Welcome to the 28th Annual CAUTHE conference proudly hosted by the Tourism Discipline in the University of Newcastle’s Newcastle Business School in the Faculty of Business and Law.

CAUTHE 2018 will be held from 5-8 February 2018 in the University of Newcastle’s landmark NeW Space City Campus in the heart of the coast city of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

The coastal city of Newcastle is the heart of Australia’s famous Hunter Region. Newcastle is Australia’s seventh largest and second oldest city. Newcastle was recently identified by National Geographic Traveller Magazine as an emerging global smart city excelling in the challenges of the twenty first century. Newcastle has been recognised by Tourism Australia as Australia’s Coolest Coastal Town and by Lonely Planet as a Top Ten Global City. Newcastle has been four times named a world-class festival and events city by the International Festivals and Events Association.

Newcastle is surrounded by eight spectacular beaches and is home to a vibrant university culture, thriving arts scene and an emerging innovation ecosystem. Located only 160 kilometres north of Sydney, Newcastle is easily accessible by car or train from Sydney, or through direct flights to Newcastle Airport from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. For more information check out Visit Newcastle.

The CAUTHE 2018 Organising Committee includes:

Conference Convenor: Dr Tamara Young
Chair of the Scientific Committee: Dr Paul Stolk
Conference Organisers: Ms Kirrily Anderson and Ms Melanie Gibson
PhD/ECR Representations: Ms Gabrielle McGinnus and Mr Garry O’Dell

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The CAUTHE 2018 Organising Committee welcomes Full Research Papers and Working Research Papers via a number of topics relevant to the conference theme Get Smart: Paradoxes and Possibilities in Tourism, Hospitality and Events

Visit the Call for Papers site for more information.