Conference - Sustainable Tourism in the Digital World

24-26 September, 2019 Visby, Sweden 

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the Sustainable tourism in the digital world Conference taking place at Campus Gotland of Uppsala University located in the picturesque town of Visby, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a popular tourist destination. 

Call for papers
Important dates
Preliminary programme
NECTAR workshop
Sustainable tourism in practice: stakeholder workshop
Organising committee
Practical information


Call for Papers - extended abstracts

Call for conference papers is being extended to prospective authors, researchers, academics, experts and students to kindly contribute in shaping of the conference and the knowledge society through submissions of extended abstracts and optional full papers. High quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Sustainable Tourism are warmly invited for presentation at the conference. Call for papers

Submit abstract


More speakers to be announced.

Important dates

  • 31 July Extended abstract submission max 700 words
  • 13 August Early Bird Registration Deadline
  • 20 September Registration Deadline
  • 24-26 September  Conference dates


Participation and fees

  • Early bird registration: Includes coffee breaks, lunches, and one dinner €130
  • Late registration: Includes coffee breaks, lunches, and one dinner €200
  • NECTAR members*: Membership for 2019, max 15 participants, first come first served


Photo: Marina Toger

Preliminary Programme

Nectar workshop

NECTAR workshop will be held in one day, Wednesday 25 September.

This workshop allows for 15 paper presentations maximum. The registration is on a first come, first served basis until the list is full. The conditions for the NECTAR presenters include accommodation for one night; and free participation in the remaning parts of the conference including coffee breaks and lunches. 

The NECTAR workshop is open and welcoming for attendance by the rest of conference participants. 

To be a presenter in the workshop requires NECTAR membership for 2019 and registration for this Conference.

Sustainable tourism in practice: stakeholder workshop

On the morning of September 26, we are conducting a workshop in collaboration with local entrepreneurs on Gotland as well as with actors who work at a more general level with cruise travellers. The aim is to collaborate in a service design-inspired process. The purpose is to provide support for Gotland to offer activities and events outside Visby to the cruise tourists.

The focus of the workshop is how the collaboration can increase between local entrepreneurs and actors who work at a more general level with the cruise travellers; Region Gotland, County Administrative Board, Gotland Excursion.

This is an opportunity to gain insight into the challenges and experiences of the practice and to share our experiences as researchers and to utilise our wisdom in a concrete context. The activity might provide ideas and contacts for empirical data for the next research project.

Organising committee

Sustainable visits project team: Sabine Gebert Persson (project leader) dep. of business studies, Karin Ågren dep. of economic history, John Östh and Marina Toger both from dep. of cultural geography, Ulrika Persson-Fischier and Klas Palm from the dep. of engineering sciences, division of Industrial Engineering and Management, and Rickard Grassman from Stockholm Business School.

NECTAR Cluster 5 Leisure, Recreation and Tourism: João Romão (University of Algarve and Hokkaido University), Luca Zamparini (Università del Salento) and Peter Nijkamp (VU Amsterdam)