CMT 2007 - Call For Abstracts


Abstract submissions are now being accepted. To submit your abstract, please click here.

The final submission dates are as follows:

Full Papers
- Abstracts due by 16 FEB 2007
- Acceptance mails go out by 02 MAR 2007
- Full Papers due by 01 JUN 2007

Working Papers and Posters
- Abstracts due by 18 MAY 2007
- Acceptance mails go out by 01 JUN 2007
- Full Papers due by 17 AUG 2007

We invite researchers, educators, government and industry practitioners, and postgraduate students to submit full research papers, working papers, and/or posters for the 5th International Coastal & Marine Tourism Congress 2007 within the general theme of Balancing Marine Tourism, Development, and Sustainability. Papers and posters may be under a range of topics including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Marine Wildlife Tourism
  • Education and Interpretation
  • Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)
  • Fisheries
  • Planning and Development
  • Management
  • Diving/Snorkeling
  • Cruise Industry
  • Impacts
  • History and Heritage
  • Yachting/Boating and Marinas
  • Marine Tourism and Transport
  • Coastal Tourism
  • Resort Tourism
  • Island Tourism
  • Underwater Archaeology
  • Marine Ecotourism
  • Marine Recreation/Water Sports
  • Lighthouse Tourism
  • Beach Safety
  • Marine Parks/Oceanaria/Aquaria
  • Governance/Policies/Stewardship
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Seafood tourism/Aqua culture
  • Coral Reefs
  • Conservation
  • Polar Tourism

Paper Types

Full Paper (= Refereed Paper)

Refereed papers will be subject to a double blind refereeing process by experts in the field (International Steering Committee). Successful papers will be published in full in the refereed section of the conference proceedings. Papers should have a maximum of 5000 words (including references), and be written in accordance with the guidelines. Submitted papers will be acknowledged on receipt.
If the paper is not accepted as a refereed paper, it can still be accepted as a working paper.

Working Paper

Working papers are to be submitted in the form of an extended abstract of up to 1500 words, which will be published in the conference proceedings. Authors will be advised within two weeks of submission if their working paper is suitable for the conference.


The Organising Committee for the CMT'07 feels strongly about the attendance of postgraduate students. Thus, although relatively uncommon for tourism conferences, we offer a poster session. Traditionally, posters are the domain of postgraduate students, however, this does not imply that students cannot present working or full papers, and that established researchers and practitioners cannot present posters. Abstracts (up to 250 words) of the posters presented will be included in the conference proceedings.