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The Seventh International Tourism and Media (ITAM) Conference

24-26 August, 2016

Lund University, Campus Helsingborg, is proud to invite tourism and media researchers to the seventh International Tourism and Media (ITAM) conference to be held at Campus Helsingborg, Helsingborg, Sweden on the 24-26 of August 2016. Researchers are invited to participate in developing the relationship between tourism and the media, including popular culture.

The aim of the conference is to move tourism and media knowledge forward through presentation and discussion that will lead to further research and publications. The intent is to include a broad range of interests and backgrounds within the field of tourism and media research.


We welcome a broad range of papers from both media and tourism perspectives. Papers at former conferences have included topics such as for example:

  • Travel journalism
  • TV Travel Guides and film tourism impacts
  • Popular culture, fans and tourists                                 
  • The nexus between cultural heritage, media and tourism
  • Film-induced tourism in Korea
  • Sustainable film tours
  • The landscape of Sherlock Holmes Tourism
  • Videography of tourist souvenirs
  • Contents Tourism
  • Travel Writers
  • Film tourism collaborations
  • Representations, tourists and Crime Fiction
  • Fantasy, History, and Contemporary Television Tourism
  • The Feminine Grand Tour
  • Literary tourism
  • Tourists and Tourist Photography
  • The impacts of film and television on tourism enterprises
  • Mediatization, convergence and popular culture


Abstracts to be submitted to Maria Månsson at maria [dot] mansson [at] ism [dot] lu [dot] se (maria[dot]mansson[at]ism[dot]lu[dot]se).

Keynote speaker is André Jansson, Professor of media and communication studies, from Karlstad University, Sweden.

Excursion: Included in the conference fee there is an excursion to the region to locations known from popular culture such as “The Bridge” and “Wallander”. 


The conference fee is 2 300 SEK.

Register for the conference here.


Key dates are listed below

  • Extended 1,000 word abstract submitted by 30 April, 2016
  • Notice of acceptance of abstracts by mid May, 2016
  • Final date for conference registration 31 May
  • Conference date 24-26 August, 2016



Maria Månsson
maria [dot] mansson [at] ism [dot] lu [dot] se (maria[dot]mansson[at]ism[dot]lu[dot]se)                  

Lena Eskilsson
lena [dot] eskilsson [at] ism [dot] lu [dot] se (lena[dot]eskilsson[at]ism[dot]lu[dot]se)



For further information contact:

Maria Månsson
maria [dot] mansson [at] ism [dot] lu [dot] se (maria[dot]mansson[at]ism[dot]lu[dot]se)                  

Lena Eskilsson
lena [dot] eskilsson [at] ism [dot] lu [dot] se (lena[dot]eskilsson[at]ism[dot]lu[dot]se)