Nexus of Migration and Tourism: Creating Social Sustainability Symposium

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 8:30am to Friday, September 21, 2018 - 4:30pm

Hanoi, Vietnam.

Hanoi, Vietman

Despite rapid tourism economic development, and research into labour and employment such as economics and employment issues, research hasn’t caught up to the rapidly changing issues, such as tourism linked migration and social and cultural aspects of sustainability. Thus, we invite you to discuss, reflect and develop upon issues pertaining to sustainability and the nexus of migration and tourism. We are particularly interested in the complexities of trends, issues, challenges and opportunities around migration linked tourism, which remains a relatively minor part in academic research. While large numbers of migrant workers move to ‘new’ tourist destinations such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau and Dubai for employment, issues pertaining to social sustainability (e.g., well-being, quality of life, integration, the distribution of power and resources, employment, education, the provision of basic infrastructure and services, freedom, justice, access to influential decision-making) have yet to be fully developed within tourism research.

We are absolutely excited and grateful to confirm the keynote speakers and their presentation titles:

Prof Michael Hitchcock, Goldsmiths, University of London

Tourist and Resident Relations: A Comparison of Hong Kong and Macau’

Prof Adele Ladkin, Bournemouth University, UK

‘Family Ritual 2.0: When Work Take Us Away from Home’

Prof Alan Lew, Northern Arizona University, USA

‘Diaspora Migration and Social Sustainability: A Tourism and Resilience Perspective’

Prof Sabine Marschall, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa’

‘But Is It Tourism?’ Social Sustainability and the Blurred Boundaries between Travel, Tourism and Migration’


Prof Noel Salazar, KU Leuven, Belgium

Migration and Tourism Mobilities: Time to Bring Sustainability into the Debate’