Title of the Conference : Contemporary Approaches and Challenges of Tourism Sustainability

The conference will focus on a broad range of topics related to tourism, including (but not limited to):

Tourism Development, Policy and Planning
Community Responses to Tourists and Tourism
Economic/Social/Environmental/Cultural Impacts of Tourism
Tourism Education and its Role in Managing Sustainable Tourism Development
Alternative and Special Forms of Tourism
Destination Marketing and Management
Challenges and Best Practices of Hospitality and Tourism Marketing and Management
Strategic Management  in Tourism
Managing Human Resources in Hospitality and Tourism
Ecotourism, Agro-tourism and Rural Tourism
Global Economic Crisis and Tourism
Evolving Tourist Behavior
Communication in Tourism

Global Change and Tourism: Socio-Cultural Issues
Tourism and Regional Development
Sustainable Tourism
Business Meeting and Sustainable Urban Development
Tourism Mobilities and Urban Space

Dimensions and Perception of Services Quality in Tourism
Measuring Service Quality and Customer Satisfaction
Logistic and Transportation
Technology and its Impact on Quality
The Importance of Quality Management in Tourism Destinations
Benchmarking in Tourism
Total Quality Management in Tourism

Submission of Contributions

Abstracts and papers for CACTUS 2017 should only be submitted via the online submission tool.

The abstract must follow the Abstract Template provided (about 250-350 words).

Full paper submission
Please submit your contribution as a paper of 10 to 15 pages, written in English.
Papers should follow the recommendations provided and must use the template: Full Paper Template

All submitted papers will be judged based on their quality and relevance through double-blind peer reviewing.

In order to assess the quality of a scientific paper, the following structure of the paper is highly recommended: Introduction; Literature review / Review of the scientific literature; Research methodology; Results and discussion; Conclusions.

Presentation of accepted papers

Accepted papers will have to be presented at the conference (conference tracks, online session). The organizing team will publish the time slots at least one week before the conference on the website.


Papers submitted will be published in special issues/volumes of the following international peer reviewed journals:

– best quality papers in Amfiteatru Economic, indexed in Thomson Reuters Master Journal List (Impact factor 2015 – 0.564, Social Sciences Citation Index, Social Scisearch,  Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition), Elsevier B.V. Bibliographic Databases (SCOPUS), EBSCO Publishing, ProQuest, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Journal of Economic Literature (EconLit), Research Papers in Economics (RePEc).

– by authors request in CACTUS Tourism Journal for research, education, culture and soul (CACTUS-RECS), indexed or listed in Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory, Open Academic Journals Index (OAJI), International Institute of Organized Research (I2OR) database, Academic Keys, The Polish Scholarly Bibliography, (Pending) Research Papers in Economics (RePEc).


The CACTUS Best Paper Award (2017) will be given to the most valuable paper presented at conference tracks.