Precious Colleagues and Dear Students;

International Congress on Cultural Heritage and Tourism will be held in Suleyman Demirel Culture Centre between 19-21 May, 2017 by Selcuk University Tourism Faculty.  The main theme of the congress is determined as Cultural Heritage and Tourism. The fact that Konya hosts many civilizations and owns a rich heritage from these civilizations became an important factor for the preference of such a theme in terms of Konya. Another important factor is that Konya represents a center of national and international culture and religious tourism. Therefore; variety of organizations are carried out each year in rapidly growing Konya. One of the organizations within the year 2017 in Konya will be International Congress on Cultural Heritage and Tourism. Our congress will host valuable scholars who conduct studies on cultural heritage and tourism, sectorial representatives and students who are in their higher education process. The purpose of the congress is to reveal the problems twizzling around social sciences and changing world conditions in terms of cultural heritage and tourism, solutions of sectorial problems and the examination of new approaches.

Hereby, introducing the cradle of civilizations, Anatolian and Seljuk civilizations, which have a strong history and cultural heritage, in international platforms, and to move our inherited heritage to the future with a strong consciousness, are included in our aims.

Important dates related to the Congress are announced on our website and in the process of full text submission, all of the full texts will pass through the referee process. It is planned that the Congress leaflet will be published before 30 August 2017. Congress proceedings will be available in either Turkish or English language. You may participate as a presenter, poster presenter, or listener. The congress leaflet will be published as an e-book.

You may visit our web site (iccht.org) for detailed information about the congress.We express our honor to host you in the place of peace and tolerance, capital of culture and city of civilizations, KONYA.

With respect and greetings.

Prof. Dr. Necmi UYANIK

Dean of Selcuk University Tourism Faculty

Head of the Congress