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IC on Rural Tourism and Regional Development, 20.-22.05.2014, Petrozavodsk, Russia PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joachim Willms [Managing Director]   

International Conference on Rural Tourism and Regional Development

 20th-22nd May, 2014

 Petrozavodsk, Russia

 University of Eastern Finland, Karelian Institute of Tourism in Petrozavodsk (Russia)  and  Savonia University of Applied Sciences (Finland) will organize an international conference on rural tourism and regional development in the city of Petrozavodsk, Russia.

Conference theme “Rural tourism as a facilitator of regional development”

International scholars, researchers, policy makers and professionals from different scientific disciplines and tourism related industries are invited to contribute to the following major streams of discussions. Research results, case studies and conceptual papers are all welcome.

  •  Tourism destination management in rural context
  •  Tourism and poverty alleviation
  • Public-private partnerships in tourism
  • Tourism education
  • Sustainability issues in rural tourism
  • Nature based tourism, Ecotourism
  • Marketing rural destinations
  • Co-operation and networking
  • Small businesses and entrepreneurship in rural tourism
  • Rural tourist
  • Rural tourism offering

Key note speakers

·         William C. Gartner, professor, University of Minnesota, USA

·         Juergen Gnoth, professor, University of Otago, New Zealand

·         Anatoliy Shishkin, Director of Institute of Economics of Karelian Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Important dates

·         Abstracts by 31st October 2013

·         Notification of acceptance of abstract 15th November 2013

·         Full paper submission deadline  12th January 2014

·         Final author notification 2nd February 2014

Call for papers

Call for papers, and detailed information about the conference will be published on the conference web site in the beginning of May 2013.

Travelling to Petrozavodsk

Petrozavodsk can be easily reached from St.Petersburg in Russia or via Finland. An easy option would be a flight to Joensuu (vie Helsinki) from where a bus transportation with a travel guide will be organized for the conference participants.

Enjoy St. Petersburg and Helsinki at the same trip 

A post tour from Petrozavodsk to St. Petersburg will be organized. For individual travel plans, a tip is to take a train from St. Petersburg to the capitol of Finland,  Helsinki, which also offers lots of attractions and activities.


For further information, please contact professor Raija Komppula, University of Eastern Finland This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  


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