Archive for March, 2012

International Conference on Literary Tourism

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

Tatilat-e-Now Research Center with the cooperation of universities, private, public and non-for-profit organizations is to hold a two-day long conference, regarding tourism and literature, in Tabriz, Iran, on 26-27 September, 2012. All those interested in tourism and literature are invited to submit their abstracts of no more than 3oo words by 21, May, 2012 to: info@literarytourism.ir .

Areas of interest include (But are not limited to):

1. Literature and tourism:

· Classical literature and tourism

· Modern literature and tourism

2. Principles of literary tourism

3. Literary tourism supply and demand Aspects

· Nature of tourists’ experiences visiting literary attractions

· Literary tourism typology

· Resources, attractions and activities of literary tourism

· Infrastructures, facilities and services of literary tourism

· Domestic and international markets of literary tourism

4. Planning, managing and marketing literary tourism

· Literary tourism planning process

· Strategic policies for literary tourism development

· Role of literary tourism in children education

· Marketing challenges of literary tourism

· Visitor management in literary tourism attractions

· Effective marketing for literary tourism

5. Impacts of literary tourism

· Economic impacts of literary tourism

· Tourism, literature and peace

· Social and cultural impacts of literary tourism

6. Development and evaluation of literary tourism projects

7. Iran’s potentials in literary tourism

8. Identification and designing literary tourism trail for Iran

9. Media and literary tourism

· Film and literary tourism

Conference scientific convener: Ismaeel Ghaderi ( Phd)

Conference executive: Arash Nooraghayee

Note: Deadline to submit abstracts (Final Call): 21 May 2012 (Decisions are reached in less than 4 weeks after the abstract submission)

Our aims:

The first aim is to provide opportunities for academics from a range of disciplines and countries to share their research both through the conference podium and its publications.


The second aim of the Conference is to provide opportunities for academics to receive informal in-depth feedback through discussions and to enable them to establish contact with professionals in other countries and institutions.

The third aim of the Conference is to introduce participants to potentials of Iran and other countries sharing the same cultural background in developing Literary Tourism.