Ninth International Conference on Tourism & Leisure Studies

June 19 - 21, 2024

Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Welcome to the micro-site for the Ninth International Conference on Tourism & Leisure Studies

Founded in 2015, the Tourism & Leisure Studies Research Network is brought together to explore the economic, cultural, and organizational aspects of tourism and leisure. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.

The Ninth International Conference on Tourism & Leisure Studies calls for research addressing the following annual themes and special focus 

  • 2024 Special Focus—Tourism, Leisure and Change: Transforming People and Places
  • Theme 1: Changing Dimensions of Contemporary Tourism
  • Theme 2: Changing Dimensions of Contemporary Leisure
  • Theme 3: Tourism and Leisure Industries
  • Theme 4: Critical Issues in Tourism and Leisure Studies

We are interested in the following questions: 

  • How to connect conceptual foundations of tourism and leisure to the social and natural sciences and back?
  • How do the practices of tourism and leisure reveal consequential impacts of everyday life?
  • What are the forces that shape the communication of experiences in time and space?
  • In what ways must we consider new approaches, concepts, frameworks, to promote new research, models, and practices? 

Tourism & Leisure Studies Research Network also supports a book imprint and a collection of journals.