The 2021 RGS-IBG Conference will take place in London from Tuesday 31 August to Friday 3 September 2021. The conference will continue to be chaired by Professor Kothari and have the same theme : Borders, Borderlands and Bordering .

The Conference is currently scheduled to run with both in-site and online sessions. Session conveners, presenters and delegates can chooce between the preffered option upon registration. Further updates will be provided via the RGS-IBG in due notice.

The GLTRG is able to sponsor 12 sessions and also welcomes co-sponsored sessions with other RGS research groups. We welcome session proposals for the conference.

Further guidelines for session organizers and applicants is available on the dedicated Annual Conference section of the RGS website

The GLTRG is currently sponsoring the following sessions during the 2021 RGS-IBG Annual Conference.


Resilience and Voluntary Temporary Populations: A mobility concept in an immobile world

Session conveners:
Dr. Bailey Ashton Adie
(Solent University)
Prof. C. Michael Hall (University of Canterbury, New Zealand and University of Oulu, Finland)

Geographies of tourism and food: intersecting travel and sustainable food futures

Session conveners:
Anna De Jong (University of Glasgow)
Gordon Waitt (University of Wollongong, Australia)

Tourism Scholarship and Knowledge Co-creation on Southeast Asia

Session conveners:
Dr. Jaeyeon Choe (Bournemouth University)
Prof. Noel Salazar (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Assoc. Prof. Pham Hong Long (USSH Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam)

Regional cooperation for sustainable tourism development in Southeast Asia

Session conveners: Dr. Jaeyeon Choe (Bournemouth University)
Prof. Jarkko Saarinen (University of Oulu, Finland)
Dr. Pham Hong Long (USSH Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam)

Brexit, Tourism and Travel (Im)mobilities

Session conveners:
Dr. Tijana Rakic (University of Brighton),
Dr Constantia Anastasiadou (Edinburgh Napier University)
Dr Yorgos Karagiannakis (University of Sussex)

Covid-19 and ‘the night’ in the Tourist City: Present and Future

Session conveners
Manuel García-Ruiz (ISCTE Lisbon, Portugal)
Dr Jordi Nofre (NOVA University Lisbon, Portugal)

Tourism-dependent islands and the pandemic: grey clouds but also silver linings

Session conveners: Prof. Regina Scheyvens (Massey University, New Zealand)
Dr. Api Movono (Massey University, New Zealand)

Nature, Health and Digital in Times of Crisis: Transcending Borders of Exclusion into Nature Through Innovation in Digital and Immersive Solutions

Session conveners: Prof. Tabea Bork- Hüffer (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
Professor Caroline Scarles, (University of Surrey)
Professor David Sheffield (University of Derby)