Information for Authors

The 2021 EATSA Conference will be held in a hybrid format:
ONLINE (on Zoom) and OFFLINE (in Okinawa, Japan).


Please follow these guidelines to ensure your paper is reviewed. Documents that are not prepared according to these formatting instructions will NOT be reviewed.

Call for papers

We cordially invite contributions to the 7th Annual Conference of EATSA (Euro-Asia Tourism Studies Association). 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”. Organized by University of the Ryukyus, the EATSA 2021 Conference offers a worldwide forum for attendees from academia, industry, government, and other organisations to actively exchange, share, and challenge the state-of-the-art research and case studies on travel, tourism, hospitality and recreation. The Annual Conference of EATSA is the premier conference focused on understanding the current state of research in Asia and Europe, with special focus on comparative international studies.

The conference also features world class keynote speakers such as Joseph Cheer,Professor of  Center for Tourism Research at Wakayama University, Japan, Mi-Hea Cho, Professor and Dean of College of Hospitality Tourism Management at the Sejong University, Korea, Keir Reeves, Professor and Dean of Australian History at Federation University, Australia, Hideki Endo, Professor of Faculty of Letters at Ritsumeikan University, Japan, Suchada Chareanpunsirikul, Dean and Professor of Graduate School at Bangkok University, Thailand, Tetsuji Matsubayashi, Owner of Sasayuri-Ann, Japan.

The EATSA 2021 Conference highlights are the:

  • Promotion of The Euro Asia Tourism Studies Journal (EATSJ)
  • Tourism Café Lab – it is a dialogue space to share new ideas and increase collaboration and the exchanges between members
  • Asian Night & European Night- it is special speech by the representative in Asia & Europe and discuss between members at dinner
  • PhD and Masters Symposium – it is a safe workshop space for post-graduate students to get the best outcomes in their studies
  • National Session of EATSA in Japanese – the aim is to encourage and promote local scholarly participation that results in a special issue with the papers in Japanese.


The main theme of the conference is


Localization and Globalization of Tourism in Europe and Asia

The specific topics of interest are listed below.

    • Cultural tourism and heritage management
    • Cultural tourism, culinary culture, and legacy
    • Religious tourism as a means of fostering intercultural and interfaith dialogue, mutual understanding, and universal respects
    • Religious tourism as a sustainability tool for community-led development
    • Cybersecurity and geopolitical interactions
    • Digital marketing and digital experience for cultural tourism development
    • Ethics in tourism issues
    • Experience economy and coastal development
    • Interface connecting technology and humanity in tourism industries
    • Maritime tourism
    • Media and tourism
    • Service and tourism industries
    • Social media and tourism
    • Sports tourism and ecology
    • Sustainable tourism and environment
    • Sustainable tourism development and protected areas management
    • Tourism in smart cities and on smart islands
    • Tourism promotion, communication, and tourism marketing
    • Transport issues and tourism development in detached territories

Submission Guidelines

Please follow these guidelines to ensure your paper is reviewed. Documents that are not prepared according to these formatting instructions will NOT be reviewed.

The abstracts and the paper must be submitted electronically and sent using the forms specific forms (abstract submission; paper submission).

Only full papers presented at the conference  will be published  in the EATSJ or in the Proceedings.

Nevertheless, EATSA does accept extended Abstracts. You can decide if you want to publish your full paper elsewhere. Just mention it by email at

  • Abstract (for the conference)

    • (250 words maximum)
    • Deadline
      January 31, 2021
      Extended March 31, 2021 // Extended May 30, 2021
      Extended June 14, 2021
    • Author’s goal
      To present the paper at
      EATSA 2021
    • Publishing option
      The paper may be published in the Conference Proceedings or it may be resubmitted for publication in the second issue of the EATSJ (in this case the author will be advised by senior academics during the Conference)

Abstract Submission for EATSA (Conference)
  • Full Paper (for the journal or the conference)

Full Paper Submission for EATSJ (Journal)

Important dates

December 1, 2020

Call for Papers

For Abstract (maximum 250 words)
Paper (maximum 5500 words, with references)

January 31, 2021 Extended March 31, 2021 Extended June 14, 2021

Deadline for abstract

February 1, 2021

Opening of Early Bird Registration 

(Unique fee)

paper will be accepted on a rolling basis

Acceptance notification
for abstracts

May 30, 2021

Deadline for full papers (Only for the journal EATSJ)

May 1, 2021

Opening of  Late Registration till 30 May 2021

June 10, 2020 Extended June 21, 2021

Closing of Registration

June 28- July 1, 2021

The Conference


The aim of the EATSJ is to provide a platform to promote our junior European and Asian researchers. It is an Open Access Journal, whose key purpose, is to encourage Early Career Researchers (ECR), PhD and Masters Candidates to publish their research outcomes. It also provides an opportunity for ECRs to manage the editorial board, supported and mentored by our member advisory senior academics. We encourage all aspiring authors to submit their research work for consideration. Our capable editorial board will provide help and support to ease any publication challenges. In this way, our commitment is to assist a new generation of European and Asian tourism researchers to realise their publication potentials.