International Tourism and Hospitality Management Conference

Conference Venue
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina,

Sarajevo is the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is its administrative, economic, cultural and educational center. The city center of Sarajevo is a unit of local self­-governance, which consists of four municipalities: Old City, Center, New City and New Sarajevo.

The city is famous for its traditional religious diversity, with adherents of Islam, Orthodoxy, Catholicism and Judaism coexisting there for centuries. Due to this long and rich history of religious diversity and coexistence Sarajevo has often been called the “Jerusalem of Europe”.

The modern city arose as an Ottoman stronghold in the 15th century. Sarajevo has attracted international attention several times throughout its history: In 1914 it was the site of the assassination that sparked World War I, while seventy years later it became the host city of the 1984 Winter Olympics. Unfortunately, Sarajevo underwent the longest siege in modern military history during the Bosnian War which happened in 1992-1995. The war destructed the old city almost completely and the effects of war can still be seen in many parts of the city even after almost 20 years.

Today the city is recovering and adjusting to a post-war reality, as a major center of culture and economic development in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sarajevo was also the first city in Europe and the second city in the world to have a full-time operational electric tram network running through the city, the first being San Francisco. Lonely Planet has named Sarajevo as the 43rd best city in the world and in December 2009 listed Sarajevo as one of the top ten cities to visit in 2010.

Conference Hotel
Conference Hotel Radon Plaza Hotel established in 2006 is a 5 star business hotel in Sarajevo. It is located along the main city highway leading up to the city center from the direction of south – west. It is only five minutes away from the Sarajevo airport and about ­ten minutes from downtown. It offers pleasant accommodation with a variety of amenities at the right price. It is an ideal choice for those who want a quiet stay close to all key destinations and interesting spots in Sarajevo. The hotel reflects the highest luxury and premium service with 117 rooms, 1 presidential suite, 2 superior suites, wellness center, conference rooms, bars, restaurant and entertainment center. Hotel also offers activities such a bowling and billiard, and a variance of other services as well. Our well-trained staff‑ is accustomed to a high-profi­le clientele and will efficiently procure or arrange anything for the guests. Link to hotel

International Tourism and Hospitality Management Conference (ITHMC) will provide a unique forum for attendees from academia, industry, government, and other organizations to actively exchange, share, and challenge state of the art research and industrial case studies
Main Themes
Protected Areas and Tourism
Urban Tourism and Cultural Heritage
GIS Applications in Tourism
Hospitality, tourism management and marketing
Destination marketing and management
Sustainable tourism
Tourism and environment
Tourism planning and regional development
Sub Themes
Climate change and tourism
Community involvement in tourism development
Consumer behavior in hospitality and tourism
Crisis and tourism
Destination marketing and management
Distribution systems and distribution strategies
Education and training in tourism and hospitality
Electronic marketing and e-commerce
Equality, gender and diversity issues in tourism organizations
Ethical concerns in marketing and management
Financial management
Food service marketing and management
Future trends in the hospitality and tourism marketing and management
GIS applications in tourism
Health and wellness tourism
Hospitality and tourism information systems
Hospitality and tourism management
Hospitality and tourism marketing
Hospitality and tourism operations
Hospitality and tourism product development and management
Human resource strategies and operations for tourism and hospitality industry
Human resources
International issues and cross-cultural research
New theoretical perspectives on human resource management
Niche tourism
Operational management
Organizational buying behavior
Organizational theory and tourism research
Protected areas and tourism,
Research and innovations in hospitality marketing and management
Small and medium-sized enterprises in tourism and hospitality
Special interest tourism marketing and management
Sustainable tourism
Technology and competitiveness
Technology and management
Tourism and environment
Tourism and urban planning
Tourism planning and regional development
Types of tourism and sustainability
Urban tourism and cultural heritage

We look forward to receiving your proposal and to welcoming you in Sarajevo.



Prof. Dr. Akın Aksu

Akdeniz University


Prof. Dr. Rifat Skrijelj

University of Sarajevo


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