Hospitality Management Education

A Small Symposium on “Hospitality Management Education”
as part of the 1
8th Annual International Conference on Tourism
6-9 June 2022, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Tourism

The Tourism, Leisure & Recreation Unit of ATINER organizes a Small Symposium on “Hospitality Management Education” as part of the 18th Annual International Conference on Tourism, 6-9 June 2022, Athens, Greece sponsored by the Athens Journal of Tourism.

Hospitality education is a branch of the overall hospitality industry that is dedicated to providing the industry with well educated, adequately trained, and committed workforce. Universities missions are based on learning and exploration. Academics are involved in teaching, research, and service to the community. An academic department must operate within the university resources and within the global educational system, research, and economic environment. Tourism and hospitality related programs at universities face a dilemma, they must adhere to traditional academic competences to match other business-related bachelor degree programs while at the same time, must consider the industry needs as they prepare future employees and managers. To assure sustainability of hospitality management programs, several tactical and strategic decisions have been made. This symposium is an opportunity to share experiences, best practices, and discuss issues that face such academic programs, in an effort to benefit educators and administrators of hospitality management programs.

You may participate as presenter of one paper, chair a session or observer.

Selected papers will be published in the Athens Journals of Tourism edited by Dr. Peter Jones, Professor of Management, University of Gloucestershire, U.K.

Fee structure information is available on

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized, including a pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine-tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycenae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, a day trip to Delphi, and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by 25 April 2022 to: Dr. Masooma Al-Balushi, Assistant Professor, Tourism Department, College of Arts and Social Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. Abstracts should include the following: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. lead a stream, chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (

The association was established in 1995 as an independent world association of Academics and Researchers. Its mission is to act as a forum where Academics and Researchers from all over the world can meet in Athens, in order to exchange ideas on their research, and to discuss future developments in their disciplines.

The organizing and hosting of International Conferences and Symposiums, the carrying out of Research, and the production of Publications are the basic activities of ATINER.  Since 1995, ATINER has organized more than 400 International Conferences and other events, and has published close to 200 books. In 2012, the Association launched a series of conference paper publications (click here), and at the beginning of 2014, it introduced its own series of Journals (click here).

Academically, the Association is organized into 6 Divisions, 37 Units and 6 Centers.  Each Unit organizes at least an Annual International Conference, and may also undertake various small and large research projects.

Academics and Researchers are more than welcome to become members and to contribute to ATINER’s objectives. If you would like to become a member, please download the relevant form (membership form). For more information on how to become a member, please send an email to: