Consumer Behaviour in Tourism Symposium

The 15th annual Consumer Behaviour in Tourism Symposium (CBTS) provides an opportunity for tourism researchers and practitioners from all over the world to exchange scientific ideas and results and discuss new and emerging directions in the field.

Key Dates

10 Mar 2023

Abstract submission deadline

20 Mar 2023

Acceptance notification

17 May 2023

Registration deadline

Keynote Speakers

Our renowned and inspiring keynote speakers will share their insights on current and upcoming drivers in a disrupted global environment.

Dr Greg Kapuscinski

Greg is based in the Oxford School of Hospitality Management within the Oxford Brookes Business School. He leads a number of modules on ‘Digital Marketing for Service Industries’, ‘Entrepreneurship and Creativity in Tourism and Hospitality’ and more focused modules such as ‘Tourism Digital Distribution Strategies’. He has been actively engaged in research on destination risk perception and crisis response.

Dr Marion Karl

Marion is a Behavioural geographer and tourism researcher focusing on decision-making theories. She is currently a Senior Lecturer at the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management of the University of Surrey. Her research focuses on the destination choice process and relevant influencing factors, among them perceptions of risk

Dr Cihan Cobanoglu

Dr. Cihan Cobanoglu is the Dean and McKibbon Endowed Chair Professor of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (SHTM) in the Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida (USF), who also serves as the Director of the M3 Center for Hospitality Technology and Innovation. He is a renowned hospitality and tourism technology expert, a Fulbright Specialist and a Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP). He is also the Editor of the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology, co-author of 6 books.

”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 2023 Team

CBTS 2023 will take place on the beautiful and vibrant Campus of Breda University of Applied Sciences, in the Netherlands.

From May 31 to June 2, the Academy of Tourism will welcome Academics and Industry Experts, to discuss the conference’s theme but also to visit the welcoming city of Breda.