Second International Conference on
Monitoring and Management of Visitor Flows in Recreational and
June 16–20, 2004
Accepted papers and
Instructions for authors
The MMV conference provides a forum for research presentations and the exchange of information and experience of managerial policies, problems, practices and solutions regarding issues related to the monitoring and management of visitor flows in recreational and protected areas. Special interest is focused on the management of international nature tourists.
History and background
The first MMV conference was held in Vienna, Austria, in winter 2002. The growing concern about increasing recreational use of protected areas and concern about the limits of ecological carrying capacities in these areas in many parts of the world were the motives to share experiences and know-how. The first conference was a great success, and the idea of a follow-up conference was supported after Vienna conference.
The overall purpose of the conference is to provide an opportunity for constructive discussions on managerial policies, problems and solutions as they relate to monitoring and management of nature tourists and visitor flows in recreational and protected areas. The main focus is related to:
The conference welcomes researchers and scholars working with the topics of the conference, as well as park staff and managers dealing with visitor management in recreational and protected areas. Students of recreation and nature tourism studies are offered a special student fee.
There are plenary sessions with international acknowledged keynote speakers and a number of sessions for paper presentations.
Schedule and program
The conference will be held on Wednesday June 16th to Sunday 20th, 2004. The program includes three days of plenary sessions, paper presentation sessions and workshops. Field trips to national parks, wilderness areas and nature tourism enterprises will be organized after the conference.
First call for papers
Abstracts of paper and poster presentations can be submitted related to one of the ten topics. A paper presentation is limited to 20 minutes followed by 5 minutes of discussion. Poster presentations will be organized in 60 minutes session, during which the authors(s) must be available for questions and discussion. Only one presentation is allowed per person. Instructions for posters are available on the conference web page or from the conference secretary.
Pre-registration is recommended together with submission of the abstract.
Final registration starts in January 2004 with detailed information about payment options (credit card, bank transfer, invoice).
The registration fee is 300 euros for early birds (by February 28) and 350 euros later. The fee includes congress proceedings, mid-congress excursion, lunches and refreshments, Arktikum museum fee. Post-conference tours are prized separately. Students and participants from Eastern Europe and Third World countries will have a reduced fee.
Registrations should be submitted via the conference web page http://www.metla.fi/tapahtumat/2004/mmv2 (Final registration) or directly to the conference secretary Ms. Eija Virtanen by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax +358 10 211 4401 or by mail addressed to Finnish Forest Research Institute, Rovaniemi Research Station, P.O. Box 16, FIN-96301 Rovaniemi, Finland.
Final registration continues till May 15, 2004.
Contacts and information
Enquiries should be forwarded to Tuija Sievänen (email@example.com), Seija Tuulentie
(firstname.lastname@example.org) and Eija Virtanen (email@example.com).
Conference is hosted by: