The Conference will take place in a hybrid format ONLINE (on Zoom) and OFFLINE (in Okinawa, Japan) from June 28 to July 1, 2021.

We cordially invite participation to the 7th Annual Conference of EATSA (Euro-Asia Tourism Studies Association) in University of the Ryukyus. The Conference will take place in a hybrid format ONLINE (on Zoom) and OFFLINE (in Okinawa, Japan) from June 28 to July 1, 2021. The main theme of the conference is “Localization and Globalization of Tourism in Europe and Asia”. the EATSA 2021offers a worldwide forum for attendees from academia, industry, government, and other organizations to actively exchange, share, and challenge the state-of-the-art research and case studies on travel, tourism, hospitality and recreation. EATSA is the premier conference focused on understanding the current state of research in Asia and Europe.


We have endeavoured to guarantee the highest quality standards at minimum cost. Hence, we took into consideration the suggestions received during the last conference;  that we needed to facilitate and encourage scholars from countries with a lower per capita gross domestic product. For EASTA 2021 and beyond, we have developed a more equitable conference fee structure, with a discount system based on the gross domestic product per capita (based on 2018 World Development Indicators published by the International Monetary Fund).







Full access to all talks ONLINE or OFFLINE, EATSA’s membership, with paper presentation.
ONLINE 40 euros pay by the credit card
OFFLINE 40 euros (5000 JPY) pay at the counter of conference

5,000 JPY



Full access to all talks ONLINE on Zoom, without paper presentation.
You can participate in the debate on Zoom. The conference will be also broadcast on Youtube.

5  €

Non attending member, supporter, etc. 


If you cannot attend, but you want still be a member, or be published

40  €

Professor, researcher, professional, etc.


Full access to all talks & keynotes and 4 tracks, breakout sessions, preconf day, journal publication, submission, EATSA membership, etc

320  €

400  €

Student, PhD Candidate


Full access to all talks & keynotes and 4 tracks, breakout sessions, preconf day, journal publication, submission, EATSA membership, etc

280  €

320  €

Accompanying Person


Full access to lunches and dinners, breakout sessions, extra conference activities

240  €

320  €

Student, Visitor

ONE DAY (without dinner)

One day access to all talks & keynotes and 4 tracks, breakout sessions or the preconf day.
(It does not include EATSA membership, and EATSJ submission)

50  €

60  €



Murasaki Mura (Theme Park), Zakimi Castle Ruins ( World Heritage), Yachimun no Sato (Pottery), Bise Fukugi Tree Street, Ufuya

(Only for participants who are attending the conference as Regular, Student or Accompanying person )

100  €

IMPORTANT: The registration form will apply automatically the discount after selecting your country. 

Discounts will be only available for the cost of the conference and not for the membership or the extra activities. For example, if the Fees are 320 €  and the membership is 40 €, then the discount will be applied only in the conference cost 320€-40€=280€.  So, if the discount is 5%, the final cost will be 280€ – 5%= 266€ + 40€= 306€

IMPORTANT: The discounts are no longer available

  • Group A - Discount on GDP pro capita (>35000$)

    Andorra | Aruba | Australia | Austria | Bahrain | Belgium | Bermuda | Brunei Darussalam | Canada | Cayman Islands (the) | Cyprus | Czechia | Denmark | Estonia | Faroe Islands (the) | Finland | France | Germany | Gibraltar | Greenland | Guam | Hong Kong | Iceland | Ireland | Isle of Man | Israel | Italy | Japan | Kuwait | Liechtenstein | Lithuania | Luxembourg | Macau | Malta | Monaco | Netherlands (the) | New Zealand | Norway | Oman | Puerto Rico | Qatar | Saint Martin (French part) | San Marino | Saudi Arabia | Singapore | Sint Maarten (Dutch part) | Slovenia | South Korea | Spain | Sweden | Switzerland | Taiwan | United Arab Emirates (the) | United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the) | United States of America (the) | Virgin Islands (British) | Virgin Islands (U.S.) |

  • Group B - Discount on GDP pro capita (20000$-35000$)

    Antigua and Barbuda | Argentina | Bahamas (the) | Bulgaria | Chile | Croatia | Curaçao | Equatorial Guinea | Greece | Hungary | Iran | Kazakhstan | Korea (the Democratic People's Republic of) | Latvia | Libya | Malaysia | Mauritius | Montenegro | Panama | Poland | Portugal | Romania | Russian Federation (the) | Saint Kitts and Nevis | Seychelles | Slovakia | Trinidad and Tobago | Turkey | Turks and Caicos Islands (the) | Uruguay

    - 5%
  • Group C - Discount on GDP pro capita (10000$-20000$)

    Albania | Algeria | Armenia | Azerbaijan | Barbados | Belarus | Bhutan | Bosnia and Herzegovina | Botswana | Brazil | China | Colombia | Costa Rica | Dominica | Dominican Republic (the) | Ecuador | Egypt | Eswatini | Fiji | French Polynesia | Gabon | Georgia | Grenada | Indonesia | Iraq | Lebanon | Maldives | Mexico | Mongolia | Namibia | Nauru | New Caledonia | Northern Mariana Islands (the) | Palau | Paraguay | Peru | Republic of North Macedonia | Saint Lucia | Saint Vincent and the Grenadines | Serbia | South Africa | Sri Lanka | Suriname | Thailand | Tunisia | Turkmenistan

  • Group D - Discount on GDP pro capita (5000$-10000$)

    Angola | Belize | Bolivia (Plurinational State of) | Cabo Verde | Congo (the) | El Salvador | Guatemala | Guyana | Honduras | India | Jamaica | Jordan | Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) | Moldova (the Republic of) | Morocco | Myanmar | Nicaragua | Nigeria | Pakistan | Palestine, State of | Philippines (the) | Samoa | Timor-Leste | Tonga | Ukraine | Uzbekistan | Viet Nam

    - 20%
  • Group E - Discount on GDP pro capita (< 5000$)

    Afghanistan | Bangladesh | Benin | Burkina Faso | Burundi | Cambodia | Cameroon | Central African Republic (the) | Chad | Comoros (the) | Congo (the Democratic Republic of the) | Côte d'Ivoire | Cuba | Djibouti | Eritrea | Ethiopia | Gambia (the) | Ghana | Guinea | Guinea-Bissau | Haiti | Kenya | Kiribati | Kyrgyzstan | Lesotho | Liberia | Madagascar | Malawi | Mali | Marshall Islands (the) | Mauritania | Micronesia (Federated States of) | Mozambique | Nepal | Niger (the) | Papua New Guinea | Rwanda | Sao Tome and Principe | Senegal | Sierra Leone | Solomon Islands | Somalia | South Sudan | Sudan (the) | Syrian Arab Republic | Tajikistan | Tanzania, United Republic of | Togo | Tuvalu | Uganda | Vanuatu | Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) | Yemen | Zambia | Zimbabwe

    - 30%


Okinawa or Ryukyu

Okinawa is a prefecture of Japan. It is known as a famous marine resort. Okinawa is famous for having a very exotic culture as well. Actually until 150 years ago, it was the independent country. The name was The Kingdom of Ryukyus (琉球王国). After Meiji era, the king was kidnaped by the Japanese government, then The Kingdom of Ryukyus was vanished to be Okinawa prefecture. In the World War II, Okinawa was the hard battlefield with U.S. After the war, Okinawa was occupied by U.S until 1972. Now Okinawa is known as one of the best marine resort in the world, and also very peaceful island.


Longevity Okinawa " - Film Documentary
National Geographic Karate Gojuryu Okinawa
Okinawa in 3 Minutes (2019)
Visit Okinawa Japan -Four Seasons


There are direct flights to Okinawa from these cities. So it is possible to find the transit point from your country easily.


More information soon


Visit the Embassy of Japan website for the most current visa information.

Entry & Exit:

  • You must have a valid passport and an onward/return ticket for tourist/business “visa free” stays of up to 90 days. Your passport must be valid for the entire time you are staying in Japan.
  • You cannot work on a 90-day “visa free” entry.
  • “Visa free” entry status may not be changed to another visa status without departing and then re-entering Japan with the appropriate visa, such as a spouse, work, or study visa.
  • Japanese immigration officers may deny you entry if you appear to have no visible means of support.
  • All foreign nationals are required to provide fingerprint scans and to be photographed at the port of entry. Exceptions to this requirement include diplomatic and official visa holders, minors, and individuals covered under SOFA Article IX.2. For further information about landing procedures, please visit the Immigration Bureau of Japan’s website.
  • Make sure your passport is valid. Japanese immigration occasionally encounters U.S. travelers attempting to enter Japan on a passport that had been reported lost or stolen and denies entry to such travelers. In many of these cases the U.S. citizen traveler claims they are traveling on a passport that they had previously lost and reported as lost or stolen, but then subsequently found and used for travel. If you have reported your passport lost or stolen, you must apply for a new passport before travel.

Transiting Japan: 

  • Ensure that your passport and visa are valid and up to date before you leave the United States. Passport services are not available at the airport.
  • Airlines in Japan may deny you boarding for transit if you don’t have the required travel documents for an onward destination in Asia or if your passport does not have six months of validity remaining. For the entry requirements of the country you’re traveling to, visit the State Department’s Country Specific Information website.

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