3rd Tourism and Hospitality Networking Conference

22-26 November 2023 - Famagusta, North Cyprus

A conference with or without presentations in a multicultural environment

About North Cyprus



The RESNET conference series aims to help young scholars nurture their idea development and writing skills with the help of renowned scholars in the field as mentors. RESNET also welcomes regular paper presentations to all tourism and hospitality scholars. With a broad scope within multidisciplinary approaches, The 3rd RESNET Conference welcomes papers and ideas on various topics. The conference brings scholars, researchers, and professionals together to stimulate discussions, exchange intelligence, and establish new international collaborations in tourism and hospitality.


The conference also offers new opportunities to build networks and/or develop conceptual or practical ideas in a multicultural and supporting environment. Therefore, even if you do not have a paper to present, this conference is also for you. Submit your idea mentioning that you wish to participate in networking sessions, and we will set up a team to work with you during the conference with the support of mentors and other peers in your group.


Submission guidelines and procedures
Your submission should be identified clearly as a Regular paper or an Idea Development project. If your submission is accepted, at least one of your co-authors must register, attend, and present at the conference.

Conference Design


Ideas authors are invited to present a brief overview of their project, questions, and methods. Teams will be formed according to the interests of participants, in order to guarantee complementarity of the expertise of the team members. The teams will develop their pitch with the mentorship of other scholars who will contribute to the proposal. Teams with the best proposals will be invited to submit their project to the special issues and books associate with this conference. All proposals will be assessed by an evaluation panel. This conference format provides an excellent opportunity to:

  • Enhance your research and publication skills and capabilities through peer-learning and mentorship;
  • Foster new and/or enrich existing collaborations by networking and collaborate with others researchers;
  • Potentially achieve a publication by sharing work with others;
  • Promote your skills and knowledge in the tourism community;
  • Develop and enhance your self-confidence and skills in working with others and debating your project with a panel of experts;
  • Meet journal editors and other editorial board members and learn more about the evaluation and review process of manuscripts.

How does it work?
  • Submit your ideas in advance
  • Meet other colleagues from around the world, work with them and develop your abstract
  • Editors provide comments and identify the potentials for publication.
  • Go home and keep in touch with team members.
  • Work on the paper with the team and submit to the journal or book of your choice.

IDEAS Network submissions here


Submit your abstract for assessment. Authors of quality abstracts will be invited to present their papers in concurrent sessions. Paper presentation sessions will constitute the bulk of the conference program. But because the next item is unique to this conference, note the following points, just in case you want to submit an “idea”.  
How does it work?
  • Submit your Abstract (max 400 words) for evaluation by the scientific committee;
  • Submissions go through a double-blind peer-revision process. The commission adheres to the strictest evaluation standards for quality, relevance and authenticity;
  • Present your paper at the conference;
  • Editors provide comments and identify the potentials for publication;
  • Go home and keep working on your paper;
  • Submit your paper to the journal autonomously.

Papers submissions here .

Many reasons to attend…

• Network with a broad range of colleagues in tourism community globally.
• Pair up students and Early Career Researchers with tourism experts, providing active and ongoing mentorship regarding professional directions and career path.
• Build international collaborations.
• Meet colleagues with expertise similar to yours
• Potentially achieve a paper publication in top hospitality and tourism journals.


Important dates to keep in mind…

Deadline for extended abstract / idea submission
10 October 2023

Start of early bird registration
15 August 2023

Announcement of abstract / idea acceptance
07 November 2023

Conference Date
22 – 26 November 2023

Conference Location






Metin Kozak (metin.kozak@khas.edu.tr)

Antónia Correia (acorreia@ualg.pt)

Hasan Kılıç (hasan.kilic@emu.edu.tr)

Ali Ozturen (ali.ozturen@emu.edu.tr)


Fee (Regular participation)

  • Closing Dinner
  • Lunches and Coffee Breaks
  • Conference Materials

Fee (Regular participation + Tour):

  • Closing Dinner
  • Lunches and Coffee Breaks
  • Conference Materials
  • Field trip / City Tour

Fee (Students)

  • Closing Dinner
  • Lunches and Coffee Breaks
  • Conference Materials


Bank Transfer


Bank:Türkiye İş Bankası
Branch: Gazimağusa Şubesi (Famagusta Branch)
Euro Account IBAN No: TR17 0006 4000 0026 8200 7755 04
Name: Dogu Akdeniz Universitesi
Déscription / Description: RESNET

  • Please write your name, surname, and ” RESNET” for an explanation on your application for payment by bank transfer.
  • Please note that all bank costs will be covered by the conference participant.
  • Accommodation expenses are not covered by this fee.

Registration and Submissions

Download the abstract Template, fill it and upload it to the folder. Please Click Here

Attendee Info

Please complete the details requested in the info form.

Accommodation Alternatives

Salamis Bay Conti Resort Hotel***** (All Inclusive)

It lies on the famous Salamis Bay with its own private sandy golden beach. The centerpiece of the resort is a lovely lagoon swimming pool with a pool bar. The resort also offers many holiday facilities, including watersports, tennis, volleyball, basketball, billiards, sauna, Turkish bath, and more. The resort also offers children’s animation programs and a casino for adults. Salamis Bay Conti Resort Hotel is only a few minute’s drive to Salamis, an important ancient Roman city in Cyprus.



Inspired by the surrounding landscape, Arkın Palmbeach Hotel was designed to make your visit a unique, comfortable and fun experience. Our rooms are spacious, our fares are competitive and the service is unparalleled. Our team knows that traveling can be exhausting, and will do their best to make your stay easy and satisfying.

OTHER LOW COST ALTERNATIVES (They are not located at the beach)

La Terrazza Hotel (BB & HB)

Set in Famagusta, La Terrazza Hotel offers accommodation with a fitness centre, free private parking, a terrace and a restaurant. Offering a bar, the property is located within 20 km of Agia Napa Monastery. The accommodation provides room service, a 24-hour front desk and currency exchange for guests. At the hotel, the rooms are fitted with a wardrobe. Every room has a kettle, a flat-screen TV, a safety deposit box and free WiFi, while certain rooms will provide you with a balcony and some have sea views. At La Terrazza Hotel each room is fitted with bed linen and towels. A buffet, continental or Full English/Irish breakfast is available every morning at the property.

Location & Travel Guide


North Cyprus is a pearl in the Mediterranean Sea. Standing at the crossroads of three continents Cyprus has a vibrant history, a perfect climate and the warmest welcome in the Mediterranean basin. It has been a touristic attraction for many years, offering the perfect combination of relaxation, water sports and exciting exploration along its beautiful coastline, for Northern Cyprus too, has its share of rich archeological sites and medieval castles. It enjoys over 300 days of uninterrupted sunshine, clear blue unpolluted seas, the beauty of an unspoiled landscape and uncrowded beaches. Add to this the friendliness and hospitality of the people, wonderfully varied cuisine and you have the perfect recipe for a truly idyllic holiday. Whether you are a lover of nature, an archaeologist, a keen walker, a water sportsman or simply a sun-worshipper this little island is the ideal spot for you. It will come as no surprise that according to legend this island, the birthplace of goddess Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty and love, was given to Cleopatra by Julius Cesar as a token of his love! The home to several civilizations, the island of Cyprus has developed a unique synthesis of cultures, each with its own distinct identity. See: http://www.welcometonorthcyprus.co.uk/ or https://www.visitncy.com/

The City: Famagusta

Famagusta is a city on the east coast of Cyprus. It is the capital of the Gazimağusa (Famagusta) District of Northern Cyprus. It is located east of Nicosia, and possesses the deepest harbor of the island. During the medieval period especially under the maritime republics of Genoa and Venice. Famagusta was the island’s most important port city, and a gateway to trade with the ports of the Levant, from where the Silk Road merchants carried their goods to Western Europe. More information see: http://www.magusa.org/en


There are a substantial number of flights to Northern Cyprus from around the world. Flights to Northern Cyprus by Turkish Airlines are via a brief courtesy touch down in Turkey. All Northern Cyprus flights arrive at Ercan Airport, North Cyprus. All flights go through Istanbul with a brief stopover. Ercan Airport is the closest airport.

For the participants who like to arrange the air transportation online, Turkish Airlines will provide discounted prices:Turkish Airlines is the official airline of the Conference, special discounts are offered for all delegates. To proceed with the online booking tool, please visit Turkish Airlines promocode website and use the event code 075TKM23 under the Promotion code section.

The other option is flying directly to Larnaca Airport in Southern (Greek) Cyprus (non-Schengen EU member country). This option is only valid for holders of US, Canada, and European Union passport holders.


Foreign travelers travelling directly into North Cyprus except Nigerians and Armenians do not need visa. Those delegates who want to enter into Turkey are expected to obtain an electronic visa before coming to Turkey. Nationals of most European countries, the USA, Canada may obtain tourist visas, valid for 3 months by paying a fee of US$20.00 at the port of entry if they hold foreign passports and valid for more than six months in Turkey for purposes of sightseeing, business, family visits, study or training. Tourist visas obtained are for multiple entry. As of April 2013, electronic visa (e-visa) replaces “sticker visa” which was issued at the border crossings. Applicants need to log on to www.evisa.gov.tr which provides the requested information.

For more information, please visit VISA Regulations | Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (ct.tr)
For more information, you can contact a diplomatic mission of Northern Cyprus: https://mfa.gov.ct.tr/consular-info/missions-abroad/


Turkish lira that is coded as TRY is the official currency used in North Cyprus. As of 06 January 2017 the exchange rate of EUR (Euro), USD (US dollar) and GBP (British pound) to TRY, are 3.79, 3.60, and 4.49, respectively. You can use currency converter to see the actual exchange rates at the present time.

Traffic system

The majority of the cars on the island of Cyprus are manufactured with steering wheels on the right, since traffic moves on the left.

Electrical plug/outlet and voltage information for the North Cyprus

Electrical sockets (outlets) in North Cyprus supply electricity at between 220 and 240 volts AC, and are the “Type G” British BS-1363 type. If your appliance’s plug doesn’t match the shape of these sockets (3-pin plug is required), you will need a travel plug adapter in order to plug in. Travel plug adapters simply change the shape of your appliance’s plug to 3-pin shape suitable for the aforedescribed socket type.

Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU)

https://www.emu.edu.tr/enWith its highly developed infrastructure, prominent academic staff members, 17,000 students from 110 and 1,100 academics from 35 different countries, quality programs in English, the opportunity of learning a second foreign language, student exchange programs, rich sports, social and cultural activity opportunities, international accreditations, an international teaching context, and a diploma recognised throughout the world, EMU prepares its students for their international careers by educating them in becoming creative and competitive individuals with entrepreneurial skills.

EMU has been offering quality education through 107 undergraduate and school programs and 103 postgraduate and doctoral degree programs provided by 12 faculties, 4 schools and Foreign Languages and English Preparatory School.

EMU Faculty of Tourism

https://tourism.emu.edu.tr/enIn the current era of increasing international competition and fast-changing technological developments, the mission of the Eastern Mediterranean University Faculty of Tourism is  provide education at an international standard in order to develop individuals with entrepreneurial and professional skills and ethical values towards other individuals, the public and the environment as well as making a difference with quality scientific research.


Organising committe

Conference Co-Chairs

Kozak, Metin- Kadir Has University, Türkiye
Correia, Antonia- CEFAGE, University of Algarve, Portugal
Kılıç, Hasan – Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus

Conference Organising Committee

  • Ali Öztüren, (Chair of Organizing Committee), Eastern Mediterranean University, Faculty of Tourism
  • Güven Ardahan, Eastern Mediterranean University, Faculty of Tourism
  • Mine Haktanır, Eastern Mediterranean University, Faculty of Tourism
  • İlkay Yorgancı, Eastern Mediterranean University, Faculty of Tourism
  • Hamed Rezapouraghdam, Eastern Mediterranean University, Faculty of Tourism
  • Rüchan Kayaman, Eastern Mediterranean University, Faculty of Tourism
  • Ali Özduran, Eastern Mediterranean University, Faculty of Tourism
  • Özlem Altun, Eastern Mediterranean University, Faculty of Tourism

Scientific Committee

Afifi, Galal M.H., Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Aktaş, Gürhan, Dokuz Eylül University, Türkiye
Alrawadieh, Zaid, Oxford Brookes University, UK

Andraz, Jorge, University of Algarve, CEFAGE, Portugal
Artal-Tur, Andres, Technical University of Cartagena, Spain
Batra, Adarsh, Assumption University, Thailand
Bigne, Enrique, University of Valencia, Spain

Camilleri, Mark Anthony, University of Malta, Malta
Choi, Hwan-Suk (Chris), University of Guelph, Canada
Cohen, Scott, University of Surrey, UK
Coudounaris, Dafnis N., University of Tartu, Estonia
Çetin, Gürel, Istanbul University, Türkiye

Dwyer, Larry, University of New South Wales, Australia
Dyen, Margot, Université Savoie Mont Blanc, France
Erkuş, Hilal, Akdeniz University, Türkiye
Fernandes, Sílvia da Conceição Pinto de Brito, University of Algarve, Portugal
Fragoso, Rui, University of Évora, CEFAGE, Portugal
Frochot, Isabelle, University of Savoie, France
Fyall, Alan, University of Central Florida, USA
Gonçalves, Alexandra Rodrigues, University of Algarve, CinTurs, Portugal
Gretzel, Ulrike, University of Southern California, USA
Heydari, Rahim, University of Tabriz, Iran
Hoogendoorn, Gijsbert, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Huan, Tzung-Cheng, National Chiayi University, Taiwan
Ivanov, Stanislav, Varna University of Management, Bulgaria
Jang, SooCheong (Shawn), Purdue University, USA
Jo, WooMi, University of Guelph, Canada
Juaneda, Catalina, University of Balearic Islands, Spain
Khalilzadeh, Jalayer, East Carolina University, USA
Kim, Aise, University of South Australia, Australia
Kim, Sam, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR China

Lee, Woojin, Arizona State University, USA
Majewska, Justyna, Poznan University of Economics and Business, Poland

Marzuki, Azizan, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Olya, Hossein, University of Sheffield, UK
Pedro, Rui, ISMAT, CinTurs, Portugal
Pesonen, Juho, University of Eastern Finland
Pinto, Patricia, University of Algarve, Cinturs , Portugal
Prayag, Girish, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Ratz, Tamara, Kodolanyi Janos University College, Hungary
Rodrigues, Ana Isabel, Instituto Politécnico de Beja, Portugal
Serra, Jaime, University of Évora, Cidheus, Portugal
Seyfi, Siamak, University of Oulu, Finland
Sonmez, Sevil F., University of Central Florida, USA
Sthapit, Erose, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Taheri, Babak, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Taillon, Justin, Texas A & M University, USA
Vadell, Joan B. Garau, University of Balearic Islands, Spain
Wen, Jun, Edith Cowen University, Australia



CEGAFE, University of Algarve, Portugal

Antónia Correia holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Algarve (Portugal), a Master from ISEG, University of Lisbon (Portugal), a Ph.D. from the University of Algarve (Portugal) and an aggregation from the University of Algarve, Portugal. She has published a wide range of articles in top-tier journals such as, conference papers in more than 40 countries and chapter books released by Elsevier, Routledge, CABI, Emerald, Cambridge Scholars Publishing. She acts as an editorial board member of many journals in tourism. In addition, she served as an ad-hoc reviewer for many other tourism, hospitality and leisure journals. She is also involved in several tourism-based national and international research projects, particularly with her partners based in Europe. Developing such partnerships has resulted in publishing quality journal papers, conference presentations and book chapters.


University of South-Eastern Norway, Norway

Nina K. Prebensen (PhD) is a professor of Marketing at the University of South East Norway. Prebensen has a long list of publications in highly regarded journals and books. Currently, she is an associate editor in three top-tier journals. Prebensen has led the research Centre for Innovation and Management at USN. She has managed projects such as “Service Innovation and Tourist Experiences in the High North: The Co-Creation of Values for Consumers, Firms and the Tourism Industry”. Prebensen has been working at UiT. The Arctic University of Norway as a professor and as Director of the School of Business and Economics. She has started and managed the research group “Experiential Marketing, Management and Innovation.


Kadir Has University, Turkey

Metin Kozak holds a Ph.D. in Tourism from Sheffield Hallam University, UK. He has contributed a wide range of articles to top-tier journals and conference papers in more than 40 countries, and over 30 books released by international publishers. He has been involved in several national and international research projects, particularly with his partners based in Europe, Asia and the US. He received the EFQM Ph.D. Thesis Award and a number of conference paper awards. He acts as the co-editor of Anatolia and is a member of the editorial/review board for many international journals. His research interests entail marketing and consumer behaviour in an interdisciplinary context. He is currently affiliated with the School of Communication at Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey.


Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus


Osman M. Karatepe is Professor of Marketing in the Faculty of Tourism at Eastern Mediterranean University (Gazimagusa, TRNC, via Mersin 10, 99628, TURKEY). He obtained his PhD degree in business administration from Hacettepe University in TURKEY.

His research interests are in the areas of services marketing and management, internal marketing, green management and marketing, and strategic management. He is the Managing Editor of the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights and the Regional Editor for the Middle East and Africa of the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. Dr. Karatepe who has an h-index of 76 according to Google Scholar citations database has authored or co-authored over 150 articles in various journals, including Journal of the Academy of Marketing ScienceJournal of Business ResearchJournal of Cleaner ProductionInternational Journal of Hospitality Management, and Tourism Management. Dr. Karatepe is frequently shown as one of the most prolific researchers in the field of hospitality management. He has appeared within the 2% of the list of the world’s most influential scientists in all career-long and single year datasets since 2017.


What’s the big idea? Pathways to (non)academic impact


University of Surrey, UK

Scott Cohen is Professor of Tourism and Transport and Director of Research in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at the University of Surrey. His research is focused on societal issues in the contexts of travel, mobility and transport, with particular interests in hypermobility, sustainable mobility, autonomous vehicles and in business and lifestyle travel. He publishes regularly across high impact business, social science and environmental science journals.  Scott is a Fellow of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism and he serves as an Associate Editor for Annals of Tourism Research.


Developing a Research Career: Looking Beyond the Boundaries



Oxford Brookes University, UK

Professor Altinay is the Editor-in-Chief of the Service Industries Journal. A researcher of international renown, Altinay enjoys a vast network of international collaborative partnerships with organisations. Altinay was a member of the Business and Management Panel in Research Excellence Framework, Year 2021, in the UK. He was also a panel member  of the Business & Economics Panel in Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) Years 2014 and 2020 in Hong Kong. He sits on the editorial boards of more than twelve journals including Tourism ManagementJournal of Business Research, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research and Journal of Services Marketing. Altinay has a strong record of attracting blue chip external funding, including funding from the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council), European Union, Newton, British Council, and the British Academy. Altinay has co-authored strategic management, entrepreneurship and research methods textbooks.

Multi-level analysis


Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus

Cem Tanova is a Professor of Management at Eastern Mediterranean University with a successful track record of research, graduate student supervision, teaching, and administrative experience. Developed and delivered training programs for a variety of organizations, and participated in accreditation processes both as an academic leader seeking accreditation for programs in my faculty and as part of review teams on behalf of accreditation agencies.

Conference 2022

Past conference

A conference without presentations that ended up with a number of promising papers. This conference that aims to approach researchers have had unforgetable social moments and a very productive agenda with 7 mentors all of them journal editors, 2 keynote speakers talking about the process of review and the art of be recognized in the academia, that benefited the 40 participants from the five continents. During the conference it was possible to developed topics such as: hotel reputation, hospitality, night tourism, e-wom, loyalty, cinema, sustainability, cooking tourism, tourism innovation, hotel coopetition, tourism for kids, sharing tourism, cultural innovation, tourists, infrastructures and networks. The social moments included a cooking experience in a Michelin restaurant, a gala dinner at one of the best palaces in Viseu and a walking tour in Viseu an heritage city. At 8th march we celebrated the women day with a workshop where only women were allowed to enter in to share experiences. The conference ended with the awards that comprised a free registration for all the members of group awarded with the first place with the publication or prove of the acceptance of the paper and 50% discount for the participants that proved that they have been accepted or have had published the paper in progress developed in the ResNet.

The papers in progress awarded were : Forgotten hosts in cultural destinations, information as a moderator of length of stay, and The influence of travel and accommodation legislation on sharing economy.

Serra, Jaime (2019): International research networking conference for hospitality and tourism, Anatolia, DOI: 10.1080/13032917.2019.1624399