Organisers of the ENTER23 Conference

Organisers of the ENTER23 Conference

International Federation for IT and Travel & Tourism (IFITT)

IFITT is the leading independent global community for the discussion, exchange and development of knowledge about the use and impact of new information and communication technologies (ICT) in the travel and tourism industry and experience.

IFITT mission is to share knowledge, experience, and a true passion for ICT in travel and tourism, being relevant for the industry and responsible for society at large, as well as ensuring scientific excellence.

IFITT vision is to create THE global eTourism knowledge network and community.

Learn more about IFITT and its activities

Conference Host

Seeza Tourism Growth Network NPC harnesses the power of collaboration to enhance the domestic and international competitiveness and facilitate market access for travel and tourism SMEs.

Built on the well-established principles of interfirm collaboration, the Network focuses on acquiring and channelling real business opportunities to SMEs and has a proud record of delivering real results in this area.

Founded in July 2017, the Network directly channelled millions of Rands worth of business to SMEs between February 2018 and July 2019 by linking them to inbound business events – (SME testimonials available on request).

Overall Conference Chairs

Chairs of the Main Research Track

Chairs of Special Sessions in Research Track:

Chairs of Industry Presentations track:

Chairs of PhD Workshop:

Scientific Committee

Scientific Committee:

  • Marina Abad Deusto, University, Spain
  • Alisha Ali Sheffield, Hallam University, UK
  • Aurkene Alzua-Sorzabal, Deusto University, Spain
  • Mark Ashton, University of Surrey, UK
  • Norman Au, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Rodolfo Baggio. Bocconi University, Italy
  • Matthias Braunhofer, Microsoft, Germany
  • Claudia Brözel. The University of Applied Science for Sustainable Development, Germany
  • Dimitrios Buhalis, Bournemouth University, UK
  • Jacques Bulchand-Gidumal, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
  • Lorenzo Cantoni, USI – Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland
  • Federica Cena, University of Torino, Italy
  • Namho Chung, Kyung Hee University, Korea
  • Cihan Cobanoglu, University of South Florida, USA
  • Cynthia Corrêa, University of São Paulo, Brasil
  • Giacomo Del Chiappa, University of Sassari, Italy
  • Amra Delić. University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Anneli Douglas, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Matthias Fuchs, Mid-Sweden University, Sweden
  • Damianos Gavalas, University of Aegean, Greece
  • Robert Goecke, Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Maria Rosario González, University of Seville, Spain
  • Ulrike Gretzel, University of Southern California, USA
  • Leanne Grobbelaar, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
  • Vincent Grèzes, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Switzarland
  • Xinxin Guo, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
  • Juyeon Ham, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
  • Vyasha Harilal, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Noor Hazarina Hashim, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Uwe Hermann. Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
  • Jesus Herrero Tecnalia, Spain
  • Sunyoung Hlee, Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China
  • Joseph William Hood, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
  • Wolfram Höpken, Germany
  • Dietmar Jannach, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
  • Yoo Ri Kim, University of Surrey, UK
  • Taekyung Kim Kwangwoon, University, Korea
  • Stefan Klein, University of Muenster, Germany
  • Chulmo Koo, Kyung Hee University, Korea
  • Jan Krasnodebski, Expedia, Switzerland
  • Rob Law, University of Macau, China
  • Seul Ki Lee, Sejong University, Korea
  • Hyunae Lee, Kyung Hee University, Korea
  • Daniel Leung, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Rosanna Leung, Timmical Consultancy, Taiwan
  • Maria Lexhagen, Mid Sweden University, Sweden
  • Gang Li Deakin, University, Australia
  • Andreas Liebrich, Hochschule Luzern – Wirtschaft, Switzerland
  • Anyu Liu, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Bernd Ludwig, University Regensburg, Germany
  • Qiuju Luo, Sun Yat-sen University, China
  • Rekha Maniram, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
  • Estela Marine-Roig, University of Lleida, Spain
  • Eva Martin-Fuentes, University of Lleida, Spain
  • Hisashi Masuda, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Christian Maurer, IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria
  • Luiz Mendes-Filho, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brasil
  • Elina Michopoulou, University of Derby, UK
  • Valeria Minghetti, CISET – Ca’ Foscari University, Italy
  • Jean-Claude Morand, CYBERSTRAT, France
  • Antonio Moreno, University Rovira i Virgili, Spain
  • Jamie Murphy, University of Eastern Finland, Finalnd
  • Rosa Naude-Potgieter, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
  • Julia Neidhardt, TU Wien, Austria
  • Stefan Neubig, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Barbara Neuhofer, Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Austria
  • Lyndon Nixon, MODUL Technology GmbH, Austria
  • Elena Not, Fondazione Bruno Kessler
  • Siyabulela Nyikana, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Peter O’Connor, University of South Australia, Australia
  • Linda Osti, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
  • Sangwon Park, Kyung Hee University, Korea
  • Juho Pesonen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
    Ilona Pezenka, FHWien der WKW University of Applied Sciences for Management & Communication, Austria
  • Birgit Proell, FAW, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
  • Francesco Ricci, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
  • Laurens Rook, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Roland Schegg, HES-SO Valais, Switzerland
  • Seunghun Shin, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Portia Pearl Siyanda Sifolo, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
  • Marianna Sigala, University of Piraeus, Greece
  • Brigitte Stangl, University of Surrey, UK
  • Jason Stienmetz, Modul University, Austria
  • Reshma Sucheran, Durban University of Technology, South Africa
  • Pascal Tauoatsoala, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
  • Tembi Tichaawa, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Ndivhuwo Tshipala, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
  • Aarni Tuomi, Haaga-Helia, Finland
  • Iis Tussyadiah, University of Surrey, UK
  • Dandison Ukpabi, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
  • Dewald Venter, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
  • Vania Vigolo, University of Verona, Italy
  • Katerina Volchek, Deggendorf Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Bruce Wan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Junyi Wang, Sun Yat-sen University, China
  • Christian Weismayer, MODUL University, Austria
  • Lisa Welthagen, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
  • Wolfgang Wörndl, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Zheng Xiang, Virginia Tech, USA
  • Sung-Byung Yang, Kyung Hee University, Korea
  • Yerin Yhee, Kyung Hee University, Korea
  • Kyung-Hyan Yoo, William Paterson Unviersity, USA
  • Joanne Yu, Modul University Vienna, Austria
  • Markus Zanker, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
  • Xueting Zhai, Sun Yat-sen University, China
  • Marina Andric, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy