4th INTERNATIONAL RURAL TOURISM CONGRESS: New Era – the Era of Rural Tourism
May 9 – 13, 2018 Supetar

For any inquiries regarding the electronical application of research paper summaries, please do not hesitate to contact us at congress@klubselo.hr or the following phone numbers: +385 (0)95 233 7741; +385 (0)98 952 2980; +385 (0)1 233 7741. Also, all of the information can be found at our official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KlubCS/

Research paper summary application
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[PLEASE READ CAREFULLY] Electronical application rules for the 4th International Rural Tourism Congress
• The application deadline for the research paper summary is March 16, 2018
• You will receive our reply and final decision until March 23, 2018
• In case of summary approval, you will need to submit the complete research/scientific paper electronically, following our instructions.
[PLEASE READ CAREFULLY] Technical details of research paper and summary form of writing
The official languages of the Congress are Croatian and English, whilst authors choose their preferred language of application and paper delivery. The summary needs to be written in Croatian or English. The paper submission e-mail address: congress@klubselo.hr

The papers have to be written in Microsoft Word, and should not exceed 30000 symbols (including spacing). Papers will be reviewed, and the chosen ones will be published in “Zbornik radova” (collection of scientific and research papers).

Article text: The text needs to be formatted to the Times New Roman font, 10pt letter size, with single line spacing, aligned from both sides, written from the beginning of the row (no indents for each new paragraph), with the following margins: 5 cm top, 5 cm bottom, 4.4 cm left, 4.2 cm right; 0 cm gutter, 4 cm header, 4 cm footer, portrait paper orientation. If there are sentences that you would like to emphasize additionally, please use the Italics formatting of letters, not bold. For paragraph separation, please use a 10pt space between rows.

Footnotes should be used only for clarification purposes of the paper. They should not be used for referencing. They also need to be placed at the bottom of the page, continuously, throughout the whole paper and marked with Arabic numerals (starting at 1).

The title of the paper: written in Arial font, 14pt letter size, centralized.

The summary of the article has to be placed at the beginning of the paper, having a maximum of 200-250 words. It needs to briefly explain the research paper findings and has to include 1-6 keywords. Authors have to attach the summary in Croatian and English, one beneath the other. Font: Times New Roman, size 8pt, aligned from both sides.

Headers: need to be short and concise, ordered by number (1-9). They can include subheadings, sequenced in the following manner: 1; 1.1...; 2; 2.1..., etc., and should not exceed the 2nd subordination (e.g. 2.1.1.).

In-text citations: Cited parts of the text should be listed in the text, not separately. They need to be quoted in brackets, along with the author's last name and year of publication (e.g.: Capizzi 2012). In case of full quotations, page numbers need to be added to the in-text citation (e.g.: Sikavica 2009, 56). Ibids should not be used and each quotation has to be written in the same manner. If there are more authors in your citation, mention the first one, and add “et al.” (e.g.: Capizzi et al. 2012).

Pictures, graphs and tables can be included within the text. They need to be numbered, named and include the source name. They also need to be numbered in order (Arabic numerals) – all pictures, graphs and tables separately.

The Reference list has to include all of the used sources and complete information about the work cited, which must be visible in quotation. The Reference list should be written without headings and should be placed at the end of the paper (after the Conclusion). It should not be numbered and has to be listed in alphabetical order (by author last name), and chronologically if the same author comes up multiple times. Font: Times New Roman, size 8pt, hanging indenture (1.27 cm).


• Journals: last name, initials (year), “Name of the article”, name of the journal in which it was published, volume(number), pages.

Capizzi, M.T., Ferguson, R. (2005), "Loyalty trends for the twenty-first century", Journal of Consumer Marketing, 22(2), 72-80.

If there are 2-3 authors, their last names should be listed in order of appearance followed by initials (year), “Name of the article”, name of the journal in which it was published, volume(number), pages.

Llosa, S., Chandon, J.-L., Orsingher, C. (1998), "An Empirical Study of Servqual's Dimensionality", The Service Industries Journal, 18(2), 16-44.

If there are multiple authors (more than 4), the last name of the first author should be listed, which is followed by et al.

Krueger, J. et al. (2000), "Competing Models of Entrepreneurial Intentions", Journal of Business Venturing, 15(5-6), 411-432.

• Books: last name, initials (year), Name, publisher, location of publication.

Harrow, R. (2005), No Place to Hide, Simon & Schuster, New York, NY.

If there are multiple authors (more than 4), the last name of the first author should be listed, which is followed by et al.

• Sources from the internet: last name, initials (year), “Article name”, name of the journal in which it was published, volume(number), pages, web page address (date of retrieval).

Cutting-Decelle et al. (2007), “A review of approaches to supply chain Communications: From manufacturing to Construction”, ITcon, 12(1), 73-102,
http://www.itcon.org/data/works/att/2007_5.content.06399.pdf (01.07.2014)

If the internet source does not have an author: web page address (date of retrieval).

http://www.softwebsolutions.com/mobile-supply-chain-management-solutions.html (30.06.2014)

In the first page of the paper you need to list the name(s) of the author(s): name, last name, profession, institution, e-mail address.

Themes of the 4th International Rural Congress
1. Opening lectures

2. Sustainable development in rural tourism
- Entrepreneurship
- Preservation of villages
- Renewable energy sources and energy efficiency
- Innovative services in rural tourism
- Natural and artificial potentials
- Rural tourism of undeveloped areas
- Rural tourism of islands
- Standardization of products and services (symbols and signs in quality function, authenticity and promotion)
- Tourist (cultural and theme) routes
- Tourist education of local population
- Creative tourism
- Rural-gourmet tourism
- Tradition in offer shaping
- Placement of agricultural products through rural tourism
- Management, marketing and rural entrepreneurship
- Agrarian economy and rural tourism
- Good practice examples

3. Formation of rural-touristic destinations through networking
- The role of tourist organizations
- The role of destination management companies
- The role of destination management organizations
- The role of tourist agencies and tour operators
- The role of local action groups and local action groups in fishing (LAG and LAGUR)
- The role of the public sector
- The role of cluster
- The role of development agencies
- The role of associations
- The role of tour guides
- The role of other domestic and international organizations and institutions
- Manifestations and events
- Intersectoral and international cooperation
- International tourist zones

4. Inheritance in rural tourism
- European year of cultural inheritance 2018 (engagement, sustainability, preservation, innovation)
- New paradigms of culture and tourism
- Tourist cultural routes (definitions, experience, potentials, foundation, sustainability)
- Tourist attraction of rural tourism in the function of crafting rural-tourist products
- What do we know about our cultural-tourist product
- Historic itineraries
- Story telling
- Story doing
- Inheritance interpretation
- Management of cultural tourism and inheritance-tourism in rural areas
- Architectural inheritance

5. Digital marketing in rural tourism
- Web presence – the basis for digital marketing and booking
- “Tell a story” – social networks
- Tourist apps for smartphones
- Contemporary PR via internet
- Influencer marketing & newsletter
- Virtual destinations (virtual walks through destinations)
- Smart villages, small towns and rural areas

6. The role of emigrants and minority groups in development, promotion and placement of rural products
- Find the roots
- Nostalgia
- Tourist arrangements
- Return and employment
- Tourist agencies – specialists for Croatia
- Investments

7. Sources of financing in rural tourism
- EU funds
- National support
- Regional and local government support
- Credit lines and insurance

8. Legal framework of rural tourism
- Hospitality and tourist services
- Production and distribution of food
- Agriculture and rural development
- Tax policies
- Jobs and employment
- Health conditions
- Nature and environment protection
- Architecture and spatial planning
- Quality and originality labels
- Other significant regulations in rural tourism operations

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