Consumer Behaviour in Tourism Symposium

The annual Consumer Behaviour in Tourism Symposium (CBTS) provides an opportunity for tourism scholars and practitioners to exchange ideas, share perspectives, present scientific studies, and explore their results. As in past years, CBTS 2024 will provide the opportunity for both established and emerging researchers as well as practitioners to discuss new and emerging directions in research and practice in the field. The scientific committee welcomes theoretical and empirical research contributions in the form of structured abstracts that relate to the event’s overarching theme focusing on consumer behaviour and sustainability.

Key Dates

CBTS 2024 will again be hosted by Breda University of Applied Sciences. The event will be held in the same week as the ATLAS Annual Conference 2024 which will also take place on BUas Campus (25-28 June 2024).

CBTS 2024 is organised in conjunction with the Competence Centre in Tourism Management and Tourism Economics (TOMTE) at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy).

31 Mar 2024

Abstract submission deadline

15 Apr 2024

Acceptance notification

24 – 26 Jun 2024


”CBTS provided ample opportunity to network with academics researching consumer behaviour in tourism. A combination of inspiring keynote addresses, contextualised research, and industry workshops which focused on exploring the managerial and operational influence of the key thematic areas, made CBTS an invaluable platform for immersing oneself into a broad range of current topics.”

— Dr Emma Pope, University of Derby (2018)

CBTS 2024 will take place on the beautiful and vibrant Campus of Breda University of Applied Sciences, in the Netherlands.

From 24 to 26 June, the Academy of Tourism will once again welcome Academics and Industry Experts, to discuss the conference’s theme and also to visit the welcoming city of Breda.