Important Info regarding COVID-2019 – ISCONTOUR 2020 cancelled!

Safety and health for all delegates and participants of ISCONTOUR have the highest priority for the conference organisors. Considering the current global developments regarding COVID-2019 we have decided to cancel ISCONTOUR 2020. 

However, we will print the conference proceedings with all the submitted papers. The book will be available in May 2020 and can be purchased via Amazon.  


8th International Student Conference in Tourism Research (ISCONTOUR 2020)

18-19 May 2020
IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria

Invitation to submit your research paper to the 8th International Student Conference in Tourism Research.

Research papers are invited from the widest spectrum of the below mentioned topics by students and graduates of Bachelor-, Master and Doctoral Degree programmes. Submitted papers must be based on approved Bachelor- or Master-Theses which were submitted between 2018 and 2019, or evaluated seminar papers handed-in between 2017 and 2019.

Topics to be covered at the conference include but are not limited to:

  • Marketing and Management
  • Destination Management
  • Family Businesses in Tourism
  • Tourism Product Development & Sustainability
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Financing and Budgeting
  • Human Resource Management


ISCONTOUR offers students and graduates a unique platform to present their research and to establish a mutual knowledge transfer and networking forum for attendees from academia, industry, government and other organisations.

The targeted audiences include international students, graduates, teachers and lecturers from the field of tourism and leisure management as well as practitioners and anyone interested in tourism and travel.

Important Dates:

  • Paper submission deadline: 12 January 2020
  • Reviewers‘ feedback: by 9 February 2020
  • Submission date for revised paper: 15 March 2020
  • Early bird conference registration closes: 30 April 2020
  • Conference registration closes: 16 May 2020
  • Conference dates: 18-19 May 2020

The best three submitted papers in each category will be awarded!

  • Best ISCONTOUR 2020 Research Paper
  • Best ISCONTOUR 2020 ICT-related Research Paper (sponsored by IFITT)

The awardees of the best three research papers will be rewarded during the conference.

Paper Submission Guidelines

Papers must comprise 12 pages and should be innovative in order to advance the body of knowledge of the related fields. All submissions will be evaluated for novelty, significance and soundness by an international scientific review committee. The Conference Proceedings (in print) will include all accepted papers.

For the paper submission please follow the Author Guidelines carefully.