Scopes and Themes

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

Heritage Tourism (HT): Frameworks & Concepts

  • Heritage in the history of travel and tourism
  • HT as a distinct form of cultural tourism
  • Postmodernist aspects of HT
  • HT in the process of globalization, homogenization and ’sameness’ of the world
  • Glocal aspects of heritage
  • Authenticity, commercialization and commodification in HT
  • Spirit of place, sense of place, and identity branding in HT
  • The use of heritage in creative tourism
  • Nostalgia and HT
  • Tourist experiences in HT

Heritage Tourism: Destination development

  • Impacts of HT on destination development
  • Tourism, heritage and urban regeneration
  • Political aspects of heritage and HT
  • Case studies on HT destinations and attractions
  • Heritage related festivals and events
  • The value of intangible heritage in tourism
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • The European capital of culture and its impact on the cities
  • Heritage and cultural routes
  • HT and terrorism

Heritage Tourism: Economics, Management & Sustainability

  • HT during tough economic times
  • Heritage attractions, conservation and visitor management
  • Mediating experiences in HT
  • Interpretation and story-telling in HT
  • Customer satisfaction in HT
  • Presentation of contested and uncomfortable heritage
  • HT and community building
  • Cultural, economic and social sustainability of HT
  • HT and IT technologies
  • Future drivers of HT…

Please note: The official BITCO 2018 languages are Serbian and English.

Important Dates

Extended deadline for abstracts and papers!
  • Abstracts and papers should be sent by
    February 15th, 2018

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You are welcome to submit your abstracts for the Conference.

Contact Info

College of Tourism, Bulevar Zorana Djindjica 152a, Belgrade, Serbia