[MARMAM] Call For Papers Has Been Extended - International Congress on Coastal and Marine Tourism, Hawaii, November 2015

Michael Lueck michael.lueck at aut.ac.nz
Tue Jun 16 17:16:50 PDT 2015

On behalf of Drs Mark Needham and Brian Szuster:

*** Apologies for cross-postings.  Please forward to anybody who may be interested.***

Dear Colleagues,

The deadline for submitting abstracts for The International Congress on Coastal and Marine Tourism (CMT) has been extended!  Abstract submission will now close on Monday July 6!

The response has been outstanding with more than 150 excellent abstracts for papers and posters received from around the world, and many of the leading experts in coastal and marine tourism have submitted abstracts!  However, several colleagues have contacted us today asking for some extra time to prepare abstracts for papers (450-500 words) or posters (200-250 words), so we have decided to extend the submission deadline.

We invite researchers, educators, government and industry practitioners, students, and representatives of other organizations to submit abstracts for research papers and/or posters under the general theme of "Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future."  Papers and posters may be presented on a range of topics focusing on coastal and marine tourism.

Abstract submissions will now be accepted until July 6, 2015.

More information is provided below and at the conference website: http://socialsciences.hawaii.edu/conference/cmt2015

Hope to see you in beautiful and sunny Hawaii in November!

Brian Szuster, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Hawaii, Conference Co-Chair

Mark Needham, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Oregon State University, Conference Co-Chair

cmt15info at gmail.com<mailto:cmt15info at gmail.com>

[CMT 2015 . Coastal & Marine Tourism Congress . Hawaii, USA]


10-13 November 2015

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Conference website:  http://socialsciences.hawaii.edu/conference/cmt2015

Conference poster:  http://socialsciences.hawaii.edu/conference/cmt2015/flyer/cmt-2015.pdf


25 Years of CMT: Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future

The International Congress on Coastal and Marine Tourism (CMT) returns to Hawaii 25 years after its inaugural meeting there in 1990.  Recent previous CMT conferences have been in New Zealand, South Africa, and the Netherlands.  We invite researchers, educators, government and industry practitioners, students, and representatives of other organizations to submit abstracts for research papers and/or posters at the 25 Year Anniversary CMT 2015 under the general theme of "Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future."


Papers and posters may be presented on a range of topics focusing on coastal and marine tourism including, but not limited to, the following:

• Marine Wildlife

• Education and Interpretation

• Marine Protected Areas

• Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders

• Planning and Development

• Surfing

• Scuba Diving/Snorkeling

• Cruise Industry

• Social and Environmental Impacts

• History and Heritage

• Yachting/Boating and Marinas

• Coastal Resorts

• Small Islands

• Coastal Trails and Beaches

• Marine Ecotourism

• Marine Water Sports

• Governance/Policies/Stewardship

• Sustainability and Certification

• Seafood Tourism

• Impacts on Fisheries and Coral Reefs

Special sessions will be held on the topics of: (a) Climate Change and Hazard Resilience in Coastal Tourism, and (b) Wildlife Tourism in Marine Environments.  Participants may also suggest other special sessions to the conference Co-Chairs.



Research papers can be submitted in the form of an extended abstract (must be between 450 and 500 words) that will be published in the conference’s digital proceedings. Abstracts can be based on any type of data (e.g., surveys, experiments, interviews, focus groups, content or historical analysis, econometric analyses, biological analyses). Each abstract should contain a clear statement of the problem, research questions or hypotheses, brief description of the methods and results, and a clear conclusion specifying implications for managing coastal and/or marine tourism. Abstracts describing research that is proposed (where data collection and analysis are incomplete) are acceptable, but will only be considered for inclusion in the poster session (see below). Selected presenters at the conference may also be invited to submit full papers to a future special issue of the international journal Tourism in Marine Environments (TIME) devoted to CMT 2015.


Abstracts (must be between 200 and 250 words) of a proposed poster can be submitted, and if accepted, will be presented at a designated poster session. Poster abstracts will also be included in the conference’s digital proceedings.

Abstract submissions will now be accepted until July 6, 2015.  The CMT 2015 Organizing Committee will review paper and poster abstracts, and will strive to respond to applications within 3 weeks.

To submit an abstract, go to:  http://socialsciences.hawaii.edu/conference/cmt2015/submissions.html


January 15, 2015         First Announcement

February 15, 2015       Abstract Submission Opens

April 1, 2015               Early Bird Registration Opens

July 6, 2015                Abstract Submission Closes (new extended date)

September 15, 2015    Early Bird Registration Closes

October 15, 2015        Registration Deadline for Presenters

November 1, 2015      Full Program Announced


Kailua-Kona is the main community on the western side of the Big Island of Hawaii. It is nestled on the flank of Hualalai volcano, and in ancient times was considered the premier place to live due to the excellent weather and good water. Hawaiian kings made their homes here, and in more recent times, the tiny fishing village developed into a small seaport and tourism hub. Kailua-Kona is now famous for coastal and marine tourism (e.g., humpback whales, manta rays, spinner dolphins, coral reefs), Hawaiian culture, sunsets, beaches, great weather, and some of the best coffee in the world cultivated on the slopes of Hualalai. Kona gets very little rain and enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine a year, and is also home to the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament and the Ironman Triathlon World Championship.


Conference Co-Chair and Head of the Local Organizing Committee:

Brian Szuster, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Geography

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Conference Co-Chair and Head of the Program Committee:

Mark Needham, PhD

Associate Professor and Gene D. Knudson Endowed Chair

Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society

Oregon State University

International Steering Committee:

Jan Auyong, Oregon State University, USA

Evan Jordan, University of Hawaii, USA

Michael Lück, AUT University, New Zealand

Marc Miller, University of Washington, USA

Mary Mostafanezhad, University of Hawaii, USA

Peter Myles, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa

Mark Orams, AUT University, New Zealand

Jeff Wilks, Tourism Safety Group, Australia


College Of Social Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa

International Coastal and Marine Tourism Society

University of Hawaii Sea Grant

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Hawaii Tourism Authority

The School of Travel Industry Management (TIM), University of Hawaii at Manoa

Additional sponsorships welcome; if interested, please contact the conference Co-Chairs.




Conference email address: cmt15info at gmail.com<mailto:cmt15info at gmail.com>

Michael Lück, Ph.D.
Acting Head of Department (Tourism and Event Management)
Associate Professor of Tourism Studies | School of Hospitality and Tourism | Faculty of Culture and Society | AUT University | Private Bag 92006 | Auckland | New Zealand
e-mail: mlueck at aut.ac.nz | Phone: +64 9-921-9999 ext. 5833 | Fax: +64 9-921 9962

*** New article: Education on marine mammal tours - but what do tourists want to learn? - Ocean & Coastal Management, 103C: 25-33. DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2014.11.002<http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2014.11.002>

Associate Director, New Zealand Tourism Research Institute NZTRI
<http://www.tri.org.nz>Co-chair, International Coastal & Marine Tourism Society (ICMTS)<http://www.coastalmarinetourism.org/>
Member, International Competence Network for Tourism Research and Education (ICNT)
<http://icnt.weebly.com/index.html>Member, Institute for Tourism Research<http://www.hs-harz.de>, University for Applied Sciences Harz, Germany

Co-organiser and host: 2nd Transport Special Interest Group (CAUTHE) Symposium<https://sites.google.com/site/swaqq21232wssa/2015-symposium> (15-17 April 2015)
Editor-in-Chief: Tourism in Marine Environments<https://www.cognizantcommunication.com/journal-titles/tourism-in-marine-environments>
Associate Editor: Journal of Ecotourism
New books:
Gross, S. & M. Lück (eds.) (2013). The Low Cost Carriers Worldwide<http://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=637&calcTitle=1&pageSubject=314&title_id=11128&edition_id=11472>. Ashgate, London.
Robinson, P.; M. Lück & S.L. Smith (2013). Tourism<http://bookshop.cabi.org/?page=2633&pid=2456&site=191>. CABI, Wallingford.

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