The Conference

Localization and Globalization of Tourism in Europe and Asia


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 Okinawa, Japan from June 28 to July 2, 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.

    • EATSJ Sessions
      Euro-Asia Tourism Studies Journal (Open Access Journal) round tables
    • Tourism Café Lab
      it is a dialogue space to share new ideas and increase collaboration and the exchanges between members


prof. Shunsaku Hashimoto
University of Ryukyus, Japan
Board Members

Enrico Panai, University of Sassari., Italy

Kevser ÇINAR, Necmettin Erbakan University., Turkey

Desmond Wee, Cologne Business School., Germany

Che-Jen Su, Fu Jen Catholic U., Taiwan

Francisco Dias, Leiria Poly Inst, Portugal

Yanki Hartijasti, Indonesia U., Indonesia

Joanna Kosmaczewska, Bydgoszcz U., Poland

Anne-Marie Lebrun, Bourgogne U., France

Masayuki Maruyama, The International U. of Kagoshima., Japan

Madhuri Sawant, Marathwada U., India

Tamara Rátz, Kodolányi János U., Hungary



Agustín Santana Talavera, La Laguna U., Spain
Aleksander Panasiuk, Jagiellonian U., Poland
Ali Afshar, IHE Eqbal Lahoori, Iran
Anastasia Traskevich, Belarus U., Bielorrusia
Dorothea Papathanasiou-Zuhrt, Artifactory, Greece
Dulcineia Ramos, Leiria Poly Inst, Portugal
Eunice Lopes, Tomar Poly Inst, Portugal
Evangelia Kasimati, Central Bank of Greece, Greece
Graham Busby, Plymouth U., UK
Hilal Erkuş-Öztürk, Akdeniz U., Turkey
Hirofumi Miyagi, Osaka U of Commerce., Japan
Jaime Serra, Évora U., Portugal
Janet Chang, NKUHT U., Taiwan
Jennifer Philips, Plymouth U., UK
Joanna Kosmaczewska, Bydgoszcz U., Poland
João Romão, Yasuda Women’s U., Japan
José Manuel Hernandez-Mogolon, Extremadura U., Spain
Jun-Ren Wang, National Taiwan U., Taiwan

Lina Pilelienė, Vytautas Magnus U., Lithuania
Lucília Cardoso, Lusophone U., Portugal
Marek Nowacki, WSB U., Poland
Maria del Carmen Azpelicueta-Criado, Balears U., Spain
María Dolores Sánchez-Fernández, Coruña U., Spain
Marica Mazurek, Zilinska U., Slovakia
Marlusa de Sevilla Grosling, UFMG U., Brazil
Rajesh Ragde, Marathwada U., India
Robin Nunkoo, Mauritius U., Mauritius
Sandeep Kulshreshtha, IITTM, India
Sang Jun Kim, Kindai U., Japan
Shunsaku Hashimoto, Ryukyus U., Japan
Simon Teoh, Murdoch U., Australia
Sofia Eurico, Leiria Poly Inst., Portugal
Tmo Derriks, HZ U., Netherlands
Venkata Rao, Pondicherry U., India
Yuichi Hirooka, Kyoto Foreign Studies U., Japan


Shunsaku Hashimoto, U. of the Ryukyus, Japan

Naohisa Kakutani, Meio U., Japan

Hirofumi Miyagi, Nihon U., Japan

Sang Jun Kim, Kindai U., Japan

Yuji Kondo, Osaka U.Commerce., Japan

Tomonori Ohshima, Hannan U., Japan

Local Partners

Applying Partners


The EATSA – Euro-Asia Tourism Studies Association is committed to the best practices in Tourism and Hospitality research. This is, to ensure high standards of international cooperation, with the aim to bolster the scientific knowledge in Tourism and Hospitality research.

The members of EATSA should agree to conduct their research, according to the same standards of research integrity, while respecting the laws and sovereignty of the States of all participating parties. In funded international projects, the promotion of good practice and the handling of any potential cases of misconduct, as recommended by the coordinating committee of the OECD Global Science Forum, should be followed.

The EATSA aims to:

  • Promote research and education in the field of tourism, hospitality and recreation in Asia and Europe, with special focus on the comparative international studies.
  • Promote the dialogue among scholars of all scientific disciplines engaged in the tourism studies, in order to move from the current multi-disciplinary approach to a more integrated and trans-disciplinary approach.
  • Foster closer connections between tourism academia and tourism industry
  • Encourage the exchange of research results, practical experience, and ideas by organising conferences, meetings and developing research networks among members and institutions.
  • Promote a more intensive cooperation between European and Asian scholars in the fields of Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation.
  • Disseminate research results through various channels.


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