Tourism has the potential to enrich people’s experiences make the World a better place through social, economic, and environmental development. The United Nations designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. This international year was the starting point to promote a more sustainable tourism sector that can contribute toward achieving all of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

       After the 1st TOURIST conference held in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2019, the 2nd TOURIST conference will be held in Bangkok and hosted by the Faculty of Business Administration, Kasetsart University, Bangkok.  The TOURIST conference is part of TOURIST project "Competence centres for the development of sustainable tourism and innovative financial management strategies to increase the positive impact of local tourism in Thailand and Vietnam", co-funded by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ programme.

       The goal of the conference is to provide a lively and informal venue where a variety of questions and ideas regarding sustainable tourism can be presented and discussed by academics and other professionals in an interdisciplinary and creative environment. The focus will be on the current sustainable tourism theories and practices experienced by practitioners in different contexts implying the role of sustainable tourism in contributing to the development in social, economic, and environmental perspectives

       The conference, therefore, seeks stimulating papers that will make a contribution to a better future through sustainable tourism. Conceptual, analytical and empirical papers as well as case studies are all welcome.