Conference Schedule

Tuesday 28th June

 Registration School of Mangement Foyer 2pm - 5pm
Evening Welcome Reception 7pm
(No dinner has been organised for tonight, there are a wide selection of restaurants in Guildford. Please ask the events team if you would like any information)

Wednesday 29th June

 Conference Papers 9am - 1pm
Lunch 1pm - 2pm
Conference Papers 2pm - 5pm
Hog Roast Dinner - Hillside Restaurant

Thursday 30th June

Conference Papers 9am - 1pm
Lunch 1pm - 2pm
Conference Papers 2pm - 5pm
Gala Dinner by the Lake with Casino and Dancing

 Friday 1st July

 Conference Papers 9am - 1pm
Lunch 1pm - 2pm
Optional Pub Walk 2pm - 4pm

There will be a campus bar open for socialising and networking during different points of the conference.

For more information on keynote speakers please click here


Presentation slots will be 30 minutes long, and presentations should last approximately 20 minutes, with the remaining time for questions/discussion. Presentations will need to be in PowerPoint format, and can be forwarded in advance to the organising team at Please remember to bring your presentation with you on a memory stick when you arrive.


We hope that this conference will offer a platform to share papers (on any aspect of tourism) that are firmly embedded in one or more social science disciplines - thus laying an emphasis on theory as well as context.

Our guests include:

All of whom will engage with the social science theme from their special perspective.

The conference takes place in an academic setting at the attractive Surrey Campus with plenty of on-site accommodation and easy access to LHR, LGW and Central London.

We especially wish to welcome, make feel at home and network new researchers.

Of course we also extend a warm invitation to our old friends too.

Indeed we have attracted over 150 abstracts so far!