates must give evidence of their status as a Postgraduate student.


Organized by:
Department of Applied Economics. University of the Balearic Islands
Tourism and Travel Research Institute
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei
Center for North South Economic Research
Blanco 2

Organizers, sponsors, collaborators