Cultural Sustainable Tourism (CST) - 4th Edition
Cultural Sustainable Tourism (CST) - 4th Edition

Call For Abstracts

  • 11, Oct / 13, Oct 2022
  • University of Maia, Portugal
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The United Nations World Tourism Organization defined Cultural Tourism as a category of tourism that helps tourists to learn about other tourism places and excavate their cultures, arts, literature, and history. It also sheds light on civilizations and their unique impacts on the world these days.

With the world's increased focus on the preservation of archaeological sites and promoting architectural tourism, cultural tourism stands as the guardian of ancient civilizations and promoter of contemporary ones.

One of the objectives of promoting cultural tourism and heritage preservation is to introduce a new understanding of certain cultures and their lifestyles, education, literature, and arts. These are factors that shape the essence of civilizations in the ancient world and the contemporary ages. It also aims to destroy the everlasting stereotypes about old or foreign civilizations. 

Moreover, through focusing on the cultural aspects of civilizations, it is easier to discover new techniques of integration and promoting global dialogue. This has become crucial in the current circumstances where the world joins to face the threats of Covid 19. This resulted in open discussions on how to encourage sustainable tourism and eco-friendly environments.

Therefore, IEREK is organizing the 4th edition of the international conference on Cultural Sustainable Tourism (CST2022) to help researchers discuss sustainable approaches to preserving the cultural heritage of countries across the globe. The conference also aims at creating a mutual understanding of the importance of green tourism through explaining civilizations' various techniques of spreading their cultures.

The 4th edition of the conference is an integration opportunity to allow participants from different cultures and backgrounds to present their unique natures. From the comfort of you home, due to the global threat of Covid 19 and travel restrictions, you can participate in the discussions, attend the sessions, and present your research paper where it will be discussed by world experts and tourism enthusiasts.

Conference Topics
  • 1. Aspects of a Sustainable Tourism

    1.1.Demand for Sustainable Travel and Mobility
    1.2.Governmental Role in Maintaining and improving destinations capacity
    1.3.Community interaction for Sustainable Tourism
    1.4.Development Strategies for Sustainable Tourism
    1.5.Integrated Relational Tourism (IRT) as a Tool of Development

  • 2. Policies and Mechanisms for Heritage Preservation

    2.1.Heritage Preservation and Green Economy Integration
    2.2.Cultural Heritage Diversity and Green Tourism
    2.3.Globalization and Heritage Management
    2.4.Allocating Cultural Heritage and Environmental Resources, Wealth Conservation and Management
    2.5.Heritage Preservation and Integration in Modern planning

  • 3. User Interaction Based Development

    3.1. User Centered Design and Management for Cultural Heritage
    3.2. Heritage Social Role in Sustainable Development
    3.3. How Demographic Shifts Affect the Cultural Identity
    3.4. Social Development in Public and Cultural Spaces
    3.5. Cultural Traditions evolution through the year

  • 4. Social and Economic impacts

    4.1. Conservation of Cultural Heritage and Traditional Values
    4.2. A Responsible Touristic Approach: Stakeholders and user interaction
    4.3. Consumerism and Tourism
    4.4. Tourism Sustainability and Economic Efficiency
    4.5. Economic Sustainability, Concepts & Impacts

  • 5. 5. Future Prospects and Trends of Tourism

    5.1. Digital Technology and E Tourism
    5.2. Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas
    5.3. The Effect of Transportation on Tourism development
    5.4. Health and Safety Development for Tourism
    5.5. Millennials Perception of Destination


  • 6. 6. Sustainable Environment: Geography and Tourism

    6.1. Ecotourism: Principles and Regulations
    6.2. Natural Resources Management
    6.3. Environmental Hazards: Industrialization, Urbanization and Agricultural
    6.4. Heritage in Socio Economic Sustainable Development
    6.5. Geocultural: Effect of Diversity of Places and Culture on Tourism



All accepted papers of the Cultural Sustainable Tourism (4th CST) after the peer-review process will be either published as chapters in the Book Series “Advances in Science, Technology and Innovation” (ASTI) by Springer or in The International Journal of Academic Research Community Publication (ARChive) online by IEREK Press.



The ASTI Book Series by Springer is by highly professional members of an International Editorial Board to ensure a high-quality publication material to be eventually published online and printable.

The ASTI Book Series is indexed Scopus and will be submitted for indexation in Web of Science (ISI) and  EI-Compendex databases. 


Important Note:

To publish your research in the online Journal or Book by 'Springer' and provide it with world-wide visibility, authors must submit an extended version of their short papers that are 8 -12 pages long. 

If you are not sure whether you or one of your co-authors will be able to attend the conference, you should bear in mind that there is a fee to be paid for Audiences (Co-authors, Learners, and Interests). The accepted paper will not be included in the conference proceedings without paying the fee (see Conference Fees for more details). A research paper fee allows only one author, whether main or co-author, to attend the conference and receive only one copy of the conference abstract book in both hard and soft copies. Extras can be requested for a fee shown below.

Keynote Speakers

Norberto Nuno Pinto dos Santos

Director of the Department of Geography and Tourism at the Faculty of Arts, University of Coimbra.

PhD in Human Geography with Aggregation by the University of Coimbra, where he is currently Full Professor. He is director of the Department of Geography and Tourism at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Coimbra (Portugal), where he directs the PhD in Tourism, Heritage and Territory; he is coordinator of RG 3 of CEGOT - Center for the Study of Geography and Spatial Planning (R&D unit of the Portuguese Scientific and Technological System). He is also manager of the Unesco Chair / Unitwin Cultural Tourism and Development, Paris 1 Sorbonne - Pantéon (FLUC-DGT).
He directed several research projects and published more than 60 articles in specialized magazines and dozens of papers in the minutes of events. It has about 50 book chapters and 14 published and / or edited books. It operates in the areas of Social Sciences with an emphasis on tourism, management of tourist destinations, cultural and heritage tourism and local development. 


Xerardo Pereiro

Associate professor of anthropology and cultural tourism, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Portugal.

Xerardo Pereiro holds a European PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Galicia – Spain) and another International PhD in Tourism from the University of La Laguna (Canarias - Spain). He is an associate professor with habilitation (tenure) of anthropology (by ISCTE- Lisbon) and cultural tourism in UTAD (Portugal). He conducts research about tourism and cultural heritage in CRIA (Network Centre for Research in Anthropology - He was the Head of Applied Anthropology First Degree and theTourism First Degree Course of UTAD. It is member of the Editorial Board of several international journals as Pasos, Cultur, Agália, PH, ATLAS Tourism and Leisure Review and so on. He was awarded with 1994 Vicente Risco Award of Social Anthropology and Social Sciences, 2007 FITUR in research tourism and 2011 Sol-Meliá - University of Balears Islands Awards for Tourism Research. 


Ante Mandić

PhD is an Assistant professor at the University of Split, Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism – Department of Tourism and Economy, Croatia.

His teaching and research focuses on heritage destination management, nature based tourism and smart tourism. He has been enrolled as a researcher in several EU founded projects including ShapeTourism (INTERREG MEDITERAN (ERDF MED  Programme); BluTour System (INTERREG V-A 2014-2020, Italy - Croatia CBC Programme, Standard, Priority Axis: Blue innovation); CO-Evolve Tourism Sustainability at local scale through Sustainability Index: Tourism Sustainability Toolkit, Implementing ETIS: Maritime and Coastal Tourism Sustainability Toolkit (ERDF 2014-2020, INTERREG MEDITERAN). Most recently he has been enrolled as a researcher on Horizon 2020 SmartCulTour project (

Along with his academic role, currently he serves as a manager of Living Lab focused on sustainable and resilient tourism development in metropolitan area of Split, Croatia.

He is an active member of IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) and Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group (TAPAS Group, and Europarc Federation. His recent research on Sustainable recovery of tourism in protected areas from the COVID-19 pandemic has been featured by UNWTO within One Planet Vision for a Responsible Recovery of the Tourism Sector, Transforming Vision Into Action – a Repository of Inspiring Initiatives, Tools and Strategic Thinking.

He currently serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Ecotourism (Taylor & Francis).

The list of most recent selected publications:

  • Mandić, A., & Kennell, J. (2021). Smart governance for heritage tourism destinations: Contextual factors and destination management organization perspectives. Tourism Management Perspectives, 39(October 2021), 10086.
  • Mandić, Ante. (2021). Protected area management effectiveness and COVID-19: The case of Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, (May 2021), 100397.
  • Mandić, Ante, & Vuković, M. (2021). Millennials attitudes, choices and behaviour - integrative analysis. Journal of Ecotourism, 0(0), 1–11.
  • Spenceley et al. (2021). "Sustainable recovery of tourism in protected areas from the COVID-19 pandemic". PARKS The International Journal of Protected Areas and Conservation (IUCN), featured by in UNWTO (2020). "One planet vision for a responsible recovery of the tourism sector"
  • Mandić, A. & Petrić, L. (eds) (2021). “Mediterranean Protected Areas in the Era of Overtourism: Challenges and Solutions”. Springer Nature, Netherlands.
  • Mandić, A. (2021) “Protected area tourism”. Buhalis, D. (ed) Enciclopedia of toruism management and marketing. EDWARD ELGAR PUBLISHING LIMITED.
  • Mandić, A. (2020). Structuring challenges of sustainable tourism development in protected natural areas with driving force – pressure – state – impact – response ( DPSIR ) framework. Environment Systems and Decisions.
  • Mandić, Ante, & Petrić, L. (2020). The impacts of location and attributes of protected natural areas on hotel prices : implications for sustainable tourism development. In Environment, Development and Sustainability (Issue 0123456789). Springer Netherlands.
  • Pivčević, S., Petrić, L., & Mandić, A. (2020). Sustainability of tourism development in the Mediterranean-Interregional similarities and differences. Sustainability (Switzerland), 12(18).
  • Mandić, A., & Garbin Praničević, D. (2019). Progress on the role of ICTs in establishing destination appeal: Implications for smart tourism destination development. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology, 10(4).
  • Mandić, A. (2019). Nature-based solutions for sustainable tourism development in protected natural areas: a review. Environment Systems and Decisions, 0(0), 0.

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Manuel Salgado

PhD in Tourism by the Aveiro University (DEGEIT), Portugal, and integrated member of the Research Unit on Governance.

Competitiveness and Public Policies (GOVCOPP) in the Tourism and Development Group and a research member of the Guarda hub in the Centre for Tourism Research, Development and Innovation (CiTUR); Vice-President of the Polytechnic of Guarda; Senior lecturer and Director of the Master in Management and Sustainability in Tourism in the School of Tourism and Hospitality in the Polytechnic of Guarda; Several articles in the area of education and training in Tourism and planning and tourism development, and communications in various types of technical and scientific national and international events.


Conference Venue

Universidade privada da Maia

Authors' Instructions

Important Note:

IEREK has an unyielding policy regarding plagiarism. We believe that copying/taking the ideas and work of other Authors without permission and credit is fraudulent.The Reviewing committee and IEREK employees have the authority to reject a paper during its reviewing process, on the basis of the paper being subjected to either minor or major plagiarism.

Authors must refer to, and abide by, the following instructions in submitting their abstracts/ papers:

Step 1: Abstract Submission Process

- The author should prepare and submit an Abstract (250 300 words) through the website and before the abstract submission deadline.

- The abstract should clearly state the purpose, results, and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper.

- The author should select the most relevant topic for the paper from the corresponding conference topics.

- The author can use/download an abstract writing template to submit the abstract file accordingly.

To download the Abstract Writing Template, Click Here

Step 2: Abstract Review

- Upon submission, an abstract will undergo a preliminary evaluation process by members of our scientific committee.

-A relevant topic of the conference should be proposed with clear writing, aims, and objectives of the study clearly presented and sound literature and methodology of the work.

- The author will receive a notification by email, within 2 weeks, of:

  • Approval, after which they will be requested to prepare and submit their full/short paper submissions.
  • Rejection, if the topic proposed does not fit the theme of the conference.

Step 3: Paper Submission & Preliminary Review

There are 2 types of paper submission at this conference:

  • Short Paper 
  • Full/Long Paper 

Short Paper:

- A short paper submission consists of 4–5 pages and suits researches that make significant contributions, but still in progress or can be reported briefly.

- The structure of a short paper should contain its abstract, keywords, introduction, problem statements, and the hypothetical solution along with further studies that they will go through when they want to extend their paper to be published online.

- A short paper is only included in the conference Abstracts book and will not have a chance to be published online by Springer or by IEREK’s Journals unless the author extends their work to a full-length paper and pay the corresponding fee.

Full-Length Paper:

- The Full/ Long paper submission is 8 – 12+ pages in length.

- The full paper should state the major issue(s) addressed, the potential significance of the work, the theoretical and methodological approach(es) pursued, major findings, conclusions, implications, and relevant scholarly references.

- A full/long paper will be included in the conference abstracts book as well as get published online by Springer or by IEREK PRESS Journals.

- The author should submit the full/short paper written on the writing template, through our online system before the paper submission deadline.

- The full/short paper should be written in English as it's the official language of the conference.

Step 4: Similarity Check/ Plagiarism Detection

All Chapters will be screened for similarity using iThenticate; a Turnitin Plagiarism detection software, used for academic publishers. Springer Similarity guidelines are as follows:

  • Max. % from all sources: 10-15%
  • Max. % from one source: 3-5%
  • Higher than 30% (all sources): Reject completely
  • Lower than 30% (all sources): Ask for revision to decrease the similarities  

To download Paper Writing Template,   Click Here

Step 5: Payment Completion & Confirmation

Once Preliminary approval for presentation at the conference and/or consideration for publication is granted, authors will be expected to complete payment in reference to the Conference Fees.

In this phase of revision, the research paper will be evaluated based on its originality, structure, and relativity to the conference theme. If the paper gets acceptance by one reviewer, a paper preliminary acceptance notification will be sent to the author accordingly.

- As soon as payment is confirmed and done successfully, corresponding official documents can be issued from our end such as:

  • A signed/stamped preliminary acceptance letter
  • Receipt of Payment
  • Visa Invitation Letter

Step 6: Rigorous Peer Review Process (Full-length papers only)

Only after payment is confirmed,

- and the full paper submission deadline is reached, a submitted full-length paper is assigned to an Editor from the Editorial Board, in alignment with IEREK’s revision SOP (double-blind process).

- Each paper/ chapter is evaluated by a minimum of two reviewers, after which a final decision by the responsible Editor is made. There is no maximum to the number of times a paper can be reviewed, depending on the quality of the submission.

- Once a decision is made by the Editors, IEREK Editors will communicate one of the following three final decisions:

  • Accepted without comments
  • Revise and Resubmit – Minor or Major revision
  • Final Rejection

- If modifications are in order, authors will be sent the relevant instructions and a deadline will be set. Missed deadlines may result in complete exclusion from the final publication/ final rejection.

- A back and forth process, modifications will be sent back to the responsible Editor/ Series Editor and another round of evaluation conducted.

Conference Fees

A. Physical Attendance

*ID must be shown
*Affiliation must be provided
*Affiliation must be provided
Early Bird 300 € 350 € 400 € 06 Apr 2022
Regular Payment 350 € 400 € 500 € 06 May 2022
Regular Payment 150 € 200 € 250 € 06 May 2022
  • The registration fee does not cover accommodation expenses. A list of accommodation options can only be suggested by our team if available. Contact [email protected] to inquire.
  • The fee covers:
    • The conference Kit inclusive of: a printed abstracts book, a softcopy of the abstracts book on a USB/CD, Conference notebook, IEREK pen, Conference Flyers/ Printouts.
    • IEREK Participation/ Contribution Certificate
    • Preliminary Acceptance Letters
    • Consideration for publishing in the IEREK ASTI series by Springer or IEREK Press
    • Lunches and Coffee Breaks
  • If multiple abstracts by the same first author submitted to the conference, a 25% discount is applied to each additional submission.
  • Each research paper should have one main author who should pay the full fee (Author fees) regardless of attendance. Co-authors, each, have their own fees to pay to attend the event. This applies to online attendance as well as physical attendance.
  • A research paper fee allows only one author, whether main or co-author, to attend the conference and receive only one copy of the conference Abstract book in both hard and soft copies. Extras can be requested for an additional fee.
  • Professionals are categorized as participants who are not affiliated with universities such as practitioners, policymakers, entrepreneurs etc.

B. Online Attendance

*ID must be shown
*Affiliation must be provided
*Affiliation must be provided
Regular Payment 200 € 250 € 250 € 06 May 2022
Regular Payment 50 € 50 € 50 € 06 May 2022
  • Authors who cannot attend the conference in person can:
    • Virtually present their work (Table B) above.
    • Record their presentations by providing a voice-over PowerPoint and send it to [email protected]
    • Nominate one of their co-authors, or a single external individual, to present on their behalf.

C. Extra Fees

*Authors may request that their kits be delivered, for an additional fee decided by the courier, and upon request. Alternatively, authors located in Egypt can pick them up from Cairo/ Alexandria office.

Additional Conference Kit (Excluding Delivery) *Contact us for a quotation on shipping fees. EUR 100

Payment Terms and Guidelines:

  • Authors who have registered and completed payment for virtual attendance CAN request a change to physical attendance. However, a change from physical to virtual is NOT possible.
  • After online registration and payment, the registration fee cannot be reimbursed.
  • Final Acceptance/ rejection of your full/ extended paper can only be given after the peer review process.­­
  • Inclusion in the conference program, acceptance letters issuance and consideration for publication must be preceded by registration and payment completion.
  • Payment of the registration fee can be made via the following methods (only after online registration):
    • Bank transfer
    • Online payment gateway
    • Cash in IEREK branches
  • Contact our Financial Department for inquiries/ requests.
Important Dates
Title Date
Abstract Submissions Deadline 14 Apr 2022
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 14 May 2022
Full Paper Submission Deadline 13 Jul 2022
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 12 Aug 2022
Early Payment Deadline 13 Jul 2022
Regular Payment Deadline 12 Aug 2022
Late Payment Deadline 11 Sep 2022
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 12 Aug 2022
Letter of Final Acceptance 12 Aug 2022
Conference Program 11 Sep 2022
Conference Launch 11 Oct 2022
Benefits Of Attending

Attending conferences is very beneficial, especially, on the professional level; conferences are full of people promoting new ideas which will expand your knowledge and undoubtedly help your career.

  • Open Discussions:We bring together leading academic scientists to exchange and share their experiences and research results in all fields. Furthermore, you get to converse with other researchers from different universities and countries. You learn from experts in the field. It is a great opportunity to find more about your field and listen to ideas that could help inspire research ideas of your own.

  • Internationally Accredited Certificate:The participants are granted internationally recognized certificates which will be added to their certificates of experience or could be presented to the official authorities concerned.

  • Publication: The conference proceedings will be published by one of IEREK Press' Journals, either in "Resourceedings" or "ARChive". High-quality manuscripts, based on scientific committee evaluation, will get the chance to be published either in Environmental Sciences & Sustainable Development (ESSD) by IEREK Press or as a book chapter in the ASTI book series by "Springer".

  • Research Technologies:Conferences also can expand your resources by providing a great opportunity to promote gathered information on new technologies related to your research. Moreover, they let you test them out, share teaching tools and techniques, or even obtain samples of textbooks.

  • Networking:Conferences help in networking which often increases your chances of collaboration in future projects. As you can engage with respectable professors and discuss with them the very latest research projects they could be working on.

  • Academic Reputation:Attending many conferences will make you a known figure in academic circles, not to mention the benefits for your C.V as it will show that you are an active member of the academic community.

  • Conference Proceedings Material:Delegates will have the choice of receiving the conference proceedings as either a hardcover book or in digital format on a CD. The CD will additionally contain proceedings from previous conferences in this series.

Moreover, all conference papers are archived online in the E-Library of IEREK‘s website where they are immediately and permanently available to the international scientific community.

Visa Application

- For participants who need Entry Visas to the country where the conference will be held, IEREK will issue the corresponding invitation letter for accepted applicants to facilitate visa issuance.

- Please notice that we will endeavor to assist you in obtaining a visa but the responsibility is yours and the decision rests solely with the appropriate Embassy.

Invitation Letter Issuance Process

1- In case the participant is an author who has submitted a research paper to the conference, it must get accepted by the Scientific Committee

2- Required participation fees must be paid

3- The participant should send the following information to the conference's official email:

* A clear copy of passport

* Passport number

* Full name as written in your passport.

* Date of Issuing and Expiration

* Date of Birth

* Email address of the nearest Embassy/Consulate to you

* Mobile Number including country code

4- Conference coordinator will issue the needful invitation letter and send a copy to the participant's email, in addition to another one to the corresponding email address of embassy/consulate

5- The participant should print out the invitation letter along with all other required documents by the embassy/consulate and apply for VISA

Conference Program


Time Congress Hall Keynotes & Talks
08:00~10:00 Arrival and registration of conference participants
10:00~10:30 Opening Words
10:30~11:00 WELCOME DRINK


12:30~14:00 LUNCH
14:00~16:00 KEYNOTE 04
16:00~16:30 COFFEE BREAK
16:30~18:00 KEYNOTE 08
18:00~19:00 Plenary by 
19:00 Social Program




12:30~14:00 LUNCH
14:00~16:00 KEYNOTE 13
16:00~16:30 COFFEE BREAK
19:00 Workshop
( followed by a light dinner)


Time Congress Hall Keynotes & Talks
09:00~10:30 KEYNOTE 14
10:30~11:00 COFFEE BREAK
12:30~14:00 LUNCH
16:00~16:30 COFFEE BREAK
19:00~20:00 Closing Words / Award Ceremony
20:00~00:00 Social Program: Gala Dinner
(all participants invited / departure from congress centre)